Ever wonder what Bergamot is? It is in the ingredient list for many natural, organic beauty products, so you may want to know what it is and what it contributes to the overall effect. Bergamot is an American herb that was once widely used by native Americans. It was introduced to the early colonists by the Oswego Indians, and Oswego tea was made by colonists during the time of the Boston Tea Party. The dark pink, red and purple flowers smell pleasantly of oranges.