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Bergamot: The Citrus Happy Oil

by Atanaska Adams

Bergamot is a one-of-a-kind citrus oil. For many generations, Italians have utilized Bergamot for a variety of purposes, including skin rejuvenation and stress reduction. Bergamot has numerous distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from other citrus oils, like the exclusivity of where it is cultivated, the fact that it is a bitter fruit that produces sweet oil, and its ability to create an uplifting and relaxing environment, to mention a few.

Diffusing bergamot essential oil is one of the greatest methods to reap its relaxing effects. The next time you see your stress or anxiety levels rising, try diffusing Bergamot oil for a relaxing impact in the office, at work, or at home.

Applying Bergamot essential oil to your skin while taking a shower is a great way to unwind after a long day and take advantage of both its relaxing and skin-purifying properties. Apply Bergamot essential oil to your skin while you’re in the shower and breathe deeply to enjoy the relaxing aroma and the purifying skin benefits of this multipurpose oil.

Want to know more on how you can maximize Bergamot essential oil? Read along!


A citrus fruit with Mediterranean origins, bergamot is nearly entirely farmed in the Calabria region of southern Italy. This obscure citrus fruit is probably best known for its delightful Earl Grey tea flavoring. Bergamot is thought to have come into existence in southern Italy as the offspring of a sour orange and a sweet lime. The fruit ripens from green to lemon yellow and is about the size of an orange. Bergamot oil, which is extracted from the fresh peel despite the fruit’s acidic flavor, has a sweet scent. Bergamot oil may also help to relax muscles and maintain a healthy neural system, cardiovascular system, and cognitive function.

For a calming massage oil, combine doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and Bergamot oil. Avoid sunshine or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying Bergamot oil if you’re using it topically. Additionally, bergamot oil has purifying qualities. To lessen the appearance of imperfections and revive the skin, use it into your overnight skincare routine. It works well as a surface cleaning as well.

  • Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels are high.
  • Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.
  • Add to regular tea to transform into Earl Grey.
  • Put a few drops in warm water for a relaxing foot soak.
  • Add one to two drops to your DIY skin care cleanser.

Plant Part: Bergamot peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Aromatic Description: Sweet, citrsy
Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl acetate, linalool, terpinene, B-pinene


What I personally love about Bergamot essential oil is that it’s not just any ordinary pleasant-smelling essential oil, but its ability to support both inner and outside of our body. I love creating bath bombs with Bergamot together with Serenity and Lavender essential oil. 

I compiled some of my most favorite DIYs and diffuser blends that you can try at home too! 

Sweet Peace Diffuser Blend
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
Motivate Me Diffuser Blend
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Grapefruit
Face and Hair Cleanser (for oily skin)

Add a few drops of doTERRA’s Bergamot essential oil to your facial cleanser and shampoo. 

To use topically on your skin, dilute doTERRA’s Bergamot essential oil with a carrier oil and apply directly to help calm everyday skin irritations.

Fresh Home Diffuser Blend
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Peppermint
 I am a Queen Diffuser Blend
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Lavender
Hair Growth Serum

Mix two drops of doTERRA’s Bergamot essential oil in a tablespoon with carrier oil. 

Massage on your scalp and leave overnight. Avoid sunlight exposure for 12 hours to avoid hypersensitivity.

Apart from Bergamot, what other citrus oils have you tried before/ What were your experiences and what’s your favorite recipe to make at home? Share it with us or give me a shout out. I’d love to hear from you! 

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