Bergamot

Main Uses    

  • Calming and soothing aroma
  • Promotes healthy, clear skin
  • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits
  • Supports feelings of self-doubt, discouragement, self-hatred,
    disappointment, discouragement, stress. 

Application: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expressed
Aromatic Description: Citrus, spice, with a high floral note
Main Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl formate
Plant Part: Bergamot rind (peel)

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Bergamot Essential Oil    

Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants,requiring a special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to soothe skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils because its aroma can be both uplifting and calming, while also cleansing the skin.

Home and Health Uses

  • Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its skin benefits.
  • Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot.

Emotional Uses

A member of the citrus family, bergamot is an excellent choice for uplifting our moods. For those with low self-esteem, bergamot may help restore confidence, hope, and self-assurance. Bergamot supports us to let go of negative thinking and release tension. It also encourages us to connect to who we really are so we may share our authentic selves with others. Applied to the throat, solar plexus, and the bottoms of the feet, bergamot can assist with a good night’s sleep. When diffused, it helps create a peaceful environment. Combine bergamot with lime and sandalwood to promote a sense of worthiness and belonging.

Additional Reading

The delicate, citrus aroma of doTERRA Bergamot essential oil smells as light as it feels. Among the wide variety of citrus oils, Bergamot oil is distinct in its ability to uplift your mood and calm your worries simultaneously. This unique capability makes Bergamot oil ideal for helping to manage both anxious and sad feelings. These benefits can also be achieved when Bergamot is used to cleanse the skin. doTERRA bergamot essential oil will remove impurities and nourish the skin while creating an overall calming effect for the body.

The Bergamot plant is among the more sensitive of the citrus plants and requires specific conditions in order to thrive in an environment where it can be harvested in large quantities. In climates where the Bergamot plant is most suited, such as in Italy and Greece, the remarkable qualities have been used for years to decrease feelings of stress and to nourish and enliven the skin. In Greece, the fruit is eaten before it’s ripe by the spoonful as a dessert or as a side to coffee.

Whenever tensions are high and need to be relieved, whether it’s during a difficult meeting at work or in your bedroom preparing for bed after a long day, diffuse Bergamot oil for a penetrating aroma that will dissolve even the thickest fog of stressful feelings. Stressful situations often arise without warning, so it’s good to keep doTERRA Bergamot essential oil on hand as a way to feel confident wherever you go and in whatever situation you find yourself in.

A great trick to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of Bergamot is to apply it to your skin while you’re in the shower. The steam will release the soothing aroma and the oil will nourish and rejuvenate your skin. For a calming and grounding aroma to bring you back to your center, blend doTERRA Bergamot essential oil with Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Patchouli. No matter how you choose to use Bergamot, this special essential oil with lift you out of sadness and dissipate anxious feelings like sunshine does to the fog, leaving you feeling contented and open to receive the goodness that surrounds you.

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