Organic Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits

By Jessica Fuller / May 14, 2016
Organic Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits

Organic Bergamot essential oil benefits include being an antiseptic, antibiotic, sedative, antidepressant, disinfectant, analgesic, and more. It’s a popular oil used to help with a number of health concerns as I will go into in more detail throughout this article.

Bergamot, scientific name citrus bergamia, is a citrus fruit also called the bergamot orange and is a similar size to an orange and looks more like a lime. The oil is extracted from the rind on the outside of the fruit.

It’s not a commonly known about plant and you can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it. It does grow across most of Europe, and it has a strong, sweet smell that’s used in a lot of perfumes and fragrances.

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Organic Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits

The range of health benefits found in essential oils are always interesting and fun to explore. Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits of bergamot essential oil and how using this product can enhance your life:

Digestive Aid

The oil is known to stimulate and increase the production of digestive acids in the stomach. This aids digestion and can relief the symptoms associated with issues like constipation and bloating. It helps you digest food quicker, and makes bowel activity more regular.

Stimulant

Inhaling the scent of bergamot stimulates hormones and blood flow in the body. It can lift your mood and give a much-needed boost of natural energy. You can feel more alert and mentally aware with an aromatherapy or massage treatment.

Antidepressant

While essential oils are not intended to be an alternative form of medicine for depression, they can, and do make a huge difference. Bergamot oil is one of the oils that is naturally stimulating and rejuvenating and can lessen the symptoms of depression and lift moods.

Sedative

Bergamot oil has flavonoids present that have relaxing and sedative effects. By taking some time to relax and enjoy the oil you can calm nerves, put anxiety to the background, and improve the duration and quality of your sleep.

Antispasmodic

Along with the relaxing and stimulating properties, you can also relief cramps and muscle spasms or contractions. People living with muscular pain, or internal issues like asthma that causes spasmodic movements often find relief with this oil.

Analgesic

You can reduce all kinds of pain and discomfort you’re feeling over your whole body by using this oil. Combining some of the above-mentioned properties you can reduce the pain of headaches, muscular injuries, aches and pains, and more.

How to Use Organic Bergamot Essential Oil

There are a few different ways to use essential oils. Depending on what result you want, or how comfortable you are with each process you will find a way that’s best suited to you. Here are three of the most commonly used ways to enjoy the benefits of oils.

Using a Diffuser

I love diffusing. I’ve reviewed a few of the best on the market, and own a few myself. This one from ZAQ is an affordable and easy way to get started diffusing. All you need to do is add a few drops of oil with some water and plug it in. Depending on what setting you choose you can diffuse the oil into the air in a fine mist and take it in while you’re going about your business at home.

Therapeutic Baths

Prepare a hot bath and add a few drops of bergamot to give you the therapeutic steam benefits, as well as allowing your body to enjoy the bergamot essential oil benefits for skin and hair. This is a relaxing and easy way to enjoy oils that most people new to oils commonly try.

Massage Therapy

Obviously, I’m a little bias to massage therapy, but it doesn’t get much better if you’re in the skilled hands of a good therapist. Mix a few drops of bergamot oil with a carrier oil suitable for massage and have someone give you a massage. Bergamot is great for massaging, it has a lot of properties that are beneficial to muscles.

Precautions and Using Essential Oils Safely

Essential oils are powerful and should always be handled correctly. Bergamot is especially sensitive to sunlight and the oil can become potentially dangerous to use if exposed to a lot of sunlight. You should always use a small amount on a sample of skin before using the oil in larger quantities.

Always read the labels fully on the product. And, always speak with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions at all. Safety should always be your first and foremost concern. You can read more on the side effects of bergamot here.

What Does Bergamot Oil Blend Well With?

Being a citrus oil you can blend it well with all citrus oils. As well as blending with spicy oils like black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Ylang-ylang, sandalwood, spikenard, and frankincense all work well too.

About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!