If you like Earl Grey tea, you’re already a fan of Bergamot Oil. The rind from the nearly ripe fruit of the bergamot tree, which is thought to be a hybrid of sour orange and lemon, is used to extract Bergamot Essential Oil used for flavoring the popular tea. While the roots of the Bergamot Tree can be traced back to South East Asia, the tree was more widely cultivated in Southern Italy. In fact, Bergamot gets its name from the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy.
The fruit of the Bergamot is not edible and is cultivated strictly for the production of its essential oil. In addition to its use as a food flavoring agent, Bergamot Oil is used extensively in perfumes because its light citrus scent is uplifting and relaxing and it blends well with other essential oils. In fact, it was a component of the original Eau de Cologne developed in Germany in the 17th century.
Bergamot Oil is often included in essential oil mixtures to reduce stress, energize, and treat depression. The oil is also included in skin care products. Like other citrus oils, Bergamot Oil is faintly astringent and toning. Treat your clients to the uplifting and relaxing benefits of bergamot oil in the treatment protocol below.
Clarifying Detox Treatment
Replenish and soften rough skin with therapeutic salts from the Dead Sea and promote detoxification by extracting pore clogging impurities with organic silts from European fresh water lakes. Then clear the mind with an aromatherapy customized massage lotion featuring Bergamot Essential Oil that will protect and smooth using skin enhancing nutrients.
• Exfoli-Sea Salt Glow 2 oz
• Black Baltic Body Mud 4 oz
• Unscented Hydrating Lotion1 oz
• Bergamot Essential Oil 10 drops
• 9 Warm, Moist Hand Towels
• 3 Rubber Spa Bowls
• 1 Thermal Blanket
• 1 Sheet of Plastic Wrap
1. Place the Exfoli-Sea Salt Glow in a rubber bowl.
2. Place Black Baltic Mud in a rubber bowl.
3. Mix Unscented Hydrating Lotion with 10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil in a rubber bowl.
4. Apply an exfoliation treatment with Exfoli-Sea Salt Glow.*
5. Apply Black Baltic Body Mud in an even layer to each part of the body*, while quickly covering each area with plastic wrap. Cover the client with a towel to keep warm.
6. While standing at the head of the table, pull up all layers of sheets, thermal wrap and blanket, cocooning the client.
7. Allow the client to rest for 15-20 min. This is an ideal time to incorporate an add-on face or foot massage.
8. Remove plastic wrap, removing as much mud as possible with the wrap. Remove remaining mud with warm, moist towels. Be sure to cover exposed damp skin with a bath towel.
9. Perform a finishing treatment with the aromatherapy customized Unscented Hydrating Lotion.