12 Bergamot Essential Oil Uses To Relax Your Mind & Revive Your Spirit!

uses of bergamot

If you have ever tried bergamot for yourself, you are already aware of what a positive effect it can have on your life. You have witnessed bergamot’s finesse and its ability to help your mind relax and your spirit dance. Or maybe you just read up on its amazing benefits.

Either way, here are some amazing ideas for more ways you can benefit by using this sweet citrusy oil.

1. Irritated Skin Soothing Spray

  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 8 drops tea tree
  • 8 drops chamomile matricaria
  • 8 drops carrot seed
  • 3 drops bergamot
  • ¼ cup aloe vera gel
  • ¼ cup witch hazel

Blend everything except the witch hazel thoroughly. Once above ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add witch hazel and mix again.

Pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto itchy skin being careful to avoid eyes and areas of broken skin.

2. Blemish Serum

  • ½ teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 drops of bergamot FCF (furocoumarin-free)

Blend together, and keep in a dark glass container. Use a facial swab to dab directly on blemishes one daily, avoiding eyes.

This blend is not suitable for use during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Adjust recipe to 2 ½   teaspoons grapeseed oil and 1 drop of bergamot oil if using the non-FCF variety. Avoid direct sun exposure for 12 hours following non-FCF application.

3. Cologne

  • 3 drops cedarwood atlas
  • 2 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 4 ounces vodka.

Blend together, pour into a glass cologne bottle and spray on skin when needed,  avoiding eyes.

4. Lava Stone Diffuser Necklace

Did you know you have a natural alternative to layering yourself in the artificial scents of chemical perfumes all day? Swap out your traditional perfume (and your usual necklace) for a lava stone locket! The lockets come in a multitude of shapes, designs and colors.

Each hinges open to reveal a lava stone which looks a lot like a colorful round pumice stone. The lava stone’s porous structure allows it to soak up essential oils and diffuse the aroma throughout the day.

  • Equal parts bergamot and lavender

Open the locket, remove the lava stone, and add the essential oil to the stone. Place the stone back in the locket and enjoy the scent throughout the day.

5. Infused Hand Lotion

  • 1 drop of bergamot
  • 3 teaspoons /15 ml of lotion.

Remember how relaxed and peaceful you felt after your last massage? We may not be able to enjoy a spa day every day, but we CAN replicate a little taste of that spa life. Just add bergamot to your unscented hand cream and take little breaks throughout the day to give yourself a relaxing hand massage.

6. Bedroom Diffuser

  • 3-5 drops bergamot
  • 3-5 drops lavender

Plug in your diffuser and pour in distilled water up to the fill line. Add the oils, turn on the diffuser and set the timer if desired. It’s bedtime!

7. Respiratory Support Steam Inhalation

  • 1 drop eucalyptus
  • 1 drop myrrh
  • 1 drop bergamot
  • 1 drop tea tree
  • a large bowl of boiling distilled water.

Add the oils to the water, and lean over the bowl so your face is about 6-8 inches from the water (avoid getting closer as you don’t want to scald yourself). Make an airtight tent over your head and the bowl using a towel.

Breathe deeply and slowly. Continue the stream treatment for up to 10 minutes.

This blend is not suitable for use during the first pregnancy. After first 16 weeks of pregnancy, this recipe may be used by eliminating the myrrh essential oil.

8. Unhappy Tummy Rub

  • 2 ½ teaspoons coconut carrier oil
  • 1 drop bergamot
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile

Blend well and rub on tummy as needed to relieve occasional gas and/or bloating.

9. Renal System Support Bath

  • 3 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops tea tree
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts

Blend the oils with the epsom salts, mashing it around to do so. Add to the water when running your  evening bath. Soak for at least 10 minutes. Don’t wait for an emergency to use this one. Rather make it part of a regular routine for consistent support.

10. Citrusy Air Freshening Room Spray

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 4 drops sweet orange
  • 4 drops mandarin
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • 50 ml spray bottle
  • Distilled water

Blend the the vodka and oils, add to the spray bottle and fill with distilled water. Shake gently to mix. Spray throughout your home to eliminate odors.

11. Countertop Cleaning Spray

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 4 drops tea tree
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • 50 ml spray bottle
  • Distilled water

Blend the the vodka and oils, add to the spray bottle and fill with distilled water. Shake gently to mix. Use to clean hard surfaces throughout your home

12. Fruit Fly Deterrent

  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 5 drops clove bud

Blend well and soak several cotton balls in this blend. Distribute the cotton balls throughout kitchen to deter fruit flies

The Bottom Line

  • Bergamot skincare products you can make yourself include an irritated skin soothing spray, blemish serum, and men’s cologne.
  • Incorporate bergamot essential oil into your mood boosting repertoire with a lava stone diffuser necklace, infused lotion, and a bedroom diffuser.
  • Take care of your body with a respiratory support steam inhalation, unhappy tummy rub, or renal system support bath
  • Make your own bergamot room freshening spray, countertop cleaner, and fruit fly deterrent to use around the house.

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