Botanical Name - Citrus aurantium
Also known as - Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange
Aroma - Rich, citrus, slightly bitter aroma, like Marmalade!
Extraction - Cold expression
Part of Plant - Peel
Country of Origin - Mexico
Storage - Store in a cool dark area to keep fresh
Chemical Constituents - D-Limonene, β-Myrcene, α-Pinene
Caution - Avoid sunlight and sunbeds for at least 12 hours after use on the skin. Phototoxic.
Uses - Calming, stomachic and astringent. Supports the digestive system. Good in skin care, particularly for oily and acne prone skin.
The scent of Bitter Orange is cross between the sweetness of Sweet Orange and the bitterness of Grapefruit. The resultant scent is fresh and uplifting and much much fruitier than standard Sweet Orange. Bitter Orange is derived from the same tree as Neroli and Petitgrain and therefore shares many of Neroli's therapeutic properties.
Mind & Spirit - Helpful in soothing strong emotions
We also offer - Sweet Orange and Blood Orange. Take a look at our useful guide 'What's The Difference?'
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.