Bergamot Essential Oil has a lovely, refreshing aroma perfect for waking up the senses. This citrus oil is often used in aromatherapy as well for its calming and uplifting properties. Bergamot essential oil is also soothing, balancing, and restorative to the skin which makes it perfect for use in DIY beauty and skincare products. Bergamot Essential Oil is wonderful for your complexion because of its antioxidants and ability to balance sebum production (sweat that clogs pores). So, while you might think it's too harsh or fragrant on your skin if applied directly from bottle to face; applying it topically is highly beneficial.
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Bergamot Essential Oil is also great in other DIY beauty, and skincare recipes because its revitalizing qualities can help keep skin smooth and healthy. Using Bergamot Essential Oil topically can help improve skin tone and the appearance of scars and blemishes by reducing inflammation, redness, swelling & irritation. Bergamot Essential Oil has been known to have antibacterial properties that make it effective in treating acne which is why it is often used as a natural antibacterial treatment. Bergamot Essential Oil penetrates through the skin's epidermal layers to cleanse and heal acne from within (and from the outside).
10 Beneficial Properties Of Bergamot Essential Oil:
1) Reducing Inflammation
Topical application of Bergamot Essential Oil has been shown to reduce inflammation from the inside out. Due to this, it's often used as an effective remedy for eczema and psoriasis. When mixed in oil and applied to the skin, it helps to regenerate cells all while reducing redness, pain, itching, and irritation.
Bergamot Essential Oil has been proven to fight microbes completely. It's also been known to have anti-cancer properties making it an effective natural remedy for warts, and skin cancer. It can be used topically on all skin types in DIY beauty and skincare recipes to remove acne scars, blemishes, and spots while protecting against future breakouts.
3) Reducing Redness
One of my favorite benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil is its ability to reduce redness and swelling. It can be used topically to treat broken capillaries, bruises, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis. By applying Bergamot Essential Oil topically to skin that's suffering from heat burns or sunburn it helps to soothe the area and heal faster.
Bergamot Essential Oil is known for its anti-anxiety effects making it a perfect remedy for stress (and those who suffer from it). By adding it to a diffuser, or applying it topically you can relax your senses, and reduce anxiety.
5) Soothing & Uplifting
Bergamot Essential Oil has been shown to relieve tension and help improve memory recall making it a wonderful addition to so many DIY beauty and skincare recipes. It has also been shown to help treat mental illnesses like depression, and anxiety by improving mood mechanisms.
6) Reducing Irritation
Bergamot Essential Oil's anti-inflammatory properties make it super beneficial for reducing acne inflammation and irritation. This oil is often considered the best essential oil for acne-prone skin because of its ability to regulate sebum production (sweat that clogs pores). This is why it's also been used in DIY beauty and skincare recipes to treat acne.
7) Balancing & Restoring
Bergamot Essential Oil is often used as a balancing oil in DIY beauty and skincare recipes due to its ability to regulate sebum production (sweat that clogs pores) which means it can be used topically on all skin types. It provides relief from redness, inflammation, dryness, and irritation making it a perfect remedy for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
8) Improving The Appearance Of Scars
Topical application of Bergamot Essential Oil has been shown to reduce scars by reducing inflammation caused by acne effectively, and naturally. It can be combined with other essential oils or used alone in DIY beauty and skincare recipes to reduce the appearance of scars, and blemishes due to its skin regenerating and anti-bacterial properties.
By adding this oil to a diffuser or applying it topically Bergamot Essential Oil has been known to soothe muscles, nerves, and anxiety making it a wonderful addition to DIY beauty and skincare recipes.
10) Improving Skin Tone & Texture
Bergamot Essential Oil has been known as an effective natural remedy for improving skin tone by reducing inflammation, redness, and swelling. It can be added to skincare products like moisturizers, and toners to reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots by restoring skin cells.
How To Use Bergamot Essential Oil?
Step 1: Add 1 to 3 drops of bergamot essential oil to a diffuser or massage into your skin.
Step 2: Apply topically as needed. You can dilute this oil to use in DIY beauty and skincare recipes, but make sure you dilute it far enough to avoid using too much on the skin.
Note: Bergamot Essential Oil may be used topically for application early in the evening or after cleansing when applied at night. To use Bergamot Essential Oil topically, dilute it in a DIY carrier oil blend or topically in your favorite DIY beauty and skincare recipes such as homemade facial scrubs, toners, acne treatments, and more. Always consult with a doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before using any oils on the skin.
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1) What should Bergamot Essential Oil be used for?
Bergamot essential oil can be used topically for a variety of purposes including acne, cuts, bruises, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis, sunburns, and varicose veins. It helps to reduce redness after skin has been exposed to the sun. Bergamot essential oil can also be used topically to treat muscle aches and pains because of its calming and sedative properties. You can use a few drops of it in your diffuser or humidifier for greater relaxation.
2) What's the best way to dilute Bergamot Essential Oil?
Dilution is always important when using essential oils. The correct dilution ratio for Bergamot Essential Oil is 1 part oil: 4 parts carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almond, or olive oil. You can use a spray bottle to mix it in your carrier oils at home or purchase it already pre-diluted from a reputable retailer online or offline. It's also beneficial to buy a diffuser that dispenses lots of mist per second because you want the essential oils to have plenty of time in the air before they disperse.