- Analgesic – to aid pain
- Antiseptic and antiviral – to stop spread of virus’ and bacteria
- Carminative – to aid in relaxation and de-stressing
- Digestive aid
- Sedative – for a more restful sleep
Bergamot is calming on the mind and body and therefore a great aid in indigestion and loss of appetite due to emotional stress. Also useful in relieving colic, flatulence, cold sores, urinary tract infections and cystitis. Bergamot is powerful in skincare as well and is beneficial for treating wounds, herpes and acne. The benefit of this oil is that it is recommended for those who have an oily skin type and will not clog pores. You can learn more about Bergamot here.
Topical Application: massage, compress, bath and skincare. Best used with 1-2 drops in a carrier oil
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser or vaporiser
“Bergamot relieves feelings of despair, self-judgement and low self-esteem. It supports the individual in need of self-acceptance and self-love. Bergamot invites individuals to see life with more optimism.
Bergamot has a cleansing affect on stagnate feelings and limiting belief systems. Because of individuals’ core beliefs of being “bad”, “unloveable”, and “not good enough”; they seek to hide behind a facade of cheerfulness. They may fear revealing their true thoughts and feelings. Bergamot’s powerful cleansing system properties generate movement in the energy system, which in turn brings hope.
In this way, Bergamot is a wonderful uplifter. It awakens the soul to hope and offers courage to share with the inner-self. Reigniting optimism and confidence in self, it imparts true self-acceptance. Bergamot teaches individuals to let go of self-judgement by learning to love themselves unconditionally.”– Emotions and Essential Oils by Daniel McDonald
Always be sure to use the highest quality oil you can to make sure what you are using is pure and therapeutic (I recommend DoTERRA because they are certified therapeutic grade essential oils). Avoid direct sunlight on area of application for around 12 hours after essential oil use and always check for skin sensitivity before using. If sensitivity does occur apply an oil such as coconut or almond and dilute the essential oil that way and the sensitivity should disappear. Some oils are able to be ingested but always research the brand of oil and check if they recommend ingestion or not.
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