Bergamot oil for acne and skin
Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This may make bergamot oil an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples.
To use bergamot oil as a spot treatment:
Apply bergamot oil mixed with a carrier oil directly to pimples, cysts, and blackheads.
Leave on overnight.
Do not use or leave this treatment on during the day or in sunlight.
You can also mix the diluted oil into water or your favorite cleanser to use as a facial rinse.
Bergamot oil for hair
Bergamot oil enthusiasts (and people who love soft, lightly scented hair), swear by this essential oil’s ability to soften and tame curls. Anecdotal evidence indicates that bergamot oil may also be soothing to an irritated scalp.
To use, put a few drops in your usual shampoo. You can also mix one to two drops with a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage it into your scalp as an overnight treatment.
Bergamot oil aromatherapy
Bergamot essential oil is highly touted for its soothing use as an aromatherapy treatment. Here are a few ways you can keep its scent close:
Mix bergamot essential oil with a carrier oil to use as a body lotion or for massage.
Add two to five drops of Bergamot essential oil to products such as body wash, shampoo, and facial scrubs.
Use it as an ingredient in aromatherapy. For example, bergamot essential oil can be added to scent homemade candles and air fresheners. You can also dab it in vaporizers to distribute its scent in a room or add it to potpourri.
Dab it on a bandana or handkerchief for a soothing scent on-the-go.