Peaceful Pairings: Orange + Italian Bergamot Citrus Essential Oil

January 11, 2020 | Individual Indulgence, Smart Spa

At ThermaSol we believe that the term self-care means taking care of yourself every day; it doesn’t require a special label. We also understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the daily miasma of life and let it drain you. There’s an antidote to that which has been used for centuries; chromatherapy and aromatherapy. Regardless of what your daily routine consists of, it’s hard to argue that taking care of your health in some form isn’t beneficial.

Orange Chromatherapy

Drawing from the theories of Indian Ayurvedic healers, each color in ThermaSol’s Serenity Light, Sound Rainhead represents one of the seven chakras. The orange, or sacral, chakra is the second chakra and governs the pelvis and lower abdomen. It is associated with emotion and creativity and is tied to the element of water, making its energy characterized by flow and flexibility.

Utilizing orange chromatherapy in your steam shower is thought to evoke joy, creativity and compassion. The color itself symbolizes the sun and can sometimes make us alert and cheerful. Many also believe that orange chromatherapy can be used to treat depression, discontentment and pessimism, which is ideal for starting your day as it will guide you into the right mindset.

Italian Bergamot Citrus Essential Oil

A bergamot fruit is a cross between a sweet lime and an orange. It is most popularly known for its essential oil which is what gives Earl Grey tea its tangy undertone. This lively and zesty essential oil was historically used in Italian folk medicine and Ayurvedic medicine to relieve ailments affecting digestion, skin, and fever. It is also said to have emotional healing properties, as many use its enticing aroma to help reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia.

The Ultimate Pairing

Orange chromatherapy and Italian bergamot citrus essential oil paired with a steam shower is a perfect way to start, or end, your day. Orange’s sun-like color and bergamot’s uplifting fragrance can offer focus for an oncoming day of work, or help reduce anxiety, stress and tension at the end of a particularly arduous day. Either way you look at it, this pairing is most definitely peaceful.

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