Bergamot essential oil, extracted from the peel of the bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia), has a light citrus scent with floral notes that are said to have healing properties. Commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate mood and alleviate stress, bergamot oil is also said to have characteristics similar to grapefruit essential oil in that it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain-relieving), possibly offering some benefit for health issues like skin infections. It may also have some utility for high cholesterol.
Some practitioners add bergamot oil to water for use as a health tonic, while others recommend using it topically or orally. However, it's worth noting that bergamot oil is known to cause side effects and interactions—particularly when used in excess