Bitter Orange Essential Oil



Bitter orange oil is prepared from various varieties of bitter oranges available today. This essential oil is made from the fruits of spiny evergreen tree of Citrus aurantium. Oil of Bitter orange is made from cold pressing of peels of sour oranges.


Uses & Benefits:



    • Bitter orange peel is used to improve appetite, and, in surprising contrast, it is also used for weight loss.


    • It is also used in upset stomach, nasal congestion, and chronic fatigue syndrome.


    • As a flavoring agent it can be used in a wide variety of foods, and is used in liqueurs (most notably Triple Sec), desserts, candies, gelatins and puddings.


    • It is also used to cover up the taste of pharmaceuticals, as well as being a key ingredient in marmalade.





Bitter Orange Essential Oil Specification:


Botanical Name:  Citrus aurantium


Common name:   Orange bitter


Origin:   Italy


Mode of Extraction:   Cold pressed


Parts Used:   Fruit peel


Note Classification:   Middle


Appearance:   Yellowish to orange liquid


Organoleptic Properties:  Sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels


Refractive Index at 20 °C:   1.46900 – 1.47800


Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.8450 – 0.8510


Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils


Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.


Blends With: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark and Clove Bud.


Constituents:  Limonene, camphene, myrcene, pinene, cymene, ocimene



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