Bergamot oil (Citrus bergamia) is the oil extracted from the rind or peel of the fruit, leaving an aroma is citrusy but sweet, and has a depth to it that I really love.
Although bergamot is often used to support the digestive system and rejuvenate the skin, it's the emotional wellness that bergamot offers that I believe to be its greatest gift.
Calming and soothing aroma
Promotes healthy, clear skin
Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits
Bergamot oil is all about one's sense of self: self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, self-hatred. This oil helps us do the work necessary to step out of our fears of not being good enough, or our habits of holding back for fear of rejection of Who We Are, and helps us to learn to love and accept ourselves. It teaches us to find validation within, accept our own authenticity, and not spend so much time worrying about what others will think about it.
It also helps us in processing and releasing fear, criticism, need for approval, shame, and emotional pain. It may also help with feeling like a failure, or feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, or worthlessness by helping us step into our own confidence, empowerment, ability to play bigger, self-approval and joyfulness. I wish I could just sprinkle this one over the whole world, like an Oily Godmother.