Bergamot oil is extracted from the rinds of citrus fruit (Citrus bergamia) that grow on bergamot orange trees. Bergamot’s distinctive, citrusy scent is used in both men’s and women’s personal care products. It can be found in perfumes, colognes, toiletries, and cosmetics. Edible bergamot oil is used as a food and drink flavouring. It also has medicinal value. Bergamot essential oil is highly touted for its soothing use as an aromatherapy treatment. Several compounds in it have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This may make it an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples.
Bergamot essential oil has ability to soften and tame curls. Anecdotal evidence indicates that bergamot oil may also be soothing to an irritated scalp.To use, put a few drops in your usual shampoo. You can also mix one to two drops with a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage it into your scalp as an overnight treatment.