AJ Flanagan

Bergamot Spotlight

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Bergamot is a household staple oil for so many things! The crisp, citrusy aroma is uplifting and harmonizing, and it makes a wonderful addition to DIYs and diffuser blends. This oil is one we love to have around!



  • Has a zesty citrus flavor that's great in diffuser blends, recipes, and DIYs
  • Uplifts the emotions and senses
  • Contains antioxidants that help support a healthy lifestyle
  • Helps support the cardiovascular system
  • Is a wonderful choice for combating oily skin

BACKGROUND Bergamot is cultivated primarily in southern Italy and has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years as a flavoring, perfume, and addition to moisturizers and cosmetics. Cold pressed from the fresh bergamot fruit that gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavor, Bergamot Vitality essential oil has a fresh, complex citrus taste that makes it the perfect addition to many summer dishes.

KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties

  • Limonene
  • Linalyl Acetate

BERGAMOT & BEAUTY When it comes to skincare, Bergamot can be a great choice! It helps combat oil production, acne & psoriasis. Add it to a roller to use on t-zone or problem areas or add to your daily moisturizer.

Bergamot is also a huge component for many perfumes due to its ability to balance the mix of aromas and harmonize all of the essences. Some of our favorite pairings are:

  • Bergamot + White Angelica
  • Bergamot + Sacred Frankincense
  • Bergamot + Stress Away
  • Bergamot + Vetiver

BERGAMOT & EMOTIONS Bergamot essential oil has been studied for its properties to lower cortisol (stress hormone) and to lower the body's sympathetic nervous response (fight/flight/freeze), making this a wonderful oil for emotional support!

Bergamot has a woodsy, sweet, citrus aroma that is so uplifting to our moods. Bergamot helps decrease stress and is a wonderfully calming oil! Bergamot is often referred to as the harmonizer, helping us level out and identify our emotions. Citrus oils in general are great for creating a calm, uplifting mood.


  • Bergamot Essential Oil
  • Bergamot Vitality Essential Oil
  • Grapefruit Bergamot Vitality Drops +Electrolytes
  • Bergamot is also found in: Dream Catcher, Gentle Baby, Gratitude, Harmony, Joy and SleepyIze oil blends, Sensation Bath & Shower Gel and Hand & Body Lotion, Relaxation Massage oil and Rose ointment, among other products. *Note: Bergamot and Bergamot Vitality are the same essential oil. Bergamot Vitality is labeled for ingestion.


  • Use Bergamot in your household DIYs
  • Add 20 drops of Bergamot to your Thieves Household Cleaner for a fresh twist.
  • Add a few drops to Wool dryer balls for crisp laundry.
  • Use to make a Laundry Scent Booster:
  • Add Bergamot to your daily skincare and self-care routine
  • Make a Happy Heart roller for daily cardiovascular support:
    • 10mL roller bottle
    • 20 drops Bergamot
    • 15 drops each Lavender, Cypress, Rosemary
    • Carrier of choice
  • Add to your moisturizer or make this Daily Glow Serum:
    • 2 oz dropper bottle
    • 10 each drops Frankincense, Sandalwood, Bergamot
    • Carrier of choice
  • Make a Cologne Roller:
    • 10mL roller bottle
    • 15 drops Bergamot, Valor
    • 10 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
    • Carrier of choice
  • Make a Keep Calm roller and apply it frequently throughout the day. Apply over the heart, wrists, neck, chest as desired.
    • 10mL roller bottle
    • 10 drops each Valor, Frankincense, Stress Away, Bergamot
    • Fill with carrier
  • Use Bergamot in an after shave oil or balm:
    • 1 cup coconut oil
    • 1 cup shea butter
    • 20-30 drops total essential oils (Bergamot, Grapefruit, Ylang ylang)
    • In a small pot, combine coconut oil and shea butter on medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add essential oils. Mix well.
    • Let cool in the fridge for 30–45 minutes or until the mixture is no longer clear. It should have a soft texture. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the product for about 2–3 minutes or until it looks like foam and forms peaks. Store in a glass jar at room temperature.
  • Try a simple natural deodorant with equal parts Patchouli and Bergamot plus carrier in a 30mL roller bottle.
  • Diffuse this uplifting citrus oil any time of day:
    • Mulled Cider: 4 drops Christmas Spirit, 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops each Clove, Grapefruit
    • Golden Hour: 4 drops each Lavender, Frankincense, Bergamot
    • Warm Hug: 3 drops Lavender, Bergamot, Grapefruit + 2 drops Vanilla
    • Spring Wreath: 4 drops Eucalyptus, 3 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Lime
    • Deep Breath: 4 drops each Bergamot, Lemon, R.C.


  • "For me Bergamot on my forearms and the tops of my ears is just another layer of help with my emotions. For me it's not about one magic button but several tools that just seem to get the job done. When I use Bergamot in the mix it's a better day!" - Denise O.
  • "A favorite oil of mine! It's my keep calm but motivated blend: 5 Bergamot, 2 lavender, 3 peppermint." - Tracy M.
  • "It is a favorite of mine in my happiness blend. 9 Stress Away, 7 Bergamot, 6 Orange, 2 Joy" - Sabrina H.
  • "Smells soooo good with sacred sandalwood. It calms me!" - Hannah E.
  • "So good for anxiety. I like to use it along my hairline, forehead, and temples and feel the stress literally melt down from head to toe." - Chloe B.
  • "Been using 3-5 drops of it with 1-2 rosemary as I'm recovering from surgery. The smell keeps me calm and uplifted." - Amanda A.
  • "This oil really helped me during my high risk pregnancy. It was calming and grounding and I found myself gravitating to it a lot." - Darrien M.