Essential Oils – Bergamot
I love everything about essential oils. Essentials oils smell good. Essential oils are good for your skin, hair and nails. Most of all, essential oils are a wonderful and effective natural remedy to most health ailments.
Since Melaleuca released their all pure essential oils line, I have fallen in love all over again. I love to share what I love and find valuable. To that end, I will bring you articles on the different oils and how they can be an inexpensive and natural alternative to health and wellness management. I will also be featuring the differences in how the oils are made and share with you about carrier oils in other blogs.
Did you know that when you feel healthy, calm and optimistic you will be more confident? Essential oils actually boost confidence.
Today I will share with you my love for Bergamot.
One of my favorites, I have been in love with this scent as long as I have loved Earl Grey tea. Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used to extract the Bergamot Essential Oil. Bergamot is a tropical fruit, but also thrives in Europe. Its pleasing aroma is used in fragrances, candles, soaps and more. Earl Grey, one of my all-time favorites, is black tea with a touch of bergamot flavoring. It has a sweet smell and the medicinal properties are plentiful.
My Top 18 Uses for Bergamot (19 if you include Earl Grey)
- The chemical composition of bergamot includes Alpha Pinene and Limonese. These natural chemicals have an antidepressant effect and are stimulating in nature.
- It improves the circulation of your blood due to its stimulating effect.
- Stimulates hormone secretions that cause metabolic rates to even out and become regulated.
- Allows for proper absorption of nutrients.
- Stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, which causes better digestion.
- Assimilation and decomposition of blood sugar resulting in lower blood sugar.
- Antibiotic and disinfectant properties inhibits growth of germs, virus and fungi.
- Causes shiny hair.
- Prohibits infections of the skin.
- Causes pain reduction by lessening sensitivity of nerve to pain.
- Assists with headaches, sprains, toothache, muscle aches and more.
- Flavonoids in bergamot act as a relaxant which reduces nervousness, tension, and anxiety.
- Stimulates production of dopamine and serotonin. (Dopamine and serotonin are feel good hormones that keep you motivated and are linked to weight loss.)
- Weight loss due to better digestion, being more relaxed so you produce less cortisol and increase in serotonin and dopamine.
- Helps with scars and brown spots.
- A natural deodorant.
- Aids in fever reduction.
- Acts as an antispasmodic which is good for leg cramps, menstrual cramps and muscle spasms.
Protect oil from sunlight
If used topically, do not go directly into sun until oil is absorbed.
Blends nicely with:
Frankincense, Jasmine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Orange, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang and Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark or Clove Oil.
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