Try some bergamot

Try some bergamot

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Bergamot is uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It also aids with minor feelings of anxiety. It as the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. It is a small tree with smooth, oval leaves and has small round fruit that ripens from green to yellow and has the appearance of an orange.

Christopher Columbus is thought to have brought bergamot from the Canary Islands and introduced it to the Bergamo province of northern Italy. In addition to its wide use in Italian medicine, bergamot has also been used for centuries in the Middle East for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion. Bergamot was used in the first genuine Eau de Cologne.

Bergamot can be found in essential oils, candles, teas, perfumes, soaps, and lotions.



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4 Responses to “Try some bergamot”

  1. Paula D'Andrea July 24, 2011 at 12:30 PM #

    I’ve always enjoyed the scent of this essence in bath products and candles. Thanks for a little more info on it 🙂

  2. Lisa July 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM #

    I love bergamot. It reminds me of drinking Earl Grey tea with my late grandma. It’s soothing and refreshing. I have a high quality, pure-grade bottle of it at home that I like to take a whiff from now and then. It’s wonderful in bath salts, I’ve found…a dab will do ya 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  3. PeggyLee Hanson July 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM #

    Will have to have another cup of Earl Grey when out and about to drink in the scent and all that it offers.

  4. Ali Bierman July 24, 2011 at 9:26 PM #

    Makes me want to run out and get some Earl Grey Tea!

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