The word limonene was not in my vocabulary until recently.  Now I know that it's a chemical component known for its uplifting aromatic characteristics.  Maybe that is why I love the smell of Bergamot.  It makes me so happy.   

The Where From 

Amo gli oli essenziali!  No, that's not a typo.  It's Italian for "I love essential oils."  If you enjoy listening to someone speak Italian, you should watch the video below.  doTERRA sources Bergamot oil from the coast of Reggio di Calabria, Italy.  Bergamot is a citrus fruit.  The trees grow best in fresh sea-air and acidic soil.  Unlike other citrus fruits, Bergamot is bitter-tasting, like lemon.  As with many generations of essential oil growers, Italian families had to abandon their orchards due to a struggling economy.  However, the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative in Italy has been able to help many of these family growers get back to business.  

The What For and How To  

Italians have used Bergamot oil for years to help with skin issues and reduce stress.  Think of it as a little bottle of calm.  Do you have anything out of control coughs, joints, acne, bad habits?  Diffuse and apply some Bergamot!  

You can put it on the back of your neck or bottom of the feet to help battle bad habits.

Diffuse it or inhale from bottle before going to sleep. zzzzz

Reduce stress by putting a drop on the back of your neck or just carry the bottle around with you everywhere and take a breath as often as you want. 

Emotional Support

The oil of self-acceptance.  Bergamot helps you see life with more optimism and relieves feelings of despair, self-judgment and low self-esteem.   

Diffuser Blends

Bergamot essential oil blends well with Lavender, Patchouli, Lime, and Arborvitae.