Bitter Orange Oil
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.
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