All About Bergamot Essential Oil
Plus DIY Roller Remedy with Bergamot for Calming & Anxiety Relief
Bergamot essential oil, if you are unfamiliar with the name, is a citrus, known as “citrus bergamia” in its botanical name. It is a lovely scent, lighter than some citrus, and it has some wonderful health benefits in addition to its awesome aroma.
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Bergamot essential oil is described as being uplifting, assuring, restoring and calming. It has this complexity to it where it can calm you quickly but also uplift your mood, and not dampen it.It is an oil that, when used in a pure form, is safe for all common uses of an essential oil: topically, aromatically and internally. Just be sure you are using an oil that is 100% certified therapeutic grade, and not one that has been added to with fillers or perfumes. Their labels won’t tell you if they have fillers, many will say 100% pure but they’re not. If they do not have third party testing available for the essential oil you’re considering, move on to one that does.
Doterra’s Bergamot essential oil is safe for all of these and you can know you don’t need to worry about purity when you buy their oils, so this description of Bergamot is of their particular oil.
They do recommend for sensitive skin, to dilute when using it topically. As with any citrus, you want to be sure to use a carrier oil or lotion along with it when applying to the skin, and be sure not to go out in direct sunlight immediately after using it either, as citrus can cause skin irritation when overheated.
Their bergamot oil is taken from the rind of the fruit and cold pressed to extract the oils. This protects its valuable properties and keeps the aroma intact.
Its main constituents are: Limonene, Linalyl Formate, and Linalol. Its top properties are: Neutonic, Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antifungal and digestive.
You can see how valuable an oil it truly is when reading that list. It can be found in in Doterra’s Clary Calm women’s blend, and used in many other blends easily, as it blends well with many other oils.
Use it along with Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Patchouli, Elevation blend, White Fir, or Frankincense for a great combination. Bergamot may be best known for its use in Earl Grey tea, and it is many times combined with lavender in home recipes and drinks. An interesting fact about bergamot is that it was used in the very first “Eau De Cologne”.
Bergamot Essential Oil Roller Remedies
Apply it topically, along with a carrier oil if needed, to bottoms of the feet, back of neck or on temples or wrists. It also can be diffused, and will diffuse well for this in combination with lavender.
For appetite loss issues
Diffuse it and/or take 2 to 3 drops internally in a veggie capsule along with glass of water.
Dealing with stress
Apply topically, along with carrier oil if needed, to back of the neck, wrists, temples or over the heart. Place a drop in the palm of the hands, rub palms together and then cup over mouth and nose and inhale deeply for quick relief and uplift.
For joint and muscle aches or muscle cramps
Apply topically to the area of pain, using a carrier oil if needed. Can also be taken internally in a veggie capsule with a glass of water also for relief.
For help to relieve coughing, or for respiratory issues
Apply topically, along with carrier if needed, to the chest and down the throat.
For skin issues such as acne, to balance oily skin, or for eczema or psoriasis
Apply topically, along with carrier oil if needed, to the affected areas.
Use topically for massage techniques and relief of inflammation.
For emotional issues
To help with dealing with self-worth issues – Apply topically or diffuse and inhale deeply.
For emotional balance
Use aromatically or topically.
Will help take you from feeling inadequate and unworthy to feeling like you are worthy and enough.
To use in cooking and baking
Use one drop at a time but make sure it is not too strong as oils are more potent to use than herbs.
Put a drop in ice water for a refreshing drink, or in a hot tea for an Earl Grey flavor. Add a drop of lavender along with it in either one for an extra boost in flavor. Just be sure to stir well, as the oil tends to rise to the top.Print
- Take a 10 ml. sized roller ball bottle and add in the following drops of essential oils:
- 15 drops Bergamot
- 18 drops Balance blend (If you do not have balance, use a woodsy oil such as cedarwood)
- 10 drops White Fir
- 12 drops Lavender
- Go slowly when filling in the drops, as these are all thinner in consistency and it is easy to have the drops get away from you and use too many.
- Once you have them all in the bottle, top it off with your favorite carrier oil, such as jojoba or fractionated coconut oil. Fill it to the top of the main part of the bottle, stopping when it reaches the area that the lid screws on to, to avoid having it overflow when you place in the roller ball.
- Now, carefully push the roller ball down into the bottle, making sure it is all the way down and clicks in. If there is a gap between the plastic and the glass, it is not all the way on and it will leak.
- Once that is on, you can use the blend. Make yourself a label if desired.
- To use, just give it a shake before use and apply topically as needed. This blend is good for calming your mind and body and will leave you with an uplifted and calmed feeling instead of an anxious one.
Now you know of several ways to benefit from the use of Bergamot essential oil. I hope you give it a try and again remember to do your research on whatever oil you do buy.
Make sure to check out our other essential oil articles.