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Bergamot Essential Oil uses and benefits

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Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the rinds of Citrus fruit (Citrus bergamia) that grow on bergamot orange trees. It is very popular because of its soothing scent, spicy taste and wide range of uses.

How to use the bergamot oil?

This oil has a distinctive, citrusy scent. It is used in both men's and women's personal care products. It is generally available in perfumes, toiletries, colognes and cosmetics. Some of the bergamot oil are edible and their use in food and drink flavouring.


Bergamot oil is more popular for its soothing use as an aromatherapy treatment. You can makes bergamot essential oil with a carrier oil and use it as a body lotion or also for massage. You can add 2 to 5 drops of this essential oil to products like body wash, shampoo and facial scrubs. You can use it as an ingredient in aromatherapy. You can add the oil to scent home-made candles and air fresheners. It can also be used in vaporizers for distributing the scent in different places of your home. You can simply dab it on your close or a handkerchief or a bandana for a soothing scent.

For acne and skin

Bergamot oil is used as a spot treatment for acne. It is more suitable for people who do not have a sensitive skin. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has analgesic qualities and so easy used for treating painful cysts and pimples.

For hair

Bergamot oil is used for making hair soft and slightly scented. It can soften and tame hair curls. It can also help you by soothing an irritated scalp. You can add a few drops in your usual shampoo or you can makes it with a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage it into your scalp as an overnight treatment.

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil

Stress reduction

This essential oil can reduce feelings of anxiety and fatigue when you inhale it mixed with water vapour. When you use aromatherapy with bergamot essential oil, it can relieve depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. It does so by signalling the brain to release dopamine and serotonin.

Fights food poisoning

Bergamot oil contains linalool which can destroy different types of bacteria responsible for foodborne illnesses. It can destroy several strains of bacteria on chicken skin and cabbage leaves including Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, E. coli O157, Campylobacter jejuni etc.

Lowers cholesterol

Bergamot essential oil can reduce lipid levels. There are some flavonoids present in the soil which do the work. This oil also contains polyphenols which have and anti-inflammatory effect in the livers of rats recovering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Reduces pain and inflammation

Bergamot is capable of reducing pain and inflammation in humans and animals. It contains linalool and carvacrol found in the all have analgesic, anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. You can directly apply it on the skin or use it in aromatherapy.

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