Bergamot is a fragrant orange-sized citrus fruit that can be as yellow or green as a lime, depending on how ripe it is. The oil which is extracted from the rinds or peels of Bergamot is called Bergamot Essential Oil. It has a fresh citrusy aroma with a little bit of a floral touch. For centuries, bergamot oil has been used in medicines and confections. This oil is quite expensive because it takes 100 bergamot fruits to produce 3 ounces of oil. Here is a blog for you to know the Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil.
We at Puja Perfumery, still produce this oil in a very natural way using the hydro-distillation process. This oil is then refined and natural ingredients like herbs, leaves, and aromatic compounds like rosemary and sandalwood are added to the oil to make it smell good.
Bergamot oil has a pleasant scent, a spicy flavor, and numerous potential applications and advantages.
In older days, Italians used to consume the fruit juice of Bergamot to treat malaria and to remove intestinal worms. Bergamot oil was also used as an antiseptic medicine and to reduce fever. The essential oil was also used as a flavor in Black Tea known as Earl Grey Tea. Bergamot Oil has been used to treat bladder infections, skin rashes, sore throats, and acne in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also used to treat fever, obesity, depression, eczema, gingivitis, flatulence, an inability to eat, obsessive behaviors, and other conditions.
Benefits of Bergamot Oil -
1. Benefits of Bergamot Oil in Aromatherapy
Bergamot oil is popularly known for its soothing aromatherapy treatment. Take 15-30 drops of bergamot oil and mix it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or a body lotion to massage on pulse points to feel relaxed. You can even add 2-5 drops of oil into your shampoo and body wash to smell good and feel refreshed. If you’re a person who makes scented candles and room freshers at home, then you can mix some drops of oil in it for feeling better.
2. Benefits of Bergamot Oil for Skin
Bergamot oil has some compounds that have immunomodulatory, wound-healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Bergamot oil acts as an effective acne spot treatment and wound treatment for sensitive skin. It also helps in improving psoriasis symptoms. Apply bergamot oil by diluting it into a carrier oil to reduce pimples, cysts, small cuts, and blackheads. You should never apply any essential oil directly on the skin, always remember to dilute it and apply it on the skin at night and leave it till the next morning. You can even make a face rinse out of it by adding some drops to the water and storing it in a spray bottle or directly add 2 drops into water while washing your face.
3. Benefits of Bergamot Oil for Hair
Bergamot oil is very beneficial for hair as it helps in softening the curls. It can also be used to soothe an irritated scalp. Its regular application promotes hair growth and adds more shine to your hair. Put few drops of oil in shampoo while washing your hair or mix some oil drops with coconut oil and massage it regularly into your scalp.
4. Benefits of Bergamot Oil to Reduce Stress
Bergamot has soothing properties due to which it is highly used for reducing stress. When this oil is mixed with water vapor and inhaled, it reduces anxiety and fatigue. Also, it improves mental health.
5. Benefits of Bergamot Oil in Fighting Food Poisoning
Bergamot’s compounds may be able to kill the bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses and it is more effective than any other anti-biotics. It also cures listeriosis infection.
6. Benefits of Bergamot Oil to Lower Cholesterol
According to the studies, Bergamot oil also helps in reducing cholesterol. Also, the compounds that are found in this oil can reduce lipid levels.
7. Benefits of Bergamot Oil in Reducing Pain & Inflammation
Bergamot oil has compounds like linalool and carvacrol. When applied to the skin in a variety of ways, both substances possess analgesic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory properties.