Bergamot essential oil

Properties, use and contraindications of Bergamot essential oil:

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Bergamot essential oil for good mood, health and well-being

Bergamot essential oil:
the fruit of good humor and well-being
The bergamot essential oil is originally totally natural, it is obtained from the squeezing of the bergamot peels and has useful properties against bad mood and impure skin, but not only.

Find out what it is for and how to use it.

Properties of bergamot oil
How to use bergamot essential oil
Contraindications of bergamot essential oil
Where to buy bergamot essential oil

Bergamot is a citrus fruit common in the Ionian-Reggio Calabria, from whose peel an essential oil is obtained which is particularly rich in beneficial properties. In particular, bergamot essential oil is obtained by cold pressing of the peels, which are rich in essential oil.
It is a very useful product in aromatherapy to combat feelings of sadness and melancholy. It is also very effective on the skin, as a natural purifier against acne and blackheads.

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Properties and benefits of bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil has a wide range of benefits. It can be used to improve mood, reduce stress and relieve pain. It can also be used topically to improve skin health and help with minor skin issues.

Let’s take a closer look at the qualities of this essential oil.
✓ Air purifier Bergamot oil can be used to purify the air, thanks to the high content of limonene which characterizes the intense citrus note and which will give you a pleasant feeling of cleanliness. Bergamot is also an excellent purifier to be added to laundry detergents or directly into the fabric softener.
✓ Good mood stimulant In aromatherapy, bergamot essence is used to drive away feelings of sadness and melancholy. Bergamot extract has recognized energizing and tonic properties on the central nervous system. In this case you can also make aromatic baths with salts added with bergamot essence.
✓ Antibacterial on the skin Bergamot has exceptional antiseptic and antibacterial properties on the skin. In particular on the face, to combat acne, blackheads and oily skin, bergamot is used, together with other calming and purifying active ingredients, such as lemon and lavender.
✓ Energizing To be able to revitalize and to face the day with positivity, we recommend that you have an energizing massage based on bergamot essential oil. Especially in the morning, having a massage with this oil will give you vitality and good humor to better face the day.
✓ Purifying for the hair Bergamot extract also has beneficial properties on oily hair, if added to shampoo or restructuring masks. Together with bergamot, to enhance the purifying effect, it is useful to combine rosemary and lavender essential oil.
✓ Calming and relaxing Bergamot essence works by calming anxiety and counteracting insomnia. It promotes relaxation because it calms emotional and mental states of agitation.
We advise you to use a few drops of bergamot in the essence burner together with lavender and sweet orange. This mix will help you relax and help your children sleep too.

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How to use bergamot essential oil

1 Diffusion in the environment As an air purifier, you can add a few drops of bergamot essential oil in the essence burner, perhaps together with a few drops of lemon and eucalyptus. During the winter season, drops of bergamot can be added to the hot water of the radiators.
2 Aromatic baths You can put a few drops of bergamot essential oil in bath salts. Twenty drops of essence are sufficient for 150 g of salts. Stay immersed in hot water for at least twenty minutes to benefit from its extraordinary aromatherapy properties.
3 In detergents To perfume and also have an antibacterial effect, add a few drops of bergamot extract to liquid detergent, both for hand washing and in the washing machine. Or, put 5 drops of essential oil directly into the fabric softener.
4 Added to creams and shampoos We recommend adding a few drops of essence to your day or night face cream. In the same way, it is useful to add a dozen drops of bergamot to shampoo or hair restructuring masks. By leaving the hair mask on for at least 20 minutes, you can benefit from the purifying properties of this extraordinary oil.
5 Body massages To make revitalizing and energizing massages, we recommend adding a few drops of bergamot essence to a vegetable oil: for 50 ml of oil, for example almond or jojoba, you can add 5-6 drops in total.

Other uses and practical advice for health and beauty

Environmental diffusion: 1 gc for every m2 of the environment in which it spreads, by burner of essential oils, or in radiator humidifiers. Sitz bath, prepare the water until it covers the whole basin. Add 8 drops of bergamot essence and remain immersed for at least a quarter of an hour. Repeat daily, even twice a day against urogenital irritations
Gargle: put 5 drops of bergamot in a glass of warm water. Make prolonged rinses, at least twice a day, against halitosis, abscesses and mouth infections.

Contraindications of bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is photosensitive so, if you expose yourself to the sun or sunlamps, after using bergamot on the skin, irritation and burns may occur. We therefore advise you not to expose yourself to the sun or to sunlamps for the next 12 hours; to avoid any risk you can use bergamot-based creams or vegetable oils in the evening before going to sleep.
As with other citrus oils, bergamot essential oil is also very delicate and should be kept in a cool, dark place. On average, the life of bergamot oil is about 2 years, then it tends to deteriorate.

Pay close attention to the expiration date written on the package.

Where to buy bergamot essential oil. If you are looking for pure bergamot essential oil, you may be wondering where to buy it. The good news is that it’s widely available online and in specialty stores, as well as health food stores. However, the quality of the oil can vary considerably, so it is important to follow some guidelines, which are generally valid for all essential oils.
First of all, it is good to prefer an organic and cold-pressed essential oil, with a greenish-yellow color. Also make sure that the oil is stored in a dark glass bottle, as light can damage the properties of the oil. Also, make sure the oil is 100% pure as some products can be diluted with carrier oils or other ingredients.
Finally, check the label to make sure the product has been pulled from the peel.