Believed to be a hybrid of sour orange and citron, or lemon, bergamot has a fresh floral citrus scent, but it also promotes many health advantages. Bergamot boasts a variety of benefits including: antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, deodorant, vulnerary, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, digestion, and vermifuge.
Although bergamot is typically used for it's aromatic properties, it can also be very effective when applied topically. When it's applied to irritated rough skin bergamot is great for easing inflammation. Bergamot is also excellent for calming anxiety. When bergamot is applied directly to your temples it helps ease headache tension.
Try diffusing some bergamot in your diffuser to help aid with depression.
**BONUS TIP: You can use bergamot by applying it topically to your body before getting in the shower, this releases the scent and creates a calming and uplifting environment.
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