The Benefits of Bergamot include
Easing  Stress from Mind & Body!

The benefits of bergamot include combating stress. It has traditionally been used for oily and troubled skin. And is the oil that gives Earl Grey Tea its fantastic and unique flavor!

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), bergamot is used to assist with the flow of vital energy so the digestive system can work smoothly. In TCM it is used to soothe occasional indigestion and gas.

Did you know that in Napoleonic times, it was trendy to use Bergamot as a Cologne and Perfume? 

Yes, and today it is still dominantly used by the perfume industry in its "deterpenized" form.

By the way, when companies "deterpenize" this oil they can take out the furanocoumarins which is what makes the oil photosensitive and creates skin reactions. But depending on the process the company uses, it may also disrupt the quality of the oil, especially when chemicals are used.

Young Living's Bergamot Oil is Furanocoumarin Free (FCF) which is a good thing; however I still have had some reports of skin sensitivity so please do use your best judgement!

Two of my favorite blends made with bergamot are Joy and Gentle Baby. Gentle Baby is great for pregnant moms and can also be used for stretch marks! And they both will help with blues that sometimes come after pregnancy.

I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!

As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!

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Bergamot Essential Oil

What is the Genus Species? Citrus bergamia

Why is this Information Important? It is always a good idea to know your genus species of your essential oil, so you know what you are getting! Too many companies label essential oils generically which means none of us know what they are putting in the oils they sell to us!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Rind or peel

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Columbus brought bergamot from the Canary Islands to Italy?

What is the Origin of the Plant Name? It is thought that Columbus brought the tree back to Bergamo an Italian city in Northern Italy.

Why is this Information so Important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!

What are the Plant Properties?  Antispasmodic; supportive of digestive system.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Bergamot? Fighting occasionally feeling blue, occasional heartburn, gas or stomach upset (TCM); occasional sleeplessness; oily and troubled skin.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and fruity aroma is uplifting and relaxing.

What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? The benefits of bergamot include the spiritual and emotional as well. Bergamot releases the need to be in complete control so that we can flow with life more easily.

When we can relax and trust the universe to handle details of any life situation, we release the fear of the unknown and become clear about our own mission.

This is why Bergamot is helpful when dealing with dependency or compulsiveness that may be associated with smoking, drugs or alcohol.

Because this oil opens the heart chakra and is uplifting to the mind, which eases stress and tension in mind, body and soul. Place on the heart to release this patterning and embrace relationships (self and others).

What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus and heart chakras.

What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Orange and green.

How do I Use it?

Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.

May be used for cleaning ears (dogs). Soothing yet uplifting oil that can relax pets, release stress and nervous tension making it a good one for car rides. :)

Note about Animals: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils for best results!

Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade bergamot oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).

One of the benefits of bergamot oil is that it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). However, it is recommended to not use this oil on children less than 5 years of age.

This oil can possibly result in skin irritation (dilution is recommended). Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Avoid direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours after use.

Young Living's Bergamot Oil is Furanocoumarin Free (FCF) which is minimizes the skin sensitivity and phototoxicity; however I still have had some reports of skin sensitivity so please do use your best judgement!

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.

This is an EarthKosher Certified Oil!

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that bergamot is a mainstay in Italian Medicine?

Did you know approximately half of women’s perfumes and one third of all men's contain bergamot oils?

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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User

Wear bergamot oil on your wrists to use as a perfume and keep your heart open!

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