Bergamot is uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It also aids with minor feelings of anxiety. It as the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. It is a small tree with smooth, oval leaves and has small round fruit that ripens from green to yellow and has the appearance of an orange.
Christopher Columbus is thought to have brought bergamot from the Canary Islands and introduced it to the Bergamo province of northern Italy. In addition to its wide use in Italian medicine, bergamot has also been used for centuries in the Middle East for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion. Bergamot was used in the first genuine Eau de Cologne.
Bergamot can be found in essential oils, candles, teas, perfumes, soaps, and lotions.