Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil
Known to enhance mood, reduce stress, & stimulate circulation. Its antifungal, antispetic properties aid in wound healing, & assist in clearing skin infections. Has been used for eczema, psoriasis, & scabies, to name just a few of the skin complaints this oil can handle. Has a delicious combination of citrus & floral aromas.
Uses & Recipes For Bergamot Essential Oil
These are great for small rooms. Has a calming effect, & is known to diminish the detrimental feelings of stress, which can facilitate illness. It blends well with Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang. Use a carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, available cheaply at most Supermarkets.
These essential oil reed diffusers release a very light, subtle scent and do not compare to the very strong, overpowering scent that’s released by the commercial reed diffusers which use artificially scented oils. You’ll need to flip the reeds once a week to refresh the scent. Once the reeds are completely saturated, you’ll need to replace them with new reeds. You will also need to replace your oil once it starts to lose its scent or if it starts to smell “off” – usually after a month or so.
¾ fill a glass container, preferably with a small neck, with your Sweet Almond oil. You may have one lying around, or pick up one from a dollar shop.
Add at least four tablespoons of Vodka (brings out the fragrance). You can also use denatured or rubbing Alcohol. Denatured works best, because of its higher alcohol content.
Reeds we have supplied free. These are cotton fibre, & work exceptionally well.
Add 50-70 drops of Bergamot oil. You may wish to pair with some of the suggested oils, so personal preference applies.
These are the plug-in ones: ultrasonic with auto shut-off. Great for a larger room. You only use water with a few drops of oil. To view
Fragrances: make your own!
Half an ounce (14.7ml) Sweet Almond oil.
30-35 drops of Bergamot oil, or create your own blend as shown below. 2 tbsp cheap vodka as a preservative. It prolongs the fragrance & enhances the top notes. However, it is not necessary to add alcohol. See below.*
Start with your Sweet Almond carrier oil, or you can use fractionated Coconut oil. Then add those oils you wish to use, beginning with base notes.
You could make the fragrance/perfume using only one essential oil, however, it’s lots of fun to make a blend from three or more scents, usually with a top note, middle note, and base note. Top notes are the fragrance that you first smell, and therefore are the first to evaporate. The essential oil of Bergamot is a great top note oil to begin with.
For a middle note, Lavender is always a good option. The middle note, known as the heart note, is considered the heart of the fragrance. It shows up once the top note has evaporated, and lasts longer. The middle note is more mellow and well-rounded.
Ylang Ylang as your base note is ideal, or Patchouli is another option. Base notes are the scents that linger the longest.
Whether they are top, middle or base notes, there are no rules. Have fun and experiment with them. Dab the fragrance on your pulse points (behind the ear, knee and inside of wrist). See how it wears after a time.
*Add alcohol for a preservative. This step isn’t necessary, but if you do, use Vodka, because it is odorless. This is helpful if you want your scent to last longer, & also enhances the top note. You can use Isopropyl alcohol instead.
The notes of oils we have supplied:
Top notes: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil
Middle notes: Lavender, Thyme, Ginger, Coriander
Base notes: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang & Thyme
Rollerball perfumes: As per recipes above, these provide a convenient application method. Handy purse size. We have suppplied two bottles with your Ultimate Essential Oil Package. Check out our range of 5ml roller bottles for additional purchases
To make a spray perfume: Add 20% essential oils to 80% alcohol base. Shake mixture vigorously to dissolve the fragrance of the essential oil into the alcohol base. Pour the alcohol base into the perfume atomizer bottle, and use as a perfume spray.
Bathing Nothing compares to a soak in the bath after a challenging day. Take a handful of Sea Salt, add to it 7-10 drops of your favorite oil, then add to bath. Sea Salt, with its cleansing mineral rich properties, makes it a luxurious, healthy experience. You can also use Bicarbonate of Soda or Epsom Salts in the same way. Both are great for tired, aching limbs.
Beverages Well known as an ingredient in Earl Grey tea, ingesting a few drops of Bergamot oil diluted in water or tea, can help to speed up digestion.
Its antibiotic and antifungal properties, have been shown to reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes on the skin, including the removal of acne marks, and can work with skin pigmentation, lightening dark spots by assisting the even distribution of melamine. Do not apply pure essential oil directly to your skin.
For a general body cream/moisturizer, make a 2% dilution using the by-the-drop method: add 12 drops of Bergamot to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut.
Perfectly safe when consumed as a flavor in cooking, from muffins to biscuits and sponges. Just remember it’s rather strong, so generally 1-2 drops is plenty.
Repels, and smells great too. Bugs certainty don’t like Bergamot oil. A few drops with Sweet Almond oil applied to the body, will give some protection from biting insects, along with a great fragrance.You can also combine with equal amounts of any of the essential oils we have supplied. Have fun, experiment: make your own blend up to a total of 25% of oils overall, by choosing those that you favor the scent of, adding 75% of your carrier oil; Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut.All of the oils supplied will work as repellents, just some a little better than others.
A great alternative to regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays. Bergamot oil kills germs, and leaves everything smelling fresh and clean. To boost the grease-cutting power for your cleaning spray, add other citrus oils like Lemon, Lemongrass, & maybe also Sweet Orange oil. You can use them all, or just one that you have a preference for. To make 2 cups of cleaning spray, use 1¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of Bergamot oil, and add another 2-7 drops total of the remaining essential oils that you are going to use.
If using as a floor cleaner, cut down the amount of oils to just a few drops of each, as some floors can become slippery because of too much oil applied.
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