Bergamot Oil, Some Uses

Bergamot Oil, Some Uses

Bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium var bergamia) is an example of making the best out of life. This oil has a tangy, fresh, bright scent and it comes from a fruit so sour it is inedible. It is no wonder this oil is the primary oil used to treat depression.

Aromatic influences: Stabilize a person in a shaky emotional state, keeps the mind young and alert.  It is stimulating, uplifting, and assists in letting go.

Combines well with:

Orange, Lime, Lemon, Red Mandarin, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Ginger Root, Clove Bud, Cypress, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Juniper Berry, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Coriander, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Myrrh

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • The difference between Bergamot and Bergamot FCF is the Bergamot FCF is heated up after the pressing to destroy the feracumerins, which removes the phototoxins so it is safe to wear out in the sun. But some like the scent of regular bergamot better.
  • Is one of the best oils to help combat depression.
  • Mixes well with other citrus oils. Blend them to your heart’s content.
  • When diffused, it can help a person break a smoking habit.
  • Diffuse with Lavender for someone dealing with grief.
  • Use in a bath to help cool off a fever.
  • Can help regulate appetite when diffused.
  • Is a good mood perfume.
  • Sprinkle Bergamot, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Cinnamon Bark on your holiday decorations to give them a festive scent.
  • Combine Bergamot with any of these oils — Clary Sage, Geranium, Melissa, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Jasmine and Red Mandarin — for an uplifting bath.

Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Bergamot oil. To check for more, you can click on Bergamot in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Citrus Air Freshener

  • 50 drops Bergamot
  • 50 drops Red Mandarin
  • 20 drops Clove Bud
  • 4 ounces purified water

Fill a 4 ounce mist spray bottle. Shake well before using every time. Spray the mist into air. Keep mist as fine a spray as you can. (9)

Refreshing Aroma Lamp

  • 8 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Ginger
  • 4 drops Clove Bud

Add with a small amount of purified water to a small porcelain, marble, ceramic or glass container. Heat with a candle. (Can also be used on an electric candle warmer.) Inhale the vapors deeply for best results. (9)

Bergamot Massage Blend

  • 10 drops Bergamot
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 2 teaspoons F.C.O.

Use as a relaxing massage blend. (1)

Feel Good Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Rose

Use in a diffuser to  experience love and dispel loneliness. (2)

Spritz Your Spirits Body Spray

  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 4 ounces pure water

Add to 4 ounce spray bottle and use any time  you feel your spirits drooping. (2)

Return and Relax Bath Blend

  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Add to a warm bath. Close door, slide in, and relax for 15-20 minutes. (2)


Other suggestions

Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on facebook:

  • TFF: “In my diffuser. Love the smell of it.”
  • SG: “I like to diffuse it with other citrus oils like Grapefruit.”
  • JWN: “With school starting soon I blend it with Peppermint to assist with studying and calm anxiety of starting school. Also using it topically to help with post-herpetic neuralgia of shingles, just avoid direct sun then.”
  • CJ:  “I like to mix it with Clary Sage and diffuse it to freshen the air and make me feel motivated to do something. :)”

And finally,

What do you like to use Bergamot oil for? Please share in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Everyone could use your insights!


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller




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