One of the most unique citrus oils, Bergamot is simultaneously calming and uplifting—making it ideal for dissolving sad or anxious feelings. Like other citrus oils, it possesses significant cleansing properties and a pleasant aroma. Bergamot is a refreshing citrus oil commonly used aromatically to reduce stress and tension, to uplift and improve low mood, and to promote a sense of self confidence. It is used topically to cleanse, calm, and rejuvenate skin in DIY recipes and massage therapy. It is also used around the home to purify surfaces and air. Bergamot is used internally to purify the body and as a flavoring in cooking.
Extraction Method: Cold pressed / expressed Aromatic Description: Citrus, spice, with a high floral note Main Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl acetate
- Main Benefits:
- Soothes anxious or sad feelings
- Powerful purifying agent for the skin
- Used in massage therapy for its calming benefits
- Promotes healthy, clear skin
Dr Sue says Bergamot Encourages the release of pent-up feelings— feelings that can lead not only to depression but to insomnia, anxiety and sudden mood swings. It helps in addition, to redirect nervous energy away from unproductive and addictive behavior, helping us to rediscover spontaneity and optimism. Bergamot oil helps us to relax and “let go.”
- Used in aromatherapy to help relieve headaches.
- Used in aromatherapy to help relieve colds and cough.
- Used in aromatherapy for symptomatic relief of acne and boils.
- Used in aromatherapy for symptomatic relief of eczema and dermatitis.
- Used in aromatherapy to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises, and burns.
- Used in aromatherapy as a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort.
- ☆ Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot.
- ☆ Apply to feet before bedtime for a calming and relaxing experience.
- ☆ Add one drop to night time skincare routine for its purifying benefits.
- ☆ Diffuse in classroom, at work, or home when tense feelings or stress levels are high.
- ☆ Take one drop internally to support a healthy nervous system and cardiovascular system.
- ☆ Can be applied to reflex points on the feet or hands, back, low back, wrists, throat, inside of the arms, bones behind the ears or around the core of tummy.
Research has shown that Bergamot can assist with easing pain related to mild memory problems associated with aging, reducing inflammation and wound healing properties, and overall improves mental health and well-being.
Bergamot is gently relaxing, yet distinctly uplifting, effect is the result not only of its beautifully fresh, fruity-floral aroma but the fact that it smoothes the flow of energy. It particularly likes the Liver so I find that many people like to use to heal old anger and resentments that may have been stored there – this is a gentler approach to cleaning up the Liver than the Zendocrine – so in the cases of childhood abuse or multiple addictions we love Bergamot initially and then add Zendocrine for rapid recovery of the Liver.
Bergamot is particularly effective in combination with Coriander, Fennel or Roman Chamomile to aid in “nervous” digestion and loss of appetite due to situations that cause Nervous Eating or Over-eating as an emotional response to an event or a “buried alive” factor.
Bergamot is antiseptic, slightly astringent, deodorizing, healing for wounds, and generally beneficial for the skin. It also helps in cases of dandruff, seborrhea, acne, herpes (lip blisters and genital herpes), shingles, eczema, excessive perspiration (armpits), and unpleasant body odor. Bergamot has a reducing effect on seborrhea, greasy skin and hair, and oily seborrhea; the same is true for treating acne.
Appetite-Suppressing Inhalant: Bergamot 10 drops, Fennel 5 drops, Patchouli 5 drops; gently blend oils together in glass vial and then pour 10-11 drops into inhaler and keep using throughout the day.
Stimulating Inhalant for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Bergamot 5 drops, Siberian Fir 4 drops, Coriander 5 drops, Geranium 4 drops, Lemon 4 drops; gently blend oils in glass bottle and then pour 10-11 drops into inhalant and draw in deep breathes several times a day.
Inhalant For Colds and Flu: Bergamot 8 drops, Frankincense 4 drops, Ginger 3 drops, White Fir 3 drops, Basil 2 drops, Black Pepper 2 drops, Eucalyptus Oil 2 drops; gently blend in glass bottle and pour 10-11 drops into inhalant and inhale often for relief of symptoms.
Aggression-Diminishing Diffuser Blend: Bergamot 12 drops, Geranium 15 drops, Lemon 16 drops, Ylang Ylang 5 drops; gently blend and then add 5-7 drops to Diffuser.
Anger-Diminishing Diffuser Blend: Bergamot 12 drops, Rosemary 14 drops, Siberian Fir 4 drops, Peppermint 16 drops; gently blend in glass vial and pour 5-7 drops into Diffuser.
Grief-Release Diffuser Blend: Bergamot 25 drops, Roman Chamomile 15 drops, Cypress 7 drops, Marjoram 6 drops; gently blend in glass vial and pour 5-7 drops into Diffuser.
Fear Combating Diffuser Blend: Bergamot 20 drops, Clary Sage 20 drops, Cypress 6 drops, Ginger 6 drops and Fennel 4 drops; gently blend in glass vial and pour 5-7 drops into Diffuser.
Sitz Bath For Cystitis: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, Bergamot 2 drops, Melaleuca 2 drops, Cypress 1 drop, Thyme 1 drop; add oils to Epsom Salts and pour into dry tub then add warm water to hip deep and stir until blended-then, soak for fifteen minutes – several times a day to relieve.
Self-Confidence Bath: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, Bergamot 3 drops, Ylang Ylang 2 drops, Helichrysum 2 drops; add oils to Epsom salts and then add warm water and soak for 15 minutes – am and pm.
Esteem-Boosting Bath: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, Bergamot 2 drops, Cypress 1 drop, Patchouli 1 drop, Ylang Ylang 1 drop; add oils to Epsom salts and then add warm water and soak for 15 minutes – am and pm.
Soothing Psoriasis Bath: 2 Cups Epsom Salts, Bergamot 4 drops, Siberian Fir 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 3 drops, Helichrysum 4 drops; add oils to Epsom Salts and then to warm bath – soak for 25-30 minutes 3 -4 times a week until symptoms get relieved and then once a week to heal skin issues.
Bath Blend For Getting Through Grief: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, Bergamot 4 drops, Cypress 3 drops, Marjoram 2 drops; add oils to Epsom Salts – pour salts into dry tub, then add water – warm and soak for 10-12 minutes deeply inhaling and allowing pain to float out of the feet for a little while — use bath a couple times a day.
Anti-aggression Personal Blend: 1 tablespoon doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil, Bergamot 4 drops, Ylang Ylang 3 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Sandalwood 3 drops, Lemon 2 drops; gently blend and apply to sternum, put on hands and rub together and inhale, rub over Liver area or put on Liver Reflex points of feet and hands several times a day – breathe deeply and expect to “go with the flow”….
Joyous Personal Blend: 1 Tablespoon (300 drops) Fractionated Coconut Oil, Bergamot 4 drops, Wild Orange 3 drops, Rose 2 drops, Siberian Fir 2 drops; gently blend and apply to bones behind ears, put in hands and rub together and inhale deeply.
Relief of Impatient & Intolerant Feelings: 1 Tablespoon (300 drops) of doTERRA Fractionated Coco-nut Oil, Bergamot 3 drops, Lavender 2 drops and Peppermint 1 drop; gently blend and apply to the area over the Liver (right side below rib cage), reflex points for Liver and bones behind the ears.
Relief of Bleak Outlook: 1 Tablespoon doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, Bergamot 2 drops, Patchouli 4 drops, Coriander 6 drops- combine oils, gently blend and apply to bottoms of feet, behind the ears on the bones and on the sternum – breathe deeply…several times a day–choose to feel good!!
Relief of Bitter and Brooding Thoughts: 1 Tablespoon doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil, Bergamot 3 drops, Helichrysum 3 drops, Roman Chamomile 3 drops – gently blend and apply to bottoms of feet, inside the forearms (rub Together), on the bones behind the ears and on the sternum – breathe deeply…several times a day.
Relief of Feelings of Frustration and Negative Thoughts: 1 tablespoon of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, Bergamot 4 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Sandalwood 2 drops; gently blend and apply & breathe in deeply…
Relief of Chronic Indecisiveness: 1 Tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Bergamot 3 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Wild Orange 2 drops; gently blend and apply to bones behind the ears, the back of the neck, the wrists and inhale deeply.
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