Oil of the Month
You may recognize Bergamot as the distinct note of citrus flavor to Earl Grey Tea which we use in our Earl Grey Bath Tea but this amazing fruit has also become popular in aromatherapy. Bergamot Essential Oil is extracted from the peels of the fruit and has a sweet, fresh, and slightly zesty aroma that makes it truly unique among the other citrus oils.
When inhaled, Bergamot is known to calm the mind and soothe feelings of anxiety, even working to help us sleep better. Applied topically, Bergamot Essential Oil can help relieve skin irritation and promote faster wound healing while soothing pain and swelling. Additionally, it boasts benefits for the face, helping to cleanse and tighten pores and balance oil production on the skin.
- Diffuse 3 drops each of Bergamot, Lavender, and Chamomile essential oils in your bedroom at night to encourage restful sleep.
- Combine 4-10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil with a carrier oil inside a 10ml roller bottle. Apply it to your wrists to help ease anxious feelings.
- Dilute Bergamot Essential Oil in a carrier oil and gently apply to scars and scratches to help speed healing and fading.
Skin sensitivity may occur. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Keep out of reach from children. If pregnant or breastfeeding please ask your doctor before use.
*Bergamot essential oil contains a substance known as bergapten which is phototoxic and may cause irritation when skin is exposed to UV radiation from the sun. It must always be diluted to a very low concentration before applying to the skin. Always be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and apply sunscreen before going outside when using bergamot essential oil topically.