Bitter Orange Essential Oil

Bitter Orange
Citrus aurantium

Evergreen tree that can reach 10 meters in height, the fruits are smaller and darker than sweet orange.
The essential oil of Bitter Orange is obtained by cold pressing of the peels.
The area of origin is the province of Messina.
The perfume, sweet and fruity, brings together both sweet and sour notes.

Amount: 8ml
Origin: Sicily
Cultivation: Spontaneous
Juicing: Sicily
Internal use: Yes

Natural Flavor for Food



Bitter Orange Essential Oil (citrus aurantium) expresses and inspires vitality, gradually dissolving tensions. It has more or less the same functions as theSweet Orange but it is more incisive.

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what science saysThe Ministry of Health recognizes its digestive functions and the regulatory effect of transit
intestinal while also eliminating air.


Health and wellnessIn Aromatherapy, take a few drops dissolved in a spoonful of honey as a febrifuge or to calm headaches.


Diffusion in the airSmelled or diffused in the air, it is useful for dealing with insomnia and relieving tension, it purifies the air as it destroys toxins.


Orange Essential Oil Suitable for soaps

It is suggested by aromatherapists for rinsing the oral cavity in the presence of mouth ulcers, stomatitis and gingivitis; purifies the lymphatic system and is a tonic for blood circulation, to be applied using a carrier oil or a cream on the affected area, it helps to reduce cellulite. Suitably diluted, it counteracts acne, remember that citrus fruits are generally photosensitive so do not expose yourself to the sun during application.

Orange essential oil for digestive system

The essential oil of Bitter Orange is recommended in aromatherapy as an abdominal antispasmodic and to help in case of abdominal cramps; aperitif and digestive; useful in case of constipation.


Use in the kitchen

An excellent friend in the kitchen, we also offer bitter orange essential oil in yours Essentia spray version and inEssentia Blend Bitter Orange and Cinnamon. On our site you will find recipes such as Cocoa pudding, it Venison stew and the Sea bass sashimi, moreover it is an oil often present in the recipes of our flavored oil Painting.

Psychological effectsIn Psycho-aromatherapy it is considered an Essential Oil useful against anxiety and anti-stress.


Suggested uses:

  • Room diffuser: choice between 3 and 6 drops in 100 ml. of water
  • Bath tub: 8/10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt or milk or cream or honey to put in hot water (used to prevent the oil from volatilizing due to the heat)
  • Massages: we recommend diluting 3/5 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of oil via
  • Cosmetic use: add 3/5 drops of essential oil to a spoonful of natural-based moisturizer
  • Food use: we recommend 3/4 drops every 100 gr. of food to be flavored to add at the end of cooking (we suggest always starting from the lowest recommended dose to possibly increase the drops in the future). This essential oil also goes very well in some cocktails.
  • Mouth: 2 drops in a glass of water
Warnings: Do not use in case of chronic diseases, pregnant or breastfeeding.
If in doubt, consult a doctor/naturopath.
This essential oil can sensitize you to sunlight, be careful.


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