Add Bergamot Oil to your First Aid Kit!
Bergamot oil is extracted from the rind of a tropical citrus fruit and like many essential oils has distinctive healing properties. Whilst Bergamot oil may not be as well known as some of the other essential oils such as Lavender or Rosemary, it can be an extremely useful oil to keep at home. For example, Bergamot oil is an anti-depressant and a stimulant although it can be used as a relaxant too.
Before going to purchase Bergamot oil, always ensure that you are buying quality oil and not a cheaper version which has less beneficial qualities, this is the same with all essential oils and you do get what you pay for. Aromatherapy is used much more commonly now at home and it is very easy to learn the basic knowledge required to be able to use essential oils to good effect. There are many good books available which details all of the benefits of various oils, so it is worth reading up these before going to purchase any oils.
Some of the standard benefits of Bergamot oil include:
Digestion - It improves the secretions of all of the digestive acids and helps to regulate the motions of the intestines.
Relaxant - It can help to soothe nerves and calm anxiety and also improve insomnia.
Anti-depressant - Because of the sweet citrus scent, it can help to improve a feeling of joy and can help to increase energy. The oil can also help to maintain the function of the thyroid gland which governs metabolic rate.
Anti-biotic - In addition to the anti-biotic functions, regular use can also prohibit infections on the skin for example.
Anti-septic - Bergamot oil can be used to aid healing of any wounds, eczema etc but can also be used to prevent wounds from becoming septic.
Respiratory benefits - This is a good oil to use in a vaporizer as it can help to alleviate congestion and any respiratory problems.
Identify which oils you are most interested in and then begin to build up a complimentary first aid kit, most importantly, make sure you do not forget to add Bergamot oil to your list.