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Deeply Calming Uplifting Essential Oil

Deeply Calming Uplifting Essential Oil

This cooling, refreshing, anti-depressant essential oil is made from the rind of a citrus fruit, and is a key ingredient of the classic eau de Cologne. According to aromatherapists, it regulates the nervous system and helps us relax and feel more light-hearted. Don’t worry, be happy–with this deeply calming, luscious-smelling essential oil.

Bergamot is the essential oil of choice if you want to cool down and feel more carefree and happy.

You may be familiar with bergamot as the ingredient that gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive taste and aroma. But if you always thought bergamot was an herb, you’ll be surprised to learn that it is actually a small citrus fruit, and that the oil is taken from the rind while it is still unripe. Bergamot has a sweet, fresh, fruity-citrusy scent, which may explain its popularity as a perfume and an ingredient in toilet waters, ever since the Napoleon era.

According to aromatherapists, bergamot is not only calming, but also helps us to feel more light-hearted and carefree. It is also the ally of choice for helping to unblock stagnant chi, or energy, releasing pent-up emotions, especially anger. So the next time you feel stressed or tense, uptight or mad, remember bergamot: a few drops in a tepid bath or sniffed on a hanky will help you feel calmer, cooler, more relaxed and cheerful.

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Inspired by Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:10PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

For women, ylang ylang, clary sage and rose geranium oils are wonderful. They are not only heavenly smelling, but they help balance hormonal cycles, menses and battle yeast infections.

For just relaxing, try Patchouli, Bergamot and Rosewood. Very grounding and relaxing. Of course, there are tons more essential oils that are heavenly as well.

Make sure you get 100% pure essential oils, nothing diluted or with added chemicals.

7:11PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

12:57AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thanks for the information.

5:19PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Neroli is far more light and seductive than the heavier bergamot. The very best spring time scent I have ever come up with, is 2 drops of Neroli Abs. to 1 drop of Rose Abs.( Abs-means the pure unadulterated fragrance directly from the steam distilled flower-Absolute. These oils are pretty pricey. If it says $15.00, its not real.)

3:37PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013


1:12AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Thanks Annie.

3:49AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:11AM PST on Dec 28, 2010

Thanks for the info.

6:29PM PDT on Sep 21, 2007

Diane, I am interrested in making the spritz that you talked about. Care to share the formula?

6:27AM PDT on Jul 15, 2007

Where do you buy the oils?

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