Bergamot

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Bergamot essential oil is said to alleviate anxiety, depression, fatigue, nervous tension, and stress use 2-3 drops of essential oil in a diffuser. The aroma of the oil is emotionally encouraging, uplifting and balancing to mood.

Bergamot essential oil helps reduce fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety.

Properties

Analgesic
Antibiotic
Antidepressant
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Antiparasitic
Astringent
Digestive
Sedative

Bergamot Essential Oil Uses

For skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis Bergamot may provide relief. Add to a facial scrub to help get rid of acne. This oil can be a skin irritant but in modest useage it is very helpful for skin problems.

Some recommend Bergamot Oil as a treatment for herpes, shingles, eczema, and psoriasis, although much care must be used when applying it to the skin, due to the risk of photosensitivity when exposed to sunlight.

The oil is rated as GRAS by the FDA and can safely be used for internal consumption.

Precaution

Bergamot is photosensitive so if used topically on the skin the area should not be exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light for 12 hours to avoid severe burning.