Bergamot Essential Oil
Catagory 6: Especially good to alleviate spasms.
Bergamot essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of the fruit.
It’s very light and fruity with a hint of a floral aroma.
How to use Bergamot Essential Oil
Because of its anti-spasm activity, Bergamot essential oils is especially good in blends to aid digestion. Try blending it in an oil and rubbing it on your belly for gas cramps. Be sure not to expose that area to the sun or you may get very burned.
Use it in a massage oil to comfort sore muscles after working out or doing a lot of chores that require heavy lifting. Bergamot is also great to prevent night time leg cramps. Keep massaged areas out of the sun.
Use Bergamot in the evening to help you drift off to a restful sleep. If you happen to have the sniffles, Bergamot will help clear your sinuses and decrease that pesky cough.
Feeling stressed? Bergamot essential oil is very calming and uplifting. Put it in a diffuser to start your day on a more cheerful note.
- Reduces stress
Feel better attributes
- Aids in digestion
- Helps relieve sore muscles and spasms
- Supports the respiratory system
- Reduces stress
Bergamot essential oil is phototoxic when you have more than 2 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil.
Severe burns have been recorded from going out in the sun after putting Bergamot on the skin. However, you can get a Bergapten-free Bergamot and phototoxicity will not be an issue. If you use the regular Bergamot, keep Bergamot exposed skin out of the sun for at least 18 hours. This includes tanning beds.
Essential oils that blend well with Bergamot
Bergamot blends well with other citrus oils. It also blends well with Patchouli and Vetiver.
The recipe calls for Bergamot and you don’t have it or don’t like it?
Try using Sweet Orange or Cardamom instead of Bergamot.