Bergamot is a small green fruit that smells amazing but is not edible. Originally from Asia but gained popularity when it came to Bergamot, Italy in the 15th century.
Read on to find reasons why you should keep this essential oil in your medicine cabinet!
Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
- Antiseptic ~ substances that prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
- Anti-inflammatory ~ used to reduce inflammation (swelling)
- Antidepressants ~ used to alleviate depression
- Antiviral ~ effective against viruses
- Antibiotic ~ inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms
- Bergamot is great for travelers who may not enjoy the thrill of flying! Place a few drops on a cloth and sniff to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Fights off viruses like flu, heroes, shingles and chicken pox.
- Great for healing skin ailments such as eczema.
- Makes an amazing natural deodorant because it kills bacteria responsible for odor.
Disclaimer: Please speak with your physician before use. This oil should not be used internally. When used topically be sure to dilute with a carrier oil or butter. If you have sensitive skin use in a small area as the sun may discolor the skin.