Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
I often find Bergamot essential oil to be like a familiar stranger . . . it’s a citrus so its scent is very familiar, but at the same time it’s a bit exotic. We don’t commonly eat Bergamot fruits because they’re too sour.
We primarily use Bergamot for its bright, sparkling aroma.
Like other citruses, Bergamot essential oil is uplifting and optimistic. But it’s also relaxing, like Sweet Orange.
Gabriel Mojay, author of Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, sums it up when he says Bergamot helps us to “rediscover spontaneity and optimism. Bergamot essential oil helps us to relax and ‘let go’.”
This Spotlight explores ways to use Bergamot essential oil safely for:
- Muscle tension
- Stress relief
- Optimism and positivity
Before I share the recipes, I want to talk about a safety issue for Bergamot essential oil . . .