Our oil this month is Bergamot. So what IS Bergamot and why should I have a bottle of Bergamot Essential Oil on hand?
I’ll admit I had no idea what this oil was, so when I received my bottle, the first thing I did (of course) was open it up and take a whiff.
Mmm. What a yummy smell. A little citrusy, a little perfumey (technical words I know), a little up-lifting while still being a little calming. And somewhat familiar.
I loved it.
Immediately, I dabbed a bit on my pulse points as if it was a bottle of perfume. Lovely.
Guess what, I still had no idea what this oil was – I just knew I liked it. A little research was in order.
Bergamot is created from the rind of a citrus fruit similar to an orange. And get this – adding bergamot essential oil to regular black tea = Earl Grey! Who knew? Plus, it’s often used as the top note in perfumes. But it explained why it felt familiar.
Bergamot also has a whole host of wonderful properties:
- Deodorant – works as a natural deodorant (which led me to another project I’ll share tomorrow)
- Digestive – activates & increases secretions digestive acids, enzymes and bile (which facilitates digestion)
- Analgesic – reduces feeling of pain (maybe that’s why a cup of tea is so soothing?)
- Antidepressant and relaxant – it is one of the best nerve pain remedies as it naturally soothes nerves and stimulates hormonal secretions
Nice, right? I thought so and I’m now convinced that Bergamot is an oil we should ALL have on hand. I know I’ll keep a bottle in stock (and use it frequently). To make life easy, if you’d like a bottle, just click on the button below and it’ll come right to your house! I can’t wait for you to open it up and take that first whiff!
Plus, getting your bottle this month will automatically mean you’re eligible for the Oil of the Month Club!