Whether it’s featured in an essential oil or in a lotion cream, the calming effects of Bergamot cannot be overstated. Additionally, Bergamot contains characteristics useful in the treatment of general convalescence, eczema, anorexia, infection, hysteria, fear, tension, stress, and depression. Let’s find out more about this popular ingredient:

Origins of Bergamot

Also known as Bergamot Orange, Bergamot is a delicate citrus plant that is widely utilized in Italy as a skin care ingredient, as well as eaten as a sweetmeat in Greece. The oil that is extracted from the peel of the fruit is extremely valuable as it can be used for aromatherapy to provide a calming effect as well as used as a citrus food flavoring agent. Although known mainly as a native plant in Asia, Bergamot is today widely cultivated in Southern Italy.

Popular Uses of Bergamot

Bergamot has a significant number of applications. Some individuals like to put a couple of drops in their homemade skin cleansers. For a relaxing, calming effect, it can be used straight up or mixed with coconut oil and applied to your feet. Accompanying this with a massage is, of course, the ultimate in relaxation. If you are a fan of Earl Grey tea, but all you have is regular tea, adding a couple of drops of Bergamot will do the trick.

While bathing with this essential oil, not only can you enjoy the benefits of purifying your skin but, if you inhale deeply during the shower, its aroma has a soothing effect. And when tension is at its highest, be it at home, in the workplace, or the classroom, diffusing this essential oil into the air can serve to lower stress levels.

Health Benefits of Bergamot

Bergamot has a stress-reducing and calming effect in general. This essential oil is also used as a type of stimulant and antidepressant. Feelings of sadness can be replaced by feelings of energy, joy, and freshness. Proper metabolic rates can be maintained with Bergamot by stimulating hormonal secretions. As a disinfectant and antibiotic, this oil inhibits the growth of fungi, viruses, and germs. It has been known to be effective in the treatment of infections such as those involving kidneys, the urinary tract, intestines, and colon. And to some, it is even useful as an analgesic.

A Look at Bergamot Essential Oils

This essential oil is extracted using the cold press method from the peel, or rind, of the fruit. It has a plethora of health benefits far in excess of those listed above. Some individuals vouch that it can be used successfully to treat worms in children and to assist in detoxifying the body.  As a precaution though, make sure you do not let the Bergamot essential oil come into contact with sensitive areas such as the ears and eyes. It’s also wise to avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after you have applied Bergamot essential oil directly on your skin.At Plant Guru, we have a wonderful selection of 100% pure Bergamot essential oils that come at affordable prices. Why not browse through our selection now and discover the calming effect of Bergamot essential oil for yourself?