Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil on Mind & Body
Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot, Citrus aurantium bergamia, is an aromatherapy favorite! This oil has a balancing effect on body and mind. The plant is named after the Italian city of Bergamo, these oranges are very sour but with a deeply scented rind. The familiar aroma is used as an ingredient in Earl Grey tea and Eau de Cologne among other things. The essential oil comes from the rind of the bergamot fruit and is cold pressed to produce either a light yellow or pale green oil that carries an extremely rich sweet fruity smell.
It is soothing and cooling, bergamot is ideal for dry or itchy skin conditions, and its fruity aroma helps to elevate a low mood, enhancing well-being.
- Soothes skin: Bergamot essential oil is useful for balancing combination and oily skin and improving skin tone. Its strong soothing effects help to calm dry, itchy skin, and its natural healing properties can reduce the appearance of scars over time.
- Enhances well-being: The sweet aroma of bergamot acts as an antidepressant by balancing mood and easing anxiety. It is a popular ingredient in colognes.
- Cools fevers: Bergamot has a cooling action that can help the body fight fever
- Acts as an antiseptic: The oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Dab, diluted, on cold sores (it is active against the herpes virus) and pimples