Bergamot has a wonderful and distinct citrus scent. Bergamot may best be described as uplifting, assuring and a restoring oil. Bergamot blends very well with Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Patchouli, and White Fir. Here are the Here are some of the top uses of Bergamot Essential Oil, along with a wonderful roller perfume blend formula for you to try!
Top Uses for Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot is a type of citrus tree grown in Italy and used for everything from pesticides to perfumes. This fresh and clean smelling essential oil is great for perfumes, and may people feel it helps with skin care, sore muscle relief and more! Bergamot may best be known for its use in Earl Grey Tea. Its main properties are considered to have a wide range by many people including a neurotonic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antibacterial, antifungal and aiding in digestion.
Bergamot essential is a cold pressed oil that comes from the rind of the fruit.
Bergamot essentail oil may best be described as being uplifting, assuring and a restoring oil and is well known for blending well with other essential oils, specifically Ylang Ylang essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Patchouli essential oil, and White Fir essential oil.
One thing to note about using any citrus essential oils is that they can cause skin sensitivity in some people, so after using one you should not be exposed to direct sunlight for several hours following use.
Here are some top uses for Bergamot Essential Oil:
Help With Sleeping:
Try applying Bergamot topically on the pressure points of your wrist, temples, or on bottom of feet – specifically the bottom of the big toe, for better sleep.
● Blend with lavender essential oil for a great scent that should work to calm and soothe.
● Add a drop or two of Bergamot Essential Oil to a diffuser or put a drop on your pillow for aromatherapy to help you sleep.
Help With Stress:
To help calm and ease anxiety and stress, use Bergamot topically on the back of your neck and/or bottoms of feet.
● Put a few drops of Bergamot Essential Oil in the palms of hands and rub together, then cup nose and inhale slowly.
● Diffuse for aromatic treatment for stressful environment.
Joint Issues and Muscle Cramps:
– Apply topically to area of pain or discomfort in a soak. Try this DIY Inflammation Fighting Bath Salts recipe to help ease inflammation and calm the muscles.
Try Bergamot Capsules can be taken internally for for natural support for healthy cholesterol levels and blood glucose metabolism.
Help With Skin Problems:
Acne, Oily Skin, Eczema, Psoriasis – Apply topically to affected area, if you prefer it to be diluted, for any of these issues, use coconut oil to dilute.
● Bergamot has wonderful properties that will help skin as well.
● You can make a roller remedy for skin issues to keep on hand by putting 20- 25 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil in a 10 ml roller bottle, topping off with fractionated coconut oil. Then, just roll on and apply as needed.
● For Eczema or psoriasis, add in Melaleuca Essential Oil to help relive and Lavender Essential Oil to help calm the skin if desired.
Recipe for Bergamot Roller Perfume Blend
This is a great blend to wear as your daily perfume. It has a light and sunny scent, and it will help you to feel happy and light.
Bergamot Roller Perfume Blend Materials:
● 1 10ml Roll On Bottle
● 10-12 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
● 10-12 drops Lime Essential Oil
● Fractionated Coconut Oil
● 15 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
● 13 drops White Fir Essential Oil
Bergamot Roller Perfume Blend Directions:
● Place 10 – 12 drops of both Frankincense Essential Oil and Lime Essential Oil into roller bottle, using a pipette, – or being very careful to drop them out slowly, as both are runny oils.
● Then, add 15 drops Bergamot Essential Oil and 13 drops of White Fir Essential Oil,
● Next, top off the oils with fractionated coconut oil. Leave just a little room at top for roller ball to be inserted without causing it to overflow and press down until it clicks and there is no gap in between the ball and the glass part of the bottle.
● Test out the roller to make sure it rolls easily (sometimes they can get stuck, even after you put oils in them).
● Put on your lid.
● Use daily or as desired.
Make a Label: Name the perfume, and write the amount of drops next to the oils (i.e. – Bergamot 15, White Fir 13..etc.) so that if you feel like it needed a little more of something or a little less, you can adjust that the next time easily.
Cover the label with a piece of scotch tape to keep it from getting damaged with moisture.
● You may also like this easy to make DIY Inflammation Fighting Bath Salts recipe!
Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.
● Disclosure: the links in this post may be affiliate links.
● If you enjoyed this post, be sure to sign up for the Ann’s Entitled Life weekly newsletter, and never miss another article!