I love the smell of bergamot in the morning…. or any time really! That light citrusy smell, calming, but at the same time uplifiting!
Oriental medicine used bergamot as a stimulant of digestive function and an enhancer of energy flow. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. The oil calms anxiety and stress, promotes happiness and confidence, and is often used in colognes and perfumes for its light citrus scent. Bergamot also provides the skin with its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. For all of these reasons, bergamot is a great oil to have in your kit.
For a more powerful blend, combine lavender, wild orange, and lemon – compound the mood balancing, stress-relieving, and genuinely joyful effects of this body spray’s aroma. They also each offer their own properties that synergize with those of bergamot’s, creating not only a bright and fresh scent, but also a positive impact on the skin and the body’s systematic functions.
Below is the recipe for this fantastic summer body spray.
Summer Sunshine Body Spray
12 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
12 drops Lemon Essential Oil
12 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
2 tsps Sweet Almond Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
2 tsps Beeswax Pellets
Over low to medium heat, place the beeswax in a small saucepan and melt. Blend in your chosen carrier oil until the two are melted and mixed completely. Next, remove the saucepan from the stove, pour it quickly into a glass jar or container, and mix in the essential oils, stirring until they’re well combined. Once cooled, pour into a glass spray bottle and use as needed.
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CAUTION: Bergamot (as well as lemon and wild orange also in this recipe) is in the citrus family and as such it can cause pigmentation of the skin if applied and then you go directly into the sun. Different people are affected differently. As I am naturally olive, I’ve never encountered an issue – but then I don’t apply and go out and lie on the beach to tan either. I spray it around my body, or use on the common perfume points (ears, behind knees, in elbow joints, wrists ankles etc) to give me an uplifting and energetic feeling. Always err on the side of caution.
The information provided in this article is for educational and informative purposes only and is not intended as medical or professional advice. You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, nutrition or exercise program.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.