Bergamot has a green, light citrus/floral note, fruity and warm. Encouraging and balancing to the spirit, bergamot combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety. Bergamot is reputed to strengthen the immune system. It’s the flavoring in Earl Grey tea.
Some authorities recommend bergamot as a treatment for herpes, shingles, eczema and psoriasis, although much care must be used when applying to the skin, due to the risk of photosensitivity.
It mixes well with other citrus oils, as well as other florals, such as rose or neroli, geranium, and YlangYlang.
WARNING: Never apply bergamot to skin that will be exposed to the sun.