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One essential oil that is highly regarded for its skin care properties is bergamot. The green, crisp, tangy fruit offers an aromatically pleasing citrus note with a faintly bitter overtone. The botanical originates in Italy and other small areas. It is the primary flavor in Earl Grey tea and is a commonly used essential oil in the perfume industry. The aroma of bergamot is uplifting and helps to build or maintain personal confidence. When purchasing bergamot, opt for a bergapten-free essential oil; the chemical constituent that causes sensitivity to sunlight. Basic Earth Essentials only carries bergapten-free oils.

In skin care, bergamot is perfect for oily skin conditions, as it helps to balance sebum levels without stripping away an excessive amount of the body’s oil. The essential oil is also valuable for wound care and certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. bergamot is gentle, yet effective to help with infections of the mouth and can be used as an oral rinse. The essential oil can be added to a facial cleanser or toner to help combat acne breakouts by eliminating bacteria that cause them. bergamot can also help to reduce acne blemishes and scarring.

Spiritually, bergamot helps to elicit feelings of warmth, happiness and allows the heart Chakra (Anahata) to radiate with confident energy. Several Basic Earth Essentials products contain bergamot, which allow the user to feel uplifted, while eliciting feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. Admiration is one of our most popular feminine aromatics that was created to help boost the wonderful aspects of self.