Bergamot essential oil is widely known as the queen of all oils for balancing the emotions. It has been used to settle anger, fear, anxiety, moodiness, depression, for improving fatigue and insomnia, to mitigate stress, and to increase happiness and confidence. It has a balancing, uplifting, and gently warming quality that simultaneously energizes and calms, and is wonderful for harmonizing moods and feelings. Bergamot is the perfect choice for depression accompanied with anxiety, in particular when accompanied by lavender essential oil.

In Eastern medical traditions (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine), it is said to have an affinity towards the nervous, digestive, urinary, respiratory systems, liver, balances the spleen, stomach, and heart meridians, as well as the third and fourth chakras. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has been successfully used for conditions such as indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, and nausea. Bergamot is also known as a powerful antiseptic, and may be diluted for treatment of skin or scalp conditions, as well as for dressing of wounds, and applied to acne and boils. Of course, please consult with a physician prior to use.

Bergamot can also be a fun addition to baked goods, by adding a drop or two to the batter for batch of cookies or muffins, diffused into a room, and added to bath water.

Bergamot is my go-to oil. Mornings, evenings, and in-between.

 

Snow Lotus Bergamot Essential Oil:

Latin name: Citrus x bergamia
Plant part used: The rind
Origin: Calabria, Italy
Production: Cultivated and certified organic
Extraction method: Cold expression
Fragrance profile: A smooth blend of sparkling fresh-citrus notes mingling with full-bodied fruity-sweet notes.
Fragrance energy: Lemony-sweet
Properties: Balancing, uplifting and gently warming
Complementary blending: Lavender, Grapefruit, Lemon, Coriander leaf, Neroli, Grand fir, May chang, Lemongrass, Juniper, Jasmine absolute, Roman camomile, Coriander seed, Helichryum
Caution: Bergamot increases skin photosensitivity: avoid any exposure to sunlight, including sunbed tanning, for at least 20 hours after applying Bergamot oil on the skin.

 

GENERAL CAUTION WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: Essential oils are very strong. They are typically for external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.