Research points to bergamot essential oil’s ability to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, and increase positive mood. It can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people. It can also cause photosensitivity, and should not be left on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.The earliest roots of the bergamot tree can be traced to Southeast Asia. It’s currently grown in many parts of the world, but achieved its prominence and name in the town of Bergamo in southern Italy.
Uses & Health Benefits:
- Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This may make bergamot oil an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples.
- Bergamot essential oil is highly touted for its soothing use as an aromatherapy treatment.
- Bergamot oil enthusiasts (and people who love soft, lightly scented hair), swear by this essential oil’s ability to soften and tame curls. Anecdotal evidence indicates that bergamot oil may also be soothing to an irritated scalp.
- ergamot essential oil should not be used full strength directly on skin. It can be mixed with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or mineral oil, and used as a skin softener. Bergamot oil can also be mixed with water vapor and used as an aromatherapy treatment. Do not swallow essential oils.
- Research points to bergamot essential oil’s ability to reduce inflammation.
- It lowers cholesterol levels, and increase positive mood.
- It can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people.
- It can also cause photosensitivity, and should not be left on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.
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