Bergamot oil has even been used in Ayurvedic medicine to soothe acne, skin rashes, sore throats.
On top of its robust historical use in traditional medicine, Bergamot oil is also a popular choice for aromatherapy as it helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. This oil is uplifting, refreshing, and stimulating due to the presence of α-Pinene and Limonene. By inhaling Bergamot oil, the metabolism can be maintained through the enhancing of hormones and fluids that aid digestion and nutrient absorption.
Similar to other essential oils, Bergamot oil has also found its way to skincare. Its powerful disinfectant properties prevent the growth of harmful bacteria on the skin. Add it to baths or soaps to relieve cracks on the skin and heels, as well as to protect against infection. If you begin to notice damaged hair, a few drops of Bergamot oil can be mixed directly into shampoo or conditioner to strengthen the hair follicles and promote healthy growth.
Bergamot oil should be well diluted before topical use to ensure it does not irritate the skin. It can be effectively added to carrier oils, lotions or creams, and hair care products to enhance their benefits.
With roots in traditional medicine across the world, it’s easy to see why Bergamot oil holds such a respected status in the realm of essential oil. You won’t regret adding it to your collection.