Bergamot uplifting effect that reduces stress

Parts Used:
Bergamot rind.

Function:
The aroma of this essential oil has an uplifting effect that reduces stress and anxiety. The oil also has an antibacterial effect useful for infection.

Uses:
Bergamot is used in aromatherapy for anxiety and other stress-related conditions, skin problems such as cold sores and acne, it is also used to reduce the oiliness of skin and can be massaged onto the abdomen (in a clockwise action) for cystitis. Bergamot is used in many cosmetic preparations because of its lovely aroma. It is also used as an ingredient in Earl Grey tea.

Guidelines:
Bergamot can be massaged on to the skin when blended with carrier oil – ratio should be 3-5:100. It can be applied neat or diluted in a small amount of alcohol onto cold sores, boils, acne and chicken pox. Bergamot can also be used in a burner (6 drops) or warm bath (10 drops) for stress and anxiety.

Interactions:
Do not apply directly to the skin before exposure to the sun as bergamot can cause photosensitivity, which can last a few days.

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