Bitter Orange essential oil has a fresh, citrus, but also slightly bitter aroma, and is orange/yellow in colour. This oil is extracted by cold pressing the peel of the Seville orange fruit.
Bitter Orange essential oil is considered by many to be slightly more potent that it's Sweet Orange counterpart. It is known for having cleansing, toning and purifying properties and thus is frequently used in skincare.
Its scent is said to have a clarifying effect on the mind and therefore is often used to combat stress.
Botanical Name: Citrus Aurantium