Bergamot Essential Oil Blends

Bergamot Essential Oil Blends

Bergamot essential oil is a very popular citrus essential oil. This essential oil has a one-of-a-kind fragrance. 

The oil isn’t only popular for its fragrance, it also has amazing benefits.

These include skincare benefits as well as healing ones. It is no surprise that the oil is so popular amongst essential oil fanatics. 

Not only is bergamot a great essential oil on its own, but it also works wells with other essential oils. 

So, if you want to know more about bergamot and how to use it in blends then you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we are going to go through the benefits of bergamot and some blend recipes. 

What Is Bergamot Oil?

Bergamot oil comes from the bergamot orange tree. The oil is extracted from the rind of the citrus fruit that grows on the tree.

You might be surprised to know that the flavor that comes from bergamot is used in some teas. 

The bergamot orange tree can be found in many countries.

However, the trees are most prominent in the town of Bergamo which is in southern Italy, and this is where the tree got its name. 

Bergamot smells like oranges, lemons, and limes. It’s an incredibly refreshing aroma. 

It is often described as having a fruity scent. Some people describe it as being sweet and spicy. Others say that it is fresh and floral.

Regardless, it’s easy to see why so many people love this oil and its versatile scent!

Why Use Bergamot Essential Oil?

There are several reasons why you should consider using bergamot essential oil. Here are just a few: 


Some of the compounds that are found in the bergamot essential oil are known for helping to reduce people’s physical pain and inflammation. 

These are the compounds carvacrol and linalool. When applied to the skin, these compounds are known to reduce inflammation. 


Bergamot essential oil has calming properties. These calming properties have been known to help reduce anxiety, stress, and fatigue. 

This works best when the essential oil is inhaled. Whilst the oil is known for being calming, it also is able to uplift your mood. 


There have been studies showing that Bergamot essential oil has helped increase individuals’ focus and therefore helps their memory. 

The essential oil is known for perking up the senses, especially when it is massaged into the skin. 

Lowers Cholesterol

You might be a bit skeptical about this benefit, but there have been studies that suggest that bergamot essential oil can help to lower cholesterol. 

Some of the chemicals that make up bergamot can reduce lipid levels. This can lead to it lowering the cholesterol levels in your body. 

Is Known To Fight Food Poisoning

The compound we discussed earlier – linalool – also has other benefits. It is said that this compound is able to get rid of the bad bacteria that cause food poisoning. 

The impact that bergamot has on reducing or stopping these bacteria can range from a weak effect to a strong one. The essential oil also has enzymes that help with digestion. 


If you are looking for a good quality natural skin cleanser then bergamot oil is the one for you. 

The oils that are found in bergamot are very gentle and won’t strip away any of your skin’s natural moisture. They will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.

It also helps with any irritation on your skin as bergamot has anti-inflammatory properties.


If you are looking to grow healthy hair, or repair damaged hair then bergamot has got you covered. 

Bergamot is great for hair care as it has properties that help aid the blood circulation in your scalp. The essential oil is a great way to moisturize your hair. It locks in moisture, keeping your hair nice and nourished. 

Sleep Quality

When used topically, bergamot essential oils can help improve sleep quality. 

Studies show that the fragrance of the oil can relax the mind and body. It makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. The best way to achieve this result is to massage it into your skin. 

Bergamot Essential Oil Blend Recipes

So now that you know all the amazing benefits that bergamot oil has to offer, what do you think? Do you want to try making some of your own bergamot essential blends? If so, here are some recipes that you can use:

Face Mask

  • 2 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 1 drop of tea tree oil
  • Pink clay
  • Water

Mix all the ingredients and apply them to the face. Leave on until the clay starts to become slightly stiff. 

Aura Cleansing Mist

  • 15 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon myrtle 
  • 5 drops of rose geranium 
  • 3 drops of myrrh 
  • 50 millimeters of water

Mix all of these together in a spray bottle.

Refreshed Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops of bergamot
  • 2 drops of lemongrass
  • 1 drop of lavender

Clean Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops of bergamot
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus
  • 1 drop of tea tree

Bergamot Skincare Blend  

  • 5 drops of bergamot
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • Carrier oil of your choice

Mix all of these ingredients together and then apply directly to any acne. 

Risk Of Using Bergamot

Bergamot Essential Oil Blends

Are there any risks of using bergamot oil? 

There are no known health risks associated with using bergamot essential. There are, however, some things to keep in mind when using this oil. 

If you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have an allergy to citrus fruits, then you should avoid using bergamot. Some people do experience allergic reactions to bergamot. I

If you are putting it directly on the skin, make sure to use a carrier oil. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, bergamot oil really does have many uses. You can find it in everything from skincare products to natural cleaning supplies. 

It is also helpful for those who suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even inflammation. 

So next time you need a little pick me up, why not give bergamot a try?

We hope you enjoyed an in-depth look at bergamot! If you found this guide useful please share it with others who might find it enjoyable to read. Thank you for reading! 

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