Latin Name: citrus aurantifolia ssp.
Alternative Name: orange bigarade
Forms Available: essential oil
Orange, Bitter – citrus aurantifolia spp. – Also called Orange Bigarade and Bitter Orange Peel oil. The bitter orange tree is a classic example of a tree from which four different essential oils are produced: neroli from the flowers, petitgrain from the leaves, bitter orange from the rind, and an oil from the juice of the fruit used in food flavoring only. Bitter orange essential oil has a zesty, refreshing, sharp citrus fragrance, is a preferred aroma in menâ€™s toiletries, and is used as a calming component in fresh aroma mixtures. Like all citrus essential oils, this essential oil should last 9 to 12 months when stored in a cool place or even under refrigeration. It is a calming oil and is indicated for nervousness and stress. As with all cold pressed citrus essential oils, thereâ€™s a chance of phototoxicity on skin exposed to the sun. Blends well with cinnamon, coriander, clove, frankincense, jasmine, and lavender.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Bitter orange essential oil is widely used in men’s toiletry products. Bitter orange essential oil may be inhaled for nervous tension and stress. As with all cold pressed citrus essential oils, there’s a chance of phototoxicity on skin exposed to the sun
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