Bergamot Essential Oil(Citrus bergamia): "Raise your spirits with Bergamot oil, well known to be an antidepressant and stimulant in nature. Create a feeling of freshness, joy and energy by improving the blood circulation and stimulating activity of dopamine & serotonin" Bergamot essential oil is a healing and antiseptic oil and very useful in skincare. When used in a vaporizer, it's wonderful, fresh aroma will lifts the spirits. It is not only refreshing but also relaxing essential oil. Its balancing qualities make it excellent for alleviating shock and stress in general. It may also help with addictions and compulsions, feeling like a failure, or feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, or worthlessness by helping us step into our own confidence, empowerment, ability to play bigger, self-approval and joyfulness. For an aromatherapist it is probably the most valuable oil for helping with mental and psychological states. Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, sedative, vermifuge, vulnerary. Aromatic application(Mind, Spirit and Body):An uplifting oil invaluable for depression and anxiety.
Its antiseptic properties make it useful for treating mouth and skin infections and helps with sore throats.
When you are looking for an oil to help with depression, SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) or generally feeling just a bit off, lacking in self-confidence or feeling shy, then consider bergamot oil.
In vapor therapy, bergamot oil can be used for depression, feeling fed-up, respiratory problems, colds and flu, PMS and SAD.
Useful for lowering your temperature.
If used in a 1% concentration or less it can help with eczema, psoriasis and acne.....and because of its lovely aroma is an oil I often use for skin conditions. It can be used as a massage oil or blended into creams and lotions. When used in aromatherapy massage it can stimulate or soothe, depending on which essential oils it is blended with. It is fantastic for dealing with tension, depression and stress.
Use bergamot oil for a very refreshing and relaxing bath - mix with a carrier oil, or about 20ml of full-fat milk, before adding to the bath.
Can help get rid of bad breath!
Helpful with cystitus and urinary infections - it can be added to your bath or used as a local wash (diluted to 1%)
Good for your digestive system.
Bergamot essential oil is an excellent insect repellant and works even better when blended with lavender.
Apply a single drop to the palm of the hand, rub your hands together, and cup over the nose and mouth for up to one minute, as needed.
Massage a single drop of bergamot oil into the soles of the feet 1-2 times a day.
Add 2 - 3 drops (depending on essential oil) into a teaspoon of honey, whole milk, vegetable oil or other dispersing/diluting agent then add to bath water once you are in the bath.
This method results in absorption through the skin, as well as inhalation of the volatilized essential oil.
Keep eyes closed!
Avoid direct sunlight on the applied area for up to 72 hours as it is photosensitive.
Since essential oils are highly concentrated, most essential oils can not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.
Do not apply on wounds, cuts or rashes. If found risky, stop using it.
Do not use more than 1-2 drops in each use.
Do not use with children under age.
Also best to avoid during pregnancy.
May be an irritant to people with sensitive skin.