Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Discover the incredible benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life!

Bergamot Essential Oil has been making waves in the world of natural remedies for its myriad benefits, versatile uses, and delightful recipes. This golden-hued oil, extracted from the fruit peel of the Citrus Bergamia tree, owes its name to the charming Italian town of Bergamo, where it was first marketed.

Feeling tired, anxious, or simply looking to infuse a burst of flavor into your life? Look no further than Bergamot Essential Oil, your all-in-one solution! To help you fully harness the power of Bergamot Essential Oil, we’ve compiled its top benefits, uses, and recipes. Let’s dive in and uncover how this remarkable oil can transform your well-being and daily routine!

What is Bergamot Essential Oil?

Bergamot is cold pressed from the peels of citrus bergamia, boasting a refreshing and invigorating citrusy and floral aroma that is perfect for aromatherapy. Initially used in Italian folk medicine for its fever-reducing properties, Bergamot Essential Oil remains popular for its many medicinal benefits. This essential oil can be used to soothe stress and even boost immunity. With so many good reasons to use Bergamot Oil, you’ll be sorry if you don’t add it to your collection today!

Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits

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Are you feeling a little down? If so, try using Bergamot Essential Oil. It has an invigorating aroma typical of citrus oils and is also a well-known mood-lifter. Add this oil to your diffuser and fill your space with its uplifting scent!

Aids Digestion

According to a study (1), Bergamot Essential Oil has an antispasmodic effect, especially in the guts. It relaxes the muscles in the digestive tract, reducing spasms and cramps that may occur after eating.

Balances Cravings

Are you struggling with cravings and appetite control? Bergamot Essential Oil can be a helpful tool to keep in your back pocket. This oil is known for its pleasing aroma, which can help you relax and control stress eating. Its unique properties make it an effective tool for managing your urges and allowing you to focus on healthier living.

Supports Healthy Cholesterol

Two studies (2, 3) have found that this powerful oil contains flavonoids and polyphenols that effectively reduce lipid levels in the body, ultimately lowering cholesterol. Whether you’re already taking medication to manage your cholesterol or simply looking for a proactive way to support your cardiovascular health, Bergamot Essential Oil is worth considering.


If you’re tired of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, Bergamot Essential Oil may be just what you need. Not only does it have a delightful citrusy scent with a touch of floral notes, but it’s also a natural deodorizer that can rid you of unpleasant odors.

Boosts Immunity

Are you feeling run down and constantly falling ill? Well, it’s time to boost your immunity with the power of Bergamot Essential Oil. A study (4) has shown that this oil has a restoring effect on immune function and can even help alleviate depressive feelings. By simply diffusing bergamot oil in your living space, you can improve your overall wellness and feel physically and mentally better. 

Uses + Recipes

All-Natural Skin Care Recipes

Bergamot Essential Oil boasts a range of therapeutic benefits. From nourishing balms and body butter to a refreshing deodorizer, it is a versatile addition to your self-care routine. You’ll be amazed at how it can help soothe skin irritations and promote relaxation.

All-Natural Bath & Shower Recipes

Have you heard of using Bergamot in your baths and showers? This all-natural ingredient has excellent deodorizing properties and smells great, making bath time a luxurious and enjoyable experience. Adding it to your body washes, soaps, and more is soooo easy. You’ll love it!

All-Natural Wellness Recipes

Bergamot Essential Oil is versatile in various all-natural wellness recipes, including massage oil and soothing lotions. This calming oil has been known to boost immunity and has a refreshing, citrusy scent with calming benefits. Whether you’re looking to ease stress or simply want to pamper yourself, this oil is an excellent addition to any wellness routine.

Roll-On Recipes

With easy-to-make roll-on recipes, you can constantly access Bergamot Essential Oil’s mood-boosting and health benefits no matter where you are. Don’t let stress and cravings get the best of you – try incorporating this oil into your daily self-care routine.

Diffuser Blend Recipes

If you want to achieve a more balanced and focused lifestyle, diffuser blends with Bergamot might be just what you need. Bergamot’s calming and uplifting properties make any blend great to diffuse at any time, whether you’re having a good or a bad day. Choose from a range of diffuser blend recipes designed to enhance your mood and promote a more mindful way of living.

Bergamot Essential Oil Blends Well With…

Don’t mistake Bergamot Essential Oil for just another citrus essential oil. This is Libby’s all-time favorite essential oil. In her words, it’s the best combination of earthy, fruity, and woodsy (you might recognize Libby from some of our Simply Earth videos on our YouTube channel).

Its aroma goes really well with Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Ylang-Ylang Essential Oils in your DIY creations. 

You might notice lemon, neroli, pepper, herbaceous, and lavender-like notes if you have a super sniffer. 

Simply Earth Blends That Use This Oil

Citrus Burst Blend

Aroma: Citrusy & Fresh

Are you a fan of the invigorating scent of citrus? Then you will LOVE Simply Earth’s Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend. With its uplifting and energizing properties, this blend is perfect for starting your day off on the right foot or providing a welcome pick-me-up during a midday slump.

Love Blend

Aroma: Floral

Transform your evening into a memorable experience with Love Essential Oil Blend, featuring the invigorating scent of bergamot. This blend sets the mood with its warm, floral aroma and sensual undertones, perfect for a romantic night.

Also Available: Love Essential Oil Roll-On

Sleepy Blend

Aroma: Fruity & Sweet

Are you tired of tossing and turning all night? Then you need to try Simply Earth’s Sleepy Essential Oil Blend! This blend is designed to promote relaxation and help you achieve restful sleep.

Also Available: Sleepy Essential Oil Roll-On

What’s the Science Behind This Oil?

How is Bergamot Essential Oil Made?

This essential oil is produced through a process known as cold pressing, which involves extracting the oil from the peels of citrus bergamia. The resulting oil is a beautiful golden-green color with a thin, fluid consistency. Even more impressive is that it takes approximately 1,000 peels to produce just 30 ounces of this precious oil. This shows how valuable and sought-after Bergamot Essential Oil truly is.

Chemical Constituents


Limonene is a colorless liquid and is the major component in the oil of citrus fruit peels. It occurs more commonly in nature as the fragrance of oranges. Limonene is a flavoring agent in food manufacturing, a renewables-based solvent in cleaning products, a fragrance ingredient for cosmetics products, and a fragrance in perfumery and personal care products. It is also used as a botanical insecticide and organic herbicide.

Linalyl Acetate

Linalyl acetate is an organic compound found in many flowers and spice plants. It is one of the principal components of bergamot, clary sage, lavender, and lemon essential oils. Linalool is often present together with it and is a widely used fragrance. The chemical has a pleasant fruity odor reminiscent of bergamot mint oil.


Linalool is found in many flowers and spice plants. It has multiple commercial applications, mostly based on its pleasant scent (floral, with a touch of spiciness). It is also an antimicrobial agent used in manufacturing soaps, fragrances, food additives as flavors, household products, and insecticides.

What Earthies Are Saying About It

Simply Earth & Citrusmade

Simply Earth sources their Bergamot Essential Oil from Citrusmade Farm in Italy, where the warm and sunny climate is ideal for growing this delightful citrus fruit. Citrusmade has perfected the cultivation of Bergamots through a meticulous and conventional process, resulting in a highly sought-after essential oil. They have produced premium Bergamot Essential Oil of the highest quality and purity using organic farming and no synthetic pesticides. With this level of care and attention, it’s easy to see why Simply Earth chose Citrusmade Farm as their source of Bergamot Essential Oil.

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA


  1. Rombolà L, Straface M, et al. Antispasmodic Effect of Bergamot Essential Oil on Rat Isolated Gut Tissues. 2022 Apr
  2. Giglio RV, Patti AM, et al. The effect of bergamot on dyslipidemia. Phytomedicine. 2016 Oct
  3. Parafati M, Lascala A, et al. Bergamot Polyphenols Boost Therapeutic Effects of the Diet on Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Induced by “Junk Food”: Evidence for Anti-Inflammatory Activity. 2018 Nov
  4. Komori T, Fujiwara R, et al. Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. 1995 May-Jun