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.

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

16 comments

Opinion Ated
Opinion Ated3 years ago

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.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.3 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

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.)

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Rose C.
Rose C.8 years ago

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

Shanda Moser
Shanda Moser8 years ago

Where do you buy the oils?