Bergamot oil has a sweet, citrus scent, and is extracted by cold-pressing the rind of the fruit of the bergamot tree, derived from the cross-breeding of the lemon tree and orange tree. Citrus Bergamia – or bergamot – is commonly grown in the coastal regions of Italy, Greece, and France.
The soothing aroma of the essential oil fights anxiety and stress, so bergamot oil is commonly used in massage therapy. Moreover, the oil promotes a clear complexion and is an important part of many skincare routines.
Bergamot oil is a versatile natural remedy with strong medicinal qualities at the same time. It can be used applied aromatically, which requires a diffuser, topically, or internally.
This oil offers a myriad of health benefits, and here are several ways to start using it daily:
This oil boosts blood circulation and improves mood, so it can be a natural depression remedy. Just rub a few drops in the hands, cup the nose and the mouth, and breathe in slowly.
- Relieves Congestion
This oil loosens the mucus in the respiratory tract and cleanses the body from the germs and bacteria. Use a vaporizer or oil burner with this oil, rub it into the hands and breathe in, or add it to tea, and drink it.
- Treats menstrual cramps
This essential oil has powerful antispasmodic properties, so it will relieve the muscle aches during the menstrual cycle.
- Relieves Stress
It is a potent relaxant since it stimulates the production of dopamine and serotonin. Use it in the diffuser to calm the mind, treat anxiety, and reduce stress.
- Heals Skin
This beneficial oil will effectively treat acne, skin infections and irritations, and minimize the appearance of scars. Just enjoy a warm bath with 10 drops of the oil or put 5 drops on a cotton ball or pad and rub the affected skin area.
- Treats Urinary tract infections
Its strong antibacterial properties destroy the bacteria that cause UTI. Just add a few drops to your bath, and soak in it, to prevent the abnormal spreading of bacterial infections from the urethra to the bladder.
- Helps Digestive System
Bergamot essential oil stimulates the production of digestive juices and thus eases the breakdown of foods. Moreover, it helps the elimination of waste by stimulating muscle contractions in the intestines.
Just rub 5 drops of it onto the stomach to regulate appetite and help digestion. Additionally, rub a few drops of bergamot essential oil into your hands, and rub it on the abdominal area to destroy infectious worms.
- Reduces Pain
Bergamot oil reduces the sensitivity in nerves that control pain, relaxes the muscles, and treats headaches. To relieve pain, rub 5 drops of it on the affected area.
Bergamot essential oil can be used as a natural air freshener, and eliminated body odor, due to its strong antibacterial properties. You can add a few drops of it to your deodorant, or apply it directly to the armpits.
- Cavity Protection
Bergamot essential oil prevents the development of cavities, so just add it to your toothpaste, or rub a few drops directly on the teeth.
- Reduces Fever
This essential oil stimulates the production of various hormones which will keep the body warm and treat fever.
- Tetanus prevention
This dangerous bacterial disease affects the nervous system and causes intense muscle contractions. Apply 5 drops of bergamot oil to a cotton ball, and rub the wounds to prevent infections.