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14 Essential Oils for Healthy Skin
Skin Word:Cleanse | Well-Being Word: Relax
Skin Layer: Epidermis (top layer) | Balance: Yang (male, hot, hard, red, active)
Plant Info: Citrus Bergamia.
Bergamot is citrus fruit grown in Italy. It is extracted from the peel of fruit and has a light, fresh and citrus aroma. The delightful fragrance blends well with all oils.
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Bergamot’s Skin Benefits and Method Of Use
- Cleansing is what is renown for – use for compressing, in the shower and bathing.
- To encourage healing – bath, compress and daily massage. Anti-septic yet gentle makes it ideal for sensitive pimples and spots – for this quality use all methods.
- Cold sores are a virus which tea tree, being highly anti-viral (more later on tea tree) works exceptional well on but if you have already developed the cold sore with the blister or lesion present then bergamot is helpful. Use 1 drop of bergamot direct on cotton bud several times a day to help healing. Cold sores are often brought on by stress so smelling this calming aroma will make you ‘feel’ better.
- In the past ‘tanning’ products used bergamot as an ingredient to encourage tanning of the skin. Today this is not recommended yet this can be useful if wanting to encourage the melanin production to assist tanning. Bath only at night over a month.
- ‘Butterflies in the stomach’ are settled with bergamot. Stress is often the pre-cursor and cause of skin problems like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. When in stressful situations rely on a spritz or use a drop of bergamot on a tissue to help address the cause if you are prone to stress related skin problems. Topically use all skincare methods.
Citrus oils are photosensitive which means they can cause pigmentation on the skin so Do Not Use Bergamot In Direct Sunlight. Many perfumes contain bergamot. Be aware of this when wearing perfume in the sun if you are prone to pigmentation.