Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Ingredients: Pure essential oil of citrus aurantium
Usage: For external use only
Precautions: Bitter orange oil may be moderately phototoxic for 12 hours when used topically. Do not apply undiluted essential oils or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver disease, cancer, or any other medical problem, only use essential oils under the guidance of a qualified health care practitioner.
Note: Our essential oil bottles do not come with reducer tops to control drops. Our high-quality essential oils are pure and non-diluted. Pure essential oils can be highly corrosive to lower density plastic (LDPE) which is what most orifice reducers are made from.
Habitat: The bitter orange tree is a small evergreen that typically reaches a height of 10 feet in cultivation but may reach up to 20 feet when growing in the wild. It has a smooth brown trunk, stout branches and flexible green twigs with rather blunt thorns, and a more erect stature and compact crown than that of the sweet orange tree (Citrus sinensis). The fruits of Citrus aurantium are round or oval measuring 7-8 centimeters across, with a thick, heavily pitted peel that turns from yellow-golden to orange red on maturity. It comprises of 10 to 12 segments with a strongly acid pulp and numerous seeds, and like all citrus fruits the essential oil glands are found in tiny pits located within the peel.
Aroma: Fresh, tart and citrusy. On the emotional system bitter orange essential oil is uplifting and energizing for the body yet calming to the mind and emotions. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an aid to meditation, and this is perhaps why it can be extremely helpful in easing stress and anxiety. Diffusing bitter orange oil is said to help dispel irritability and frustration for both adults and children alike!
Affinities: The digestive system; Gently massaging your stomach with 2 drops of bitter orange oil blended with sesame oil can help support the entire process of digestion. You can also add 2 drops of this oil to your bathtub to help with digestive ailments.
Folklore: The bitter variety was the first orange to be introduced to the New World, finding its way to Mexico in 1568 and South America later in 1587. The sweet variety was unknown throughout Europe until it was introduced from India by Portuguese traders, eventually becoming the more popular choice.
Words of wisdom: Bitter Orange Essential Oil is photo-toxic. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use caution when using oils with children and pets. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, during pregnancy, or if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
“Bitter Orange Essential Oil.” Quinessence, Mar. 2019, www.quinessence.com/blog/bitter-orange-essential-oil
Tisserand, Robert, and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
*This statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent a disease.
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