Bergamot Essential Oil
Name: Bergamot
Scientific NameCitrus bergamia
Scent: Citrus, Fruity, Sweet, Warm, Energising.
Extracted/Distilled from the : Fruit rind
Recommended Carrier Oil: Castor Oil, Olive, Rapeseed, Vitamin E Oil, Avocado Oil

What can It be used for:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Bath Soaks
  • Boosting Positivity
  • Diffusers and Burners
  • Energising
  • Increasing Mood & Motivation
  • Massage and Physiotherapy
  • Moisturiser
  • Perfume and Deodorant
  • Promoting Relaxation
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Reducing Headaches
  • Relieving Stress
  • Relieving the symptoms of SAD
  • Steam Inhalation 
  • Topical treatments for Treating the Skin

Side Effects Can include:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nasal irritation
  • Skin Irritation

Works Well with Other Essential Oils Such as:

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella
  • Cloves
  • Cypress
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Jasmine
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

How to Use Orange Essential Oils:

It is best used as either a perfume, massage oil, diffuser or burner oil (when mixed with a base oil) or added lightly to laundry or baths to create a warming and energising scent. Bergamot essential oil is used in aromatherapy to treat depression, stress, tension, low self-confidence, fear, and hysteria. It is useful in healing skin infections like general wounds, psoriasis, cold sores, and eczema.

Use 1-2 drops per tbsp of carrier oil, or 3-4 if used in water.

 ~ Bergamot Energising Diffuser~

  • 2-5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or other carrier Oil 
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Oil Burner Candle
  • Optional Oils: Cinnamon, Citronella, Basil, Cloves

Adding in the water first with the carrier oil on top, drop the essential oils one drop at a time after lighting the candle. The water will evaporate and circulate the oils around, releasing the scents from the essential oils into the air. 

Traditional Apothecary Uses of Orange:

Historically, bergamot essential oil was an ingredient in Eau de Cologne, a perfume originally concocted by Johann Maria Farina at the beginning of the 18th century. The first record of bergamot oil used as a fragrance in perfume is from 1714, found in the Farina Archive in Cologne.

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