Bitter Orange Oil

bitter orange

Bitter orange oil….Bitter orange is often used as grafting stock for other citrus trees, including the sweet orange.

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 - Mediterranean, USA, West Indies, Brazil

Traditional Use - This oil has been used in many applications for the digestive system. It's extensively used as a flavoring material, especially in liqueurs and soft drinks.

Properties - Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, stimulant, stomachic.

Benefits - Bronchitis, colds, constipation, dull and oily complexions, flu, flatulence, nervous tension, palpitations, poor circulation, slow digestion, spasm, and water retention. Bitter orange may be added to a base oil and rubbed on the abdomen in a clockwise direction to ease digestion problems.

Blends Well With - Citrus oils, clary sage, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, spicy oils.

Safety Data - Bitter orange oil may cause skin irritation or sensitivity. This oil is phototoxic, so avoid with prolonged sun exposure.

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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