Bergamot or Citrus bergamia is a fruit that belongs to the Citrus family. Crossed between lemon and orange, bergamot is a round, yellow-coloured fruit that cannot be easily eaten due to its slightly bitter and sour flavour. However, the essential oil that is extracted through cold pressing provides an array of benefits making it the primary reason for being cultivated.
The use of Bergamot Essential Oil remains to be valuable and pertinent in the Aromatherapy, Household, and Cosmetic Industry.
In Aromatherapy, bergamot is described to have a distinctively fruity fragrance. As such, its pleasing aroma is believed to release refreshing positive vibes that circulate and stabilise a level of tranquility throughout the space.
The oil is recognised as a key ingredient used by various perfumery factories in making colognes, and luxurious perfumes for it adds a sense of zestiness when used.
For optimal results, pair it with other essential oils such as Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Rosemary.
Try this simple DIY Perfume!
- 6 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 glass bottle with spritzer top
- Thoroughly blend all essential oils with vodka. Shake well and store it in a dry cool place for 2 weeks. Subsequently, add the distilled water and store again in a dry cool place for another week. Then, shake well and enjoy your perfume.
In Cosmetics, the bergamot essential oil can be used topically to help reduce the appearance of dark spots, blemishes, and scars. It moderates facial oil that potentially clogs the pores which cause the probability of pimples. Additionally, the bergamot essential oil provides hydration that helps relieve cracks on the skin. Thus, helping to keep the skin looking youthful and glowing.
Quite pacifying for the skin, right?
Not only that it supports healthy skin but it also maintains the hair’s sheen by locking moisture and promoting healthy strands of hair.
Try this simple DIY Moisturising Facial Serum!
- 4 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 4 drops Carrot Seed Oil
- ¼ tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 1 tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 2 tsp Rosehip Oil
- 6 tbsp distilled water
- 1 small dropper bottle
Thoroughly mix all the oils in a clean bowl for 3 minutes. Add the 6 tbsp distilled water to dilute. Pour into a medium-sized dropper bottle. Shake well before using.
Furthermore, it should be noted that bergamot essential oil should not be used on sensitive skin that has been exposed to sunlight, as its high bergapten can cause severe burns. It is recommended to perform a patch test before trying out products to the skin.
This amazingly humble oil has also proven its usefulness in the world of Household Industry, too!
Bergamot Essential Oil is commonly used in household applications like soapmaking and other kitchen and/or toilet essentials. This oil has an invigorating, cooling effect on the skin which is greatly loved by most users.
Try this DIY All-Purpose Cleanser!
- 12 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- ¼ cup Natural Castille Liquid Soap
- 1 cup of water
- 1 clean spray bottle
Carefully mix all the ingredients in a clean vessel. Pour into a clean spray bottle. Shake well.
Although bergamot essential oil exhibits many benefits, it is advised that the said oil should not be taken internally.
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