How to use bergamot essential oil

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How to use bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oils for prepping
Bergamot is the familiar taste of Earl Grey tea. Bergamot is a
citrus fruit that comes from a cold compression extract of the oil
from the rind. As with many citrus fruits, components of bergamot
are antibiotic and disinfectant in nature, which help fight the
growth of germs, virus and fungi. They also help reduce
infections, including those of the skin.

Bergamot pairs well with, clary sage,
frankincense, sweet orange
essential
oil, rosemary and Ylang-Ylang Oil. It is particularly
complementary with other citrus oils.

Bergamot oil blends well with
oregano essential oil.

Benefits and Uses of Bergamot
You will find yourself using bergamot oil as a practitioner in your
family's health. When there is no doctor, it's good to have
bergamot essential oil.

#1: Lowers blood pressure.
Bergamot essential oil relieves stress and agitation. Got stress?
Take charge to
lower blood pressure with essential oils. Try a
couple of drops of bergamot oil to your temples. One of the
causes of high-blood pressure is stress, and thankfully bergamot
essential is scientifically proven to calm and reduce stress.

#2: Reduces inflammation.
Bergamot essential oil reduces inflammation. Bergamot can help
reduce pain from achy muscles and joints, and sprains, as well as
reduce spasms, cramps, and headache.


#3: Provides digestive support.
Bergamot and bergamot essential oil can help heal digestive
issues. For the centuries, traditional Chinese medicine uses
bergamot for digestive therapy to enhance energy, and soothe
indigestion. As well, Italian folk medicine, uses bergamot for
fever and parasitic diseases.

Bergamot oil stimulates digestion to breakdown foods as it
stimulates contractions in the intestines. This speeds the
expulsion of waste and helps with absorption of nutrients.

  • Intestinal worms: Bergamot essential oil can help in the
    treatment of intestinal worms which may develop from
    malnutrition. Bergamot oil effective kills such parasitic
    worms and promotes a healthy digestive tract.

  • Anemia. With malnourishment may come anemia. Here
    again, bergamot essential oil may help in clearing up such
    health issues.


The antibacterial properties of the oil are even believed to aid in
stomach viruses and other digestive system infections.

#4: Enhances mood (natural antidepressant).
Bergamot releases stress very easily by diffusion! You're just a
few drops away from melting away your stresses with the aroma
of bergamot essential oil. In a sense, bergamot is like an natural
antidepressant! With bergamot essential oil you can relax and it
can help you get to sleep when you diffuse it. Of course you can
also massage it into the skin to help promote relaxation and
induce sleep.

With a rich and slightly bitter-sweet aroma, bergamot is an
emotionally uplifting essential oil with calming and soothing
qualities. Bergamot essential oil has sedating effect, much like
lavender essential oil. Us essential oil of bergamot in diffusers,
vaporizers or oil burners for relaxing inhalation, or topically for
massage or bath.

According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of
Medicine, National Institutes of Health, researchers concluded
that aromatherapy use of bergamot was able  "
to drive autonomic
nervous activity toward a balanced state."

  • HOW TO USE BERGAMOT TO ENHANCE MOOD: If you're feeling
    sad, or experiencing fatigue, take advantage of bergamot in
    one of two ways:
  • Diffuser: Simply use a diffuser to enjoy the aromas of
    about three drops of bergamot for at least a ten-minute
    session. If you don't have a diffuser, you can add a
    couple of drops in your hand and rub your hands
    together and inhale the aroma for a quick pick me up.
  • Bath: Alternatively, you can add ten drops to a bath
    and wash away your sad feelings. You'll soon feel joyful
    and refreshed.

#5: Minimizes appearance of scars (antibacterial).
Make bergamot essential oil part of your skin care routine to
minimize the appearance of scars an liver spots.  Because it's an
antimicrobial agent, bergamot can facilitate wound healing.
Bergamot oil can minimize the appearance of scars as well as
even out skin tone by distributing melanin evenly across the skin,
which in turn reduces the appearance of the discolorations and
marks. A caveat is that some people have skin that's particualrly
sensitive to bergamot and can have sensitivity with bergamot
when also exposed to sunlight.

Bergamot is also a
natural antibiotic and apolyphenolic
antioxidant free radical scavenger. It's a cicatrizant, which means
it promotes healing of scar tissue (the word cicatrix, which means
"scar").

In addition to helping the appearance of scars, bergamot oil can
even help heal cracked skin (like cracked heels). As well, the

antibacterial properties
of the oil also help relieve eczema and
other skin irritations.

Please be careful with application on the skin. Bergamot is
photoxic, which means that for 72 hours your skin may be more
sensitive. In addition to using a carrier oil, people with skin
sensitivites should be cautious about sun exposure.

#6: Psoriasis.
Bergamot is great for the skin if you have psoriasis. Be sure to
apply with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, rose hip seed
oil or jojoba oil, which are the trifecta of good carrier oils for
psoriasis. Other good essential oils for psoriasis include
helichrysum, chamomile, lavender, juniper, sandalwood, tea tree,
or calendula.

#7: Fights cavities.
An odd use of bergamot essential oil is as a mouthwash to fight
cavities. The Doctor's Health Press suggests using Bergamot as a
mouthwash or adding a drop to toothpaste.

#8: Helps fight a cold!
That bergamot essential oil helps combat colds and coughs is
another unusual use of this precious oil. It helps sinuses!

  • How does bergamot oil help fight a cold? By loosening
    phlegm and mucus in the respiratory tract, bergamot
    essential oil is a powerful way to relieve congestion. It helps
    promote coughing and sneezing, which is how you expel the
    phlegm and mucus to get better. Think of this home remedy
    and never again suppress a cough when you can let nature
    do its job.

Italian folk medicine uses bergamot primarily for fever reduction.

#9: Joint discomfort.
An under-valued use of bergamot essential oil is for dealing with
inflammation in the joints and arthritis. Bergamot essential oil
can reduce sensitivity in nerves that lead to pain, making it also
a good
essential oil for dealing with the Shingles.

#10: Insecticide / Pesticide.
A lesser known benefit of bergamot is that it's also for use as a
natural pest spray. Keep away mosquitoes and other bugs with
bergamot but stay out of the sun.

One caveat is that bergamot is phototoxic, meaning it' a potential
skin irritant when exposed to too much sunlight and could cause a
skin response that looks a bit like a sunburn.

Another interesting fact about bergamot is that it repells dogs
and cats. To use bergamot to repel cats and dogs you can spray
bergamot on garbage cans or along fence lines or plants where
you want to keep them away.

How will you use bergamot?
These are just some of the many benefits and uses of bergamot
for preppers. Give it a go and mix with citrus oils or peppermint.

Happy endings...
Bergamot essential oil is a great beginner's oil, since it's
generally mild and has many benefits. As well, bergamot blends
nicely with citrus oils, such as sweet orange essential oil, lemon
oil, and it's also wonderful with peppermint essential oil, basil,
and vetiver.

Bergamot is part of the
Healing Solutions Beginners set which
also includes Clary Sage, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit,
Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary,
Spearmint, Sweet Orange, and Tea Tree.

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  • NOTE: The International Federation of Aromatherapists does
    NOT recommend that essential oils be taken internally,
    unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also
    qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.

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