Most popular for its uses in aromatherapy and Earl Grey tea, bergamot fruit oil is so much more than a tasty, relaxing essential oil. In addition to its aromatic and flavorful components, bergamot oil is an analgesic that is also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, making it essential for any scalp in need of some TLC.
The Bergamot Citrus Tree (Citrus bergamia) is a tree with big green leaves, star-shaped white flowers, and round yellow fruits, which are thought to be a cross between a bitter orange and lemon. It is grown almost exclusively along the southern coast of the Reggio Calabria province in Italy. The oil is cold-pressed extracted from the rind of its fruit. In its essential oil form, it is very useful in aromatherapy and is loved for its ability to reduce anxiety and brighten moods.
In Italian folk medicine, bergamot is used to treat fever and parasites as well as infections throughout the body, including the skin. Today, bergamot oil is hailed throughout traditional and pharmaceutical medicine for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which make it exceptional for healing wounds, combating yeast build-up, preventing dandruff, and reducing inflammation. Just as bergamot oil stimulates moods, it also has the ability to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which can regenerate cells in the hair follicle.
Although it’s most often enjoyed for its flavors and aromas, bergamot oil is essential to a healthy scalp, which is why we’ve included it in our Activating Serum. Bergamot oil will keep your skin calm and clear while stimulating blood flow and preventing infection, allowing you to grow a beautiful head of hair. Have you ever used bergamot oil? Let us know what questions or tips you have about this special oil.