Bergamot has many health benefits, including being an antidepressant and stimulant, as the scent can lift mood and boost the feeling of wellbeing and relaxation. It can help boost circulation and even out metabolic rate, so it is an all-round re-balancer. It is also a natural antibiotic and disinfectant as properties of Bergamot essential oil inhibit germ and infection growth, thus promoting healthy skin. It has also been shown to help reduce the appearance of scars and other skin pigments. It can also help relieve respiratory congestion and mucous, so the steam from the bath, coupled with the bergamot may help clear airways.
WARNING: Bergamot oil can cause photosensitivity when it’s on the skin. Please be careful if you expose your skin to sunlight straight after a bath, if you have used Bergamot scent bags. Like all essential oils, to be safe, you should avoid using Bergamot essential oil during the early stages of pregnancy.