The Oil of Self-Acceptance: Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot is called the “oil of self-acceptance” due to its ability to help support those in need of optimism and self-love. It can help break through self limiting beliefs and can promote confidence. It is my favorite to diffuse while I work or sleep. I usually combine bergamot with roman chamomile and its makes a room smell like a warm cup of tea. I have that combo diffusing as I write this! It also blends well with lavender, lemon, cypress, and eucalyptus. It also has many other bonus uses, check it out!

Bergamot Essential Oil

  • Is widely used in perfume, cosmetics, and food for its intense fragrance and freshness
  • Has a calming and soothing aroma
  • Apply to the feet before bedtime for a sense of calm and harmony
  • Has cleansing properties
  • Can be used as an effective surface cleanser
  • Can be applied topically to soothe, calm, and rejuvenate the skin
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Add one to two drops of it to your next DIY skincare cleanser
  • Can be applied to the skin while showering and inhaled deeply to experience its calming aroma and enjoy its skin-purifying benefits
  • Can be diffused to reduce feelings of negativity and stress
  • Can be diffused in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high
  • Can be diffused it for a sense of self-confidence
  • Mixes well with Lavender, Patchouli, Lime, Arborvitae, Ylang Ylang, and Frankincense
  • May calm the nervous system and relax the muscles
  • Is frequently used in massage therapy for its calming and uplifting benefits
  • Can be used with fractionated coconut oil for a calming, soothing massage and a relaxing aroma
  • Supports healthy nervous system, cardiovascular system, and cognitive function
  • Helps to support a healthy metabolism
  • Add to regular tea to create Earl Grey tea

I mainly diffuse this oil in my house. While I do love to use this topically and in my skin care products, I mainly reserve it for the winter months. Be aware it can cause light sensitivity and avoid direct sun exposure after use. How do YOU use bergamot essential oil?

 

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