The often overlooked Essential Oil of Bergamot

Bergamot has always been known as an extract mainly used as a top note in luxury perfumes, but did you know that it actually has many other benefits?

This fragrant extract is actually a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting essential oil. Its scientific name is Citrus Aurantiom or Citrus Bergamia. It is a tropical plant but also thrives in southern European countries. Extracted through cold compression and one of the common uses is in black tea. You may have had the “Earl Grey Tea”? The bergamot is what gives it that great taste.

Health benefits of essential oil of Bergamot:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces pain in the body
  • Reduces nervous tension
  • Relieves depression
  • Heals wounds faster
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Dramatically aids in minimizing acne

See the results yourself; simply apply a few drops to an unscented mask, massage oil or lotion and enjoy!