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.
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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