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Bergamot – The Oil of Self-Acceptance

Bergamot is all about one’s sense of self. It’s your ability to love yourself unconditionally, to feel worthy, to accept yourself, to not judge yourself and to have a high self-esteem. This oil helps us do the work needed to step outside of our internal fears, to remove ourselves from any feelings of not being good enough and to charge through any fear that has been holding us back, keeping us safely in our comfortable cocoon, away from any rejection. These core beliefs of being “bad”, “unlovable” or “not good enough” tend to make us hide behind a façade of cheerfulness. We put on a smiley face despite our deep-seated feelings of inadequacy.

You all know the popular saying “everything you want is on the other side of fear”. Bergamot invites individuals to process and release fear, criticism, need for approval, shame and emotional pain. It will help with those feelings of inadequacy, failure and rejection. Bergamot helps us see life with more optimism and step into our own confidence, empowerment, ability to play bigger, self-approval and joyfulness.

Bergamot has some very powerful cleansing properties that help create movement in our energy system and this shifts the energy into a positive one bringing hope. It teaches us to find validation within, accept our own authenticity, and not spend so much time worrying about what others think. It awakens our soul to hope and offers courage to share our true Higher Self to others, especially when vulnerable because vulnerability is the new strength.

Reap the benefits of applying diluted Bergamot topically over your heart while saying the following positive affirmation: “I deeply and completely love and accept myself”. Even better if you do it in front of a mirror.

Blends Well With

Bergamot blends well with: Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon and Ylang Ylang.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Wild Orange, Lemon or Tangerine.

Usage Tips

Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid going out in the sun for 12-24 hours after applying topically on your skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”