I love, love, LOVE Bergamot! One of the reasons why is because I love tea. How do these two things correlate? Bergamot is one of the main ingredients in Earl Grey Tea, and gives it that beautifully fresh aroma! You can actually use Bergamot to make regular tea into Earl Grey tea by simply adding a few drops to your teacup!
Bergamot is incredibly helpful in supporting our levels of self-acceptance and loving ourselves. When you are wanting to uplift your mood, and put yourself in a level of positive vibrations, Bergamot is a great option to try! Since Bergamot is a citrus oil, it also is a great addition into a home made cleaning recipe (See mine here)!
Bergamot is a unique citrus oil, in that it relaxes rather than energizes. This is a great oil to use before bedtime, whether it's diffused, taken internally, or applied topically, it is sure to give you a sense of calm and harmony. Be sure to dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil if using topically.
Here are some other benefits that Bergamot offers:
- Increases positive feelings and reduces negative feelings
- Relieves stress
- Rejuvenates skin
- Calms the senses
- Cleanses skin blemishes
- Promotes self-confidence
Bergamot is also a wonderful oil to use on it's own, or add to a few others for a nice epsom salt bath! I'm just going to come right out and say it, I am a huge fan of relaxing in the tub. One of my absolute favorite things to do with my essential oils is make a relaxing bath salt to add to my water. Not only is the aroma incredible, but it feels so nice to just surround my body with all kinds of awesomeness!
Relaxing Bath Epsom Salt Recipe
I like to use mason jars to store my salt, and put them in the linen closet inside our master bathroom. You can store them however you wish, but this is how I do it!
- Fill your mason jar with plain ol' epsom salt
- Add 15 drops of Grounding Blend Essential Oil
- Add 10 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil
- Add 10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
- Add 10 drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
After you have added your oils, close the mason jar and shake it up! I like to do a little dance while I shake it around in the kitchen, but it's totally not mandatory! Now you can either use your bath salt right away or let it sit in the cupboard and age for a month or two. Either way, you are going to have some seriously amazing baths in your future!