All About Essential Oils: The Benefits of Bergamot
Seed Body Care introduces Bergamot essential oil to our Beneficial Blends and Custom Blends lineup!
Warm and spicy meets a gorgeous floral citrus -- that's Bergamot essential oil in a nutshell. Our latest essential oil addition, 100% pure bergamot essential oil (Citrus Bergamia), is distilled from its peel, rather than the seed. Why does this matter? Bergamot from the seed is much more likely to be linked to photosensitivity issues. You get all of the amazing benefits from the peel, but without the same concerns. Let's look at the many benefits of this oil.
Fun fact: Are you a tea drinker? If so, you will be familiar with the aroma of Bergamot, even if it's an oil you don't think you've tried before. Earl Grey tea has Bergamot oil in it -- that is why you likely recognize the aroma.
The Benefits of Bergamot
- In traditional Chinese medicine, this essential oil if often used to treat an array of digestive woes from gas and indigestion to heartburn.
- Oily skin? Consider adding bergamot to your skin care products. Bergamot is naturally antibacterial and astringent, making it ideal for those with excess sebum and acne breakouts.
- Is your skin irritate and inflamed? Bergamot has soothing properties and can help leave your skin with a sense of comfort and calm.
- Dr. Marlynn Wei, a Harvard-trained Psychiatrist and Certified Yoga Teacher contributed an article to the Huff Post about the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils for a good night’s sleep. She mentions in the article that certain oils such as Bergamot have been shown in studies to have an impact biochemically that is similar to anti-anxiety medication. Wei also mentions the scientific studies showing that Essential Oils can help relieve stress and promote sleep. These oils, Wei says, include Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, and Jasmine.
Seed Bergamot Beneficial Blends
Seed offers two new Beneficial Blends featuring Bergamot essential oil. These include a Coriander/Bergamot blend called A Stroll in the Garden and a blend of Rosemary/Lemongrass/Bergamot called Just Your Cup of Tea.
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