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Bergamot Essential Oil: The Aromatherapy Powerhouse for Skin and Emotional Wellbeing


This is a bergamot plant with green leaves and one bergamot fruit on it.

Bergamot essential oil is one such oil that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits.

What is Bergamot Essential Oil?

Bergamot essential oil is derived from the peel of the bergamot orange (Citrus Bergamia), which is a small, fragrant citrus fruit that grows mainly in Italy. The oil is extracted through a process called cold-pressing, which involves using mechanical pressure to extract the oil from the peel. The resulting oil is yellow-green in colour and has a fresh, citrusy, and slightly floral scent.

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil for Skin:

  • Helps to Control Oil Production.
Bergamot essential oil is a natural astringent that can help control excess oil production in the skin. This makes it an excellent choice for people with oily or acne-prone skin.
  • Improves Skin Tone and Promotes Healthy Skin.
Bergamot essential oil is rich in antioxidants that can help improve skin tone and texture. Regular use of bergamot essential oil can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.

    Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil for Emotional Wellbeing:

    • Boosts Mood.
    Bergamot essential oil is known for its mood boosting properties. The oil contains compounds that can help stimulate the production of serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters that play a key role in regulating mood and emotions. This makes bergamot essential oil an excellent choice for people who want to promote feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
    • Reduces Stress and Anxiety.
    Bergamot essential oil has a calming effect on the mind and body. The oil can help reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and lowering cortisol levels, a hormone that is associated with stress.
    • Promotes Better Sleep.
    The calming and relaxing properties of Bergamot essential oil can help promote restful and deeper sleep due to its ability to stimulate the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits the activity of neurons in the brain, leading to a calming effect on the body and promoting relaxation. Studies have shown that bergamot oil can increase GABA levels, leading to a reduction in anxiety and an improvement in sleep quality.

      How to Use Bergamot Essential Oil:

      • Aromatherapy. Add a few drops of bergamot essential oil to a diffuser or vaporiser and inhale the aroma. This can help promote feelings of relaxation and wellbeing. Try our All-Day Energy Essential Oil Blend to improve your mental focus and boost your energy.
      • Topical Application. Dilute a few drops of Peaceful Sleep Essential Oil Blend in a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil and apply it to the skin. This can help control oil production, promote healthy skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
      • Bath. Add a few spoons our natural, bergamot infused Soothing & Hydrating Bath Salts to your bathwater and soak for 15-20 minutes. This can help promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.

        Precautions: Bergamot essential oil is generally safe for topical use when diluted properly. However, it can cause skin sensitivity and phototoxicity when used undiluted or in high concentrations.

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