How-To Tuesday: Using Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot is well known for its pairing with Black Tea, producing the much-loved flavor of Earl Grey. But did you know that Bergamot Essential Oil has some amazing benefits that go much further than just tea? Join us for How-To Tuesday and learn some of our favorite uses for this citrus oil.
Refreshing Facial Mask
2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
3 tsp French Green Clay powder
Distilled Water to desired consistency
Using a non-reactive, non-plastic bowl, mix Bergamot, clay powder, and water together thoroughly. Once water has been thoroughly absorbed (a few lumps are okay; green clay is notoriously clumpy), apply to face. Let dry for 20 minutes, then wash and rinse. Optional: Add 1 drop of Spearmint Essential Oil for an even more refreshing tingle!
Jazz Up My Day Diffuser Blend
Add one drop each of Bergamot, Cassia, and Clove essential oils to your diffuser’s reservoir, then fill up the rest of the way with Eucalyptus.
Bergamot it Up! Cleaning Spray
10 drops Thyme Essential Oil
10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp Liquid Castile Soap
Mix in a spray bottle and add water. Shake well before use. Spritz on surfaces, then scrub and clean all those dirty corners!
Sunshine Day Massage Oil Blend
1 drop Bergamot Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Geranium Essential Oil
2 Tbs Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil
Put all essential oils in a glass bowl or container and then add carrier oil. Use as a refreshing and cheerful massage oil. Store in a dark colored glass bottle. Refrigeration will extend shelf life. Bottle can be gently warmed after refrigeration by sitting in warm water for a few minutes before using in a massage.
What’s your favorite use for this fragrant essential oil? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook how you use Bergamot!