What’s The Go With Bergamot Oil?

You might think that Bergamot Oil has a familiar scent if you’ve ever had a whiff. Anyone who is a tea buff will recognise the aroma as it is an ingredient widely used in Earl Grey tea. Hailing from Italy, it has been the popular choice for alleviating stress, improving moods, and refreshing the skin. An oxymoron, Bergamot Oil is the most unique citrus extract because of its energising and soothing effects. This extract is not only used in teas but is popularly used in aromatherapy, used in a variety of beauty, massage therapy, and relaxation treatments. Because of these uses, it is no wonder why more and more people are turning to this ingredient for all its wondrous powers. Today, we will learn all about Bergamot Oil, its incredible benefits, and how to use this treatment in your aromatherapy care.

What is an Essential Extract?

An essential extract is an essence derived from roots, flowers, seeds, or bark, stronger than the source. Taken from the beauty of Mother Nature, essential extracts are incredibly powerful due to their heavy concentration. Examples of essential extracts include geranium, lavender, sweet orange, and of course, Bergamot Oil. They are produced through distillation as a potent chemical, requiring carrier oils such as coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, and more to reduce the concentration. Essential extracts such as Bergamot Oil have an intense aroma than their original, making them the perfect soothing aromatherapy treatment. Each of these essential extracts holds various benefits that can improve moods and make skin more rejuvenated and moisturised. With all these benefits, they are widely used in a variety of different recipes, including massage treatments, candlemaking, homemade lotions, and much more. In the next few sections, we’re going to focus on a particular essential extract, Bergamot Oil, and how it can be a great addition to your aromatherapy arsenal kit!

What is Bergamot Oil?

Bergamot Oil is a distinctive essential extract widely known for its refreshing and citrus fragrance. This popular extract is found in the tropical parts of Southeast Asia and Southern Italy and is reminiscent of a pear and orange fruit and has a deep green hue appearance and bumpy texture. In Greece, Bergamot Oil is popularly used in sweetmeats and is the ingredient found in Earl Grey tea, making it used in aromatherapy and culinary cuisines. It is widely cultivated due to its linalyl acetate, linalool, and limonene ingredients, which are highly beneficial to the body. It can both relax and uplift people, making Bergamot Oil the perfect essential extract to use. Because of this reason, it is used in a variety of different applications ranging from aromatherapy to beauty recipes.

What are the benefits of Bergamot oil?

Skin Rejuvenating

Forget your commercial cleanser! Bergamot Oil has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities making it the ideal ingredient to use for an organic DIY cleanser. Not only will your skin feel refreshed and glowy, but it will also smell wondrous due to its citrus and tangy scent. It is great for eliminating skin irritation and balancing sebum production, alleviating scarring from acne and pimples to help your blemishes vanish. For this reason, it can help promote moisturised and radiant-looking skin, making you feel all the more refreshed. One tip is to swap your normal hand sanitizer for Bergamot Oil, as it is much more moisturizing than using alcohol on your skin. It is highly important to remember that not every skin is equal. Therefore, it is recommended to do a patch test before use to prevent any adverse reactions. In addition to cleansers, Bergamot Oil can be ideal for massage treatments, lotions, body scrubs, and more.

Improves Mood

Bergamot Oil has an uplifting quality, alleviating feelings of depression and anxiety and boosting your overall mood. Like many citrus extracts, this is no exception. It can energise you and make you feel happier, allowing you to be ready for the day ahead. Start your morning with confidence with the help of this essential extract, helping you relax to the max. Start your day on the right foot by using Bergamot Oil in your diffuser, in a massage treatment, or in your natural perfume. Say goodbye to overthinking and stress with the help of this powerhouse ingredient.

Hair Replenishing

Is your hair looking a little dull? It’s not just beneficial for the skin, but Bergamot Oil also enhances hair sheen and texture. With its high content of Vitamin C, this extract works to rebalance your natural shine over time, allowing your hair strands to remain thick and healthy. If your hair is feeling dry, this extract is incredibly moisturising and effective as exfoliating to help you get rid of dead skin cells, unveiling the freshest of follicles. Not only will your mood reach the stratosphere, but it will make your head of hair bounce with joy. Here’s to luscious locks and fragrant-smelling hair with this incredible essential extract at your fingertips. Turn your scalp from barely there to a full head of hair with the help of Bergamot Oil.

DIY Recipes

Body Wash:


  • ¼ teaspoon of Vitamin E Extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Extract
  • 8 drops of Bergamot Oil
  • 4 drops of Lavender Extract
  • 4 drops of Peppermint Extract
  • Distilled water
  • ½ tablespoon of castile soap (unscented)
  • Foaming bottle to input the body wash mixture


  1. Add castile soap into the container that will hold the cleanser.
  2. Add in the fractionated coconut and vitamin E extract.
  3. Put the rest of the ingredients into the foaming bottle.
  4. Mix with a glass stir rod.
  5. Fill the rest of the foaming bottle with water with some room left.
  6. Put on the cap and shake! Discard after a few days.



  • 4 tablespoons of Fractionated Coconut Extract
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 6 drops of Bergamot Oil
  • 6 drops of Mandarin Extract
  • Container to store the deodorant


  1. Melt the shea butter and fractionated coconut extract using the double boiling method until it is liquid. This can be done by simply popping a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.
  2. In the glass bowl, add the arrowroot powder and baking soda.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  4. Store in a tightly sealed container. We recommend a small glass mason jar so you can pop it in your purse!

Hand Sanitiser:


  • 200 mL spray bottle (preferably glass)
  • ½ a cup of Witch Hazel
  • 12 drops of Bergamot Oil
  • 12 drops of Lemon Extract
  • 12 drops of Lime Extract


  1. Gather all your ingredients.
  2. Add in the witch hazel.
  3. Add in the drops of Bergamot Oil and the other essential extracts.
  4. Mix together using a rod.
  5. Simply rub it onto your hands for a refreshing hand sanitiser!

Body Scrub:


  • ½ a cup of raw brown sugar
  • ½ a cup of Fractionated Coconut Extract
  • 8 drops of Bergamot Oil
  • 7 drops of Lime Extract
  • Glass mason jar to store ingredients.


  1. Place the raw brown sugar into the mason jar.
  2. Add in the fractionated coconut extract.
  3. Add in all the essential extracts.
  4. Mix with a rod.
  5. Voila! Here’s an invigorating body scrub perfect to use in your morning shower to start your day on the right foot.
Aidan Wentcher
Aidan Wentcherhttps://www.litamagazine.com.au
Aidan is a general assignment reporter based in his native Sydney and graduate of the University of Sydney for Communication and Journalism. He has previously worked at MH Magazine and Ferro Magazine.

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