Bergamot’s unique citrus and sweet scent is known for its calming properties. Pressed from the rind of the fruit, Bergamot affects the digestive system, emotional balance, and promotes healthy and clear skin. Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, and Ylang Ylang are perfect compliments to Bergamot.
Diffusing Bergamot, or applying directly to hands and inhaling, may help to promote an elevated mood. Adding 5-10 drops of oil to fractionated coconut oil can be used as massage oil. Adding it to shower gel and applying to skin will energize and adding it to bath salts before dissolving in a warm bath for 10-20 minutes will relieve stress. Stay out of direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours after applied topically to the forehead, temples, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern. Note: using Bergamot too frequently can result in extreme contact sensitization. If taken orally, dilute one drop of oil in 1 tsp of honey or 120 mL of water.
Diffusing, inhaling directly or applying to hands, then inhaling, will create an energy boost physically. Dilute 1-2 drops of Bergamot in 2 Tbsp of fractionated coconut oil before massaging onto small children. To use in massage, add 5-10 drops to fractionated coconut oil. Add to shower gel and apply or bath salts and soak for 10-20 minutes.