The Bitter Orange tree is an evergreen that grows up to 30 feet high with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. We highly recommend one of our most favorite citrus oils - Bitter Orange.The essential oil is produced by cold pressing of the peel. This is a particularly bright and vivacious oil. As described by Steffen Arctander, its aroma is "fresh and yet 'bitter' in the sense of 'dry', but with a rich and lasting, sweet undertone… overall, the odor is distinctly different from that of other citrus oils. It is a different type of freshness, [with] a peculiar floral undertone. The Bitter Orange is much broader in the shape of a heart. The Bitter Orange is native to southern China and North-Eastern India. Both the Bitter Orange and edible orange trees bear a great resemblance to each other, but their leaf stalks show a noticeable difference.
It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties
Oil Specific:May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic. General:As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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