Bergamot essential oil has an uplifting aroma, is excellent for easing breathing difficulties, as an antiseptic for wounds and to relieve abscesses, mouth infections and herpes. Used to stabilise the emotions and as an energising oil, bergamot is uplifting and balancing, helping to alleviate anxiety, depression, fear or listlessness and encouraging a restful night's sleep. In creams or massage oils Bergamot essential oil is widely used for oily skin as well as to reduce acne and eczema. Use in a vaporiser to disperse unwanted odours bergamot also makes a wonderful room spray in times of illness or depression; cleansing, deodorising, and keeping insects away. Bergamot's therapeutic properties include analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, stomachic, calmative, and vulnerary. Aroma: fresh, floral, citrus. Note: bergamot is a photo sensitizer (increases the skin's reaction to sunlight making it more likely to burn) so it should not be used when exposed to sunlight or tanning beds. Avoid during pregnancy.