Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Healing With Bergamot Oil

G'Morning!!!! Are you up and ready for the day? It's hump day, so you only have a couple more days 'til the weekend ...wooo hooo....do you have anything special planned? I think I will relax, oh wait, I do believe there is a haunted house I am supposed to go to.....this time I won't scream....if you know me well, you are laughing at that little tidbit!!

Okay, on to business...today we are going to learn about Bergamot...so read on and share with your knowledge with all you know and even those you don't know!

                                                                                   ~Peace~


Healing With Bergamot


Refreshing Bergamot oil is extracted from the almost ripe, yellow-green citrus fruit of the Bergamot tree. Its woody undertones has made it a valued oil through the ages.

Bergamot is refreshingly uplifting and stimulating. It acts on the nervous system and is a tonic for symptoms of everyday living, such as stress. it is invigorating but not over stimulating, helping the mind to achieve balance.


Useful Medicinal Properties

Bergamot has antispasmodic and calmative properties, useful in treating digestive problems. It can be used in abdominal massages stimulate the appetite after illness and alleviate indigestion and painful trapped wind.

A valuable antiseptic and coolant, it's effective for infections and inflammation.

Active Ingredients Of Bergamot



Bergamot oil contains around 300 different compounds. The main components are:

Esters~Present in high concentrations, Esters give Bergamot its sweet, citrus aroma. Linalyl Acetate is a main constituent. It has sedative properties and prevents muscle spasm and Swelling..

Monoterpenes~Terpenes are warming and slightly analgesic and provide Bergamot's stimulating quality. The presence of both Esters and Monoterpenes explains why Bergamot is both a sedative and a stimulant.


Using Bergamot Oil

*****Remember to use Bergaptene-Free Bergamot, as Bergaptene is a sensitizing agent which can cause the skin to react badly if exposed to sunlight*********



Vacation Survival

Apply a few drops of Bergamot and Lavender to some lengths of ribbon. Hang these on your balcony tent at night to keep away the mosquitoes while you sleep.

Ease travel sickness and feelings of nausea with a cold compress of Bergamot.





Mood Lifting Properties


Use Bergamot's invigorating properties to treat tiredness, anxiety and stress.
  •  If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, start your day with a refreshing and uplifting shower using Bergamot Soap.


To Alleviate tension headaches, try a firm neck and shoulder massage by adding a few drops each of
  • Bergamot
  • Neroli
  • Grapeseed oil

Soothe feelings of agitation and anxiety by using  calming Bergamot in a room vaporizer.


Boost Concentration

Invigorating Bergamot oil improves concentration by awakening the mind and promoting clearer thinking. Keep it close by for when you need and extra boost.

Sail Through Exams~Make tests and interviews easier with a fragrant and confidence-boosting blend of Bergamot, Lavender and Grapefruit oil. Apply a few drops to a hanky and place in a top pocket.



Fight Drivers Fatigue~Apply a few drops of Bergamot to a cotton ball or pad and place it near an air vent or use in a specially designed car vaporizer.


Computer Fatigue~Computer screens bombard the body with positive ions. In the office or at home, restore the natural balance of your body's energy with a refreshing room spray of negatively-charged Bergamot.




Cleanse The Skin

To Eliminate Pimples~Combine:
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 5 drops Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Grapeseed
Massage into the skin daily to clear your skin of Blemishes.


A Cooling Body Oil~Combine:
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Neroli
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Almond


For Oily Skin~Calm and soothe by combining:
  • 2 tbsp Witch Hazel
  • 5 tbsp Distilled Water
  • 1 tbsp Glycerin
Then Add:
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Sandalwood



 Okay dokay...you and I have made it to the end of another informative post. I really do *hope* you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing it.

Have a wonderful day and remember; Always smile, you never know who is watching you!

~Peace~











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