Bergamot This essential oil from the peel of Citrus Bergama fruit is uplifting and refreshing. The aroma is sharp and fresh, used as an anti depressant, anti-anxiety and a good urinary tract anti- septic. It is most valuable for its uplifting effect and is often used in blends for anxiety, depression and tension. Bergamot also works against Herpes Zoster virus and alleviates pain in shingles and chicken pox. It is an excellent antiseptic for acne and is useful for treating oily skins.