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Citrus bergamia, a hybrid of a lemon and sour orange, is the source of bergamot juice and essential oil. Extract from this fruit gives Earl Grey tea its famously distinctive flavor. Bergamot offers much more than a pleasant taste, though; it is packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant compounds useful for the body and mind. Your mental and physical health will reap the benefits of this fruit extract.

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1. Improves Skin

Topical application or bergamot essential oil can help reduce the visibility of scars and soothe irritated skin. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties give it the ability to tone skin and promote wound healing. For wounds, place five drops of bergamot oil onto a cotton ball and apply it to the infected area. Add ten drops, mixed in a fatty carrier oil like coconut oil, to warm bath water to boost skin health and mood.

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