Having a subtle citrus fragrance, the bergamot oil is a natural extract obtained from the bergamot orange skin. Possessing antiseptic and analgesic properties, bergamot is one of the most widely used essential oil in several aromatherapy treatments. It helps to reduce pain, relieve stress, and even mixed with water to make health tonic.
Bergamot oil is also beneficial for use for hair and skin care regime at home. While it is not recommended to use this oil as a concentrate, a few drops of the oil can be boon in overcoming an array of skin and hair woes.
Bergamot Essential Oil for Hair Care
If you have not used this oil before it may be surprising to know about the benefits of bergamot essential oil for hair.
Soften Rough and Unmanageable Hair
If you are troubled with frizzy, rough, and unmanageable hair, applying only two drops of this essential oil to your shampoo can do wonders. Your hair will become soft and glowing over a continued period of usage at least once a week (as long as the problem persists).
Scalp and Hair Massage
Bergamot essential oil is very effective in treating irritated and itchy scalp problems. It blends with various carrier oils to give powerful results to improve hair health. For best results, mix about two drops of bergamot oil to extra virgin coconut oil and gently massage the scalp and hair before bath. You can also do this massage at night and wash your hair in the morning. If not possible, allow at least 30-45 minutes for the oil to act on your hair strands and scalp derma to get results quickly.
Bergamot Essential Oil for Skin Care
Acne and Pimple Night Treatment
If you often get painful cysts, pimples, and acne, bergamot essential oil treatment can help to resolve all your problems. The analgesic properties in this essential oil relieve the severe pain due to large pimple breakouts. Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties help in controlling bacterial growth in the skin pores and sebum glands.
Always do the following treatment for acne, pimples, cysts, and blackhead during the night before going to bed.
Deep cleanse your skin with a mild face wash to remove makeup, extra oils, and dirt deposits. Mix a few drops of bergamot oil to any carrier oil and apply on the affected areas only. Allow the oil to act on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash your face with plain water and pat dry.
Massaging bergamot oil mixed with a carrier oil does not make your skin greasy (as often found with other essentials oils).
Note: This treatment is not recommended for people with acne-prone sensitive skin.
Facial Cleansing and Exfoliation
Since prevention is an advanced measure to protect your skin against pimple and acne breakouts, using about 2 drops of bergamot oil at least once a week with your regular facial cleanser can keep problems at a distance. Even best, you can use it with an exfoliation scrub every week. This ensures that the essential oil will penetrate deep into the facial derma. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of this oil will control the bacterial growth in the sebum oil on your skin.
Get Glowing Skin Naturally
If you are not happy with your skin brightness, this is the best way to soften your skin and get a radiant look. Take an adequate amount of any regular body lotion you generally use in a glass bowl. Add a few drops of bergamot essential oil in it. Stir well, apply all over your body and gently massage with a hand massager. Allow the lotion to penetrate deep into the inner layers of your skin.
Follow this regime once a week after taking a shower with a soap-free cleanser.
Alleviate Body Odor
Bergamot is a citrus fruit extract having a mild pleasant citrusy aroma. When applied with body wash during the bath, carrier oil for hair or skin massage, in face washes or others, it bestows a refreshing scented feel after use.
Soothe Your Skin
Burning, rashes, and inflammation are common in summers. To cool your body and soothe inflammation, add a few drops of bergamot oil to any carrier oil and mix well. With a gentle touch, massage this oil on the inflamed skin to reduce the complications faster.
Apart from skin and hair care, you can also use this oil in diffusers or vaporizers to proliferate a pleasant atmosphere in your house. It eliminates unpleasant odor, kitchen smell, and others spreading a nice aromatic feel all around.
While it is always good to use essential oils and organic products for beauty treatments, when using bergamot for hair growth, it is necessary to make sure it is absolutely pure. If you have never used it before, take a patch test applying it to the underarms. If you notice any reaction, avoid using it for any other use. To be sure, consult your doctor first to find if it is suitable for care measures at home.