Bergamot oil is taken from the peel of Bergamot fruit and can be used for many things. Many people use it to treat a condition named psoriasis through applying the Bergamot oil to the skin. It has been used as a medicine for several conditions, such as vitiligo (pigment loss), mycosis fungoides (fungal infection), etc. You can also use it to improve your mood and increase confidence.
- Oily Skin
Bergamot oil is good for people with an oily skin because it helps you unclog pores. It is mostly used for balancing an oily skin.
- Sensitive Skin
If you have a sensitive skin and you’re going out, apply Bergamot oil with sunscreen to be safe from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Because Bergamot oil increases your skin’s photosensitivity and going out with it would be effective.
- Dark Complexion Skin
It acts effectively on your skin by removing impurity. By doing so, it makes your skin clean and clear, which enhances your tone.
- Dry Skin
Bergamot oil keeps the skin protected from drying.
- Infectious Skin
It has been used for many infectious diseases. It can be used for fungal infections and many skin diseases.
5 Main Benefits
- Stress and anxiety with Aromatherapy
- Aiding digestion
Traditional Skincare Usage
Bergamot oil is used for:
- Treating infections
- Improving digestion
- Lowering fever
- Earl Grey Tea
- Consult a Professional Before Using
Bergamot oil is safe for use but I would advise you to consult a physician before using it for your treatment. Also, do not apply it to young children and pregnant women.
- Not Safe for Consuming
Bergamot Oil should not be consumed directly as some people have said that it can be fatal. Also, it can cause you twitching and muscle cramps because it removes potassium stores in your body.
- Bergamot Oil Can Increase Your Chances of Sun Damage
Do not use the oil with photosensitizing drugs such as Noroxin (Norfloxacin), Floxin (Ofloxacin), Cipro (Ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), and, Maxaquin (lomefloxacin). As this can lead you to very severe reactions.
Homemade Earl Grey Tea for Skin:
- Use fresh cold water from the kettle.
- Boil it to 208° Fahrenheit.
- Warm the pot so your tea doesn’t cool down too fast and stays hot for a longer time.
- Adjust the measurement. One teaspoon should be used for a six-ounce cup and two teaspoons per eight-ounce glass of an iced tea. You can also adjust it to best suit the taste you want it to have.
- Steep it for at least 3-5 minutes to get complete benefit of it. You can also serve it with a slice of lemon or sugar for taste.
So, I recommend you to have Bergamot essential oil in your cabinet because it can be useful for you in the long run. Try it and comment below about your experience with it.