Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium), also known as sour orange and Seville orange, is a citrus fruit with a multitude of uses.
Although the therapeutic properties action of bitter orange oil are considered to be very similar to sweet orange, but bitter orange appears more potent and often yields better results than the sweet variety. It is effective for the treatment of poor digestion, constipation and clearing congestion of the liver when used in massage blends.
The cleansing, stimulating and toning action of bitter orange essential oil makes it ideal to add to other lymphatic stimulants for treating oedema, cellulite or as part of a detoxification program. Varicose veins and facial thread veins respond well to this essential oil, especially when blended with cypress oil in facial treatments.
On the emotional system bitter orange essential oil is extremely 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 tantrums and frustration for both adults and children alike!
100% pure and natural chemotyped (Citrus aurantium) essential oil obtained by steam distillation of branches and leaves.
Naturally contains: Citral, geraniol, limonene and linalool.