Bergamot Essential Oil
August 3, 2015
This entry was posted by Rocky Mountain Oils.

Bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium var bergamia) is an example of making the best out of life. This oil has a tangy, fresh, bright scent and it comes from a fruit so sour it is inedible. 

Combines Well With

Orange, Lime, Lemon, Red Mandarin, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Ginger Root, Clove Bud, Cypress, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Juniper Berry, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Coriander, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Myrrh

Ways to Use Bergamot Essential Oil

  • The difference between Bergamot and Bergamot FCF is the Bergamot FCF is heated up after the pressing to destroy the furanocoumarins, which removes the phototoxins so it is safe to wear out in the sun. But some like the scent of regular Bergamot better.
  • Mixes well with other citrus oils. Blend them to your heart's content.
  • Diffuse with Lavender for temporary feelings of grief.
  • Is a good mood perfume.
  • Sprinkle Bergamot, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Cinnamon Bark on your holiday decorations to give them a festive scent.
  • Combine Bergamot with any of these oils -- Clary Sage, Geranium, Melissa, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Jasmine and Red Mandarin -- for an uplifting bath.

Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That's a great way to get started. And have fun with it!

Recipes

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*Please note: With any recipe's involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Citrus Air Freshener

  • 50 drops Bergamot
  • 50 drops Red Mandarin
  • 20 drops Clove Bud
  • 4 ounces purified water

Fill a 4-ounce mist spray bottle. Shake well before using every time. Spray the mist into the air. Keep mist as fine a spray as you can.

Bergamot Massage Blend

  • 10 drops Bergamot
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 2 teaspoons F.C.O.

Use as a relaxing massage blend.

Feel Good Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Rose

Use in a diffuser to experience love and dispel loneliness.

Spritz Your Spirits Body Spray

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 4 ounces pure water

Add to a 4-ounce spray bottle and use anytime you feel your spirits drooping.

 Relaxing Bath Blend

  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Add to a warm bath. Close door, slide in and relax for 15-20 minutes.

Other Suggestions

Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on Facebook:

  • "In my diffuser. Love the smell of it."
  • "I like to diffuse it with other citrus oils like Grapefruit."
  • "I like to mix it with Clary Sage and diffuse it to freshen the air and make me feel motivated to do something. :)"

Finally

What do you like to use Bergamot oil for? Please share in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Everyone could use your insights!

 

Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by the use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).

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