Orange Bitter Essential Oil
Orange bitter essential oil has a fresh, dry, orange scent. It helps maintain a healthy digestive system and is uplifting and cheerful.
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
Citrus aurantium var amara
|Citrus bigarde, Seville orange, Sour orange
|Expression of the peel
|Native to the Far East, cultivated in many places (Spain)
|A common fruit tree in the Mediterranean, where the fruit is grown for commercial reasons – alcoholic drinks, sweet flavourings and jam. The essential oil is generally a by-product of the fruit juice making and so care has to be taken to source organically grown trees.
|A dark yellow-amber oil with a fresh, dry, orange scent with floral undertones.
|Bitter – In Chinese medicine the dried herb was used to treat prolapse of the uterus and anus. The peel was used as a tonic and for treating dyspepsia.
Blends well with
|Lavender, other citrus oils, sandalwood, cypress essential oils.
Cautions and comments
|Slightly photosensitising. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Orange is very synergistic when mixed with cypress for visible veins.
Main chemical constituents