Orange, Bitter Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Common Method Of Extraction: Cold expressed
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, dry bitter citrus, with woody undertones
Largest Producing Countries: Egypt, USA, and Brazil
Traditional Use: This oil has an affinity with the digestive system.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, stimulant, stomachic
Benefits: Colds, constipation, dull and oily complexions, flu, flatulence, nervous tension, palpitations, poor circulation, slow digestion, water retention. Bitter orange is a good substitute in a blend if you would like to avoid the sweetness found in sweet orange oil.
Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, vetiver
Of Interest: The bitter orange tree is well known for its resistance to disease and is often used as grafting stock for other citrus trees, including the sweet orange.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).