Bergamot is one of the brightest, sunniest important oils I know … however it’s likewise a little bit shy when it comes to being out in the sun; you see, it’s a phototoxic essential oil. Phototoxicity is a light-induced response to a photoactive material, as well as direct exposure to solid sunshine (UV light) after using the oil. What to do? Stay out of direct sunshine on the areas where you put the oil for 12 to 18 hours.
Bergamot has a light citrusy scent, which can be both uplifting and relaxing when diffused. Bergamot acts like a massage therapist who just opens up for service at night. If you have had an energetic day in the sunlight, Bergamot will certainly massage away your weary muscles each evening. It will relieve stress, pains, and also help you rise full of energy after a restful night’s sleep.
This recipe is for a Nighttime Relaxing Diffuser Blend:
- 10 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
- 5 drops Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin)
You can keep it by your bedside to use before bed, or if you wake up in the middle of the night feeling tense. Diffusing Bergamot is a fantastic way to unwind at the end of your day