What is Bergamot
Our essential oil of the month is Bergamot! What is that? Bergamot “orange” is in the citrus family, tasting like a very tart orange but varies in color looking like a greener lemon or like a lumpy lime. It grows in Italy, the south of France and Turkey. This fruit is typically used for cooking, in tea like earl grey, and our favorite, essential oils extracted from their peels.
Bergamot is a unique and more rare fruit that has a lot of great qualities. This oil helps to reduce anxiety, depression and calms the mind. It is also great for your skin relieving shingles, eczema, and boils.
How to use
Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser. Topical use, Dilute up to 0.5% (2.5 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil), Dilute in bath salts or milk and add to a bath.
Like some other citrus fruits, Bergamot contains a chemical compound called furo-coumarin, which makes skin extremely sensitive to the sun. To protect your skin from burning or discoloration, it is important to not use Bergamot Essential Oil on the skin right before sunbathing. Even when it is diluted, do not expose the skin to sunlight for 12 hours after application. This also applies to UV and infrared treatment. The recommended ratio of dilution is no more than 0.5%.
For the month of July, we are offering FREE Bergamot aromatherapy with your massage. As well as 20% OFF your purchase of a bottle to enjoy at home!
Schedule an appointment, with free Bergamot essential oil, HERE.