Bergamot essential oil is known to be antiseptic and antibacterial, thus, making it effective in fighting against bacteria, fungi and other viruses.
It is an essential oil that is said to have originated from the Canary Islands. In fact, some would claim that it was Columbus who first brought the bergamot plant from the Canary Islands on the way to Italy where it is being cultivated now.
This oil is extracted or pressed from a bergamot plant, and can be used in a variety of ways.
Read on to learn about the different uses of bergamot essential oil, especially on addressing some of your health issues.
- You may apply a couple of drops of bergamot essential oil using a cotton ball and then inhale the aroma to gently lift your spirits, lessen anxiety, and remove any fear and anger that you may feel. It is also great in calming your nerves.
- Add about 3-5 drops of this oil to your bath water, in order to treat skin infections and any feeling of vaginal itch.
- Place a few drops of bergamot in an aromatherapy diffuser to help combat fatigue and relieve exhaustion, thus, providing you a boost of energy.
- You may also use it to apply to irritated skin, such as acne, insect bites, cold sores, and even eczema and psoriasis.
- For cleansing and healing of the skin, add 3-5 drops of the oil to a bowl of hot, steaming water, and then cover your head with a towel to keep the steam in.
- Lastly, you may add the oil to your bath water in order to help relieve stress and depression.
Other uses of bergamot essential oil include increasing one’s appetite, removing any intestinal parasites and can also be used in making perfumes.
You can find more information about bergamot oil here.