Bergamot: Uplifting Citrusy think Earl Gray tea.
Uses: Monday morning feeling, lifts mood, PND baby blues
Chakra: 4th Heart
This is a lovely oil obtained from the rind of a small orange-like fruit, native to Italy. Think of sherbety tangerine! Or Earl Gray tea. Bergamot is used to give Earl Gray tea it’s distinctive flavour and aroma. It is invaluable for raising the mental state, and is therefore suitable for use in depression, anxiety and post baby blues. Although it is not safe to use on babies and infants, I would say that it is safe to use in a bath for the mother who may need her spirits lifting after the birth, even if she is breast feeding. Relax in a warm bath after your baby has settled for the evening.
(If your baby is not settling at all and seems to constantly cry, then I suggest that you consult with a Chiropractor who treats babies, to see if they have any misalignments that need addressing. It is not normal for a new born baby to cry all the time. Crying is a signal that something needs addressing, which will normally respond to Chiropractic treatment and does not require medication.)
For those that do not have to consider a young baby, it is suitable for putting in a burner too, or using in a blend of massage oil or body lotion. I like to add it to my shower gel on the days that I need a “wake me up shower”.
To purchase this and other essential oils in the UK.