Dear Stinky,

Bergamot is a universally lauded citrus oil. It is an essential oil that has been used in the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda for centuries. It has a complex aromatic quality that is sweet, fresh, floral and spicy. It is commonly used in perfumes and body sprays. It has an alluring odor that is great for masking unwanted scents on your body and around your home and workspace.

Using Bergamot Oil Improve Your Fragrance:

  • Topical
    Mix 5-10 drops in coconut, almond or jojoba oil. Apply like any lotion.
    Apply and massage 5-10 drops on chest, temples, forehead, neck and wrists.
  • Fill The Air
    Add 10-15 drops to a diffuser, oil burner or metal bowl of boiling water. The steamed peppermint oil will fill the air. Put near your workout site and breathe.

Bergamot essential oil is often used as a massage oil. It promotes healthy skin that is clear of blemishes. It may be also helpful in improving self-awareness and spiritual growth, as well as acceptance and validation. A study conducted in 2009 showed how Bergamot essential oil can even help to minimize symptoms of stress induced anxiety.

DIY Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot oil is easily extracted from bergamot peels using a method called “cold-pressing”. All you need is some bergamot peels, a sieve, and a jar, cup or bowl. First, make sure to wash your hands and the bergamot. Peel the bergamot, taking care to not cut into the meat. Put the sieve on top of the jar. Squeeze, then press the peels into the sieve. The oils will drip down into the jar. If you don’t have a sieve, you can use a garlic press. The garlic press is effective at recovering lots of oils from the peel, but requires the peels to be processed in smaller batches.

The responsibility to make wise choices is entirely yours, I don’t recommend ingesting bergamot oil without the guidance of a physician. Please email me personally if you’ve got any questions, email me at, and I’ll do my best to give a great answer.