Orange, bitter,

Orange, bitter, Italy

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Citrus aurantium ssp. amara

Plant Part: zest

Extraction method: cold pressed

Origin: Italy


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Crop type: 
Conventional culture
Yellowish to orange liquid
Characteristic bitter orange citrus odor
Citrus bigarradia, Citrus vulgaris, Citrus aurantium var. aurantium
Citrus aurantium amara (orange) peel oil
Product code: EAC148288

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

This Bitter Orange essential oil is obtained from the zest of the fruits.

It is not really an essential oil but an essence.

The oil extracted from the zest of this very bitter orange is antiseptic, bactericidal, lipotropic and slightly analgesic.

Applied diluted in vegetable oil, it can help reduce cellulite, lipomas and cystic clusters.

Origin of this essential oil

This bitter orange essential oil from Italy is obtained from the zest of fruits.


Applied diluted in vegetable oil, it can help reduce cellulite, lipomas and cystic clusters.

Bitter Orange zest oil is said to be antiseptic, bactericidal, lipotropic and slightly analgesic.

Suggestions for use

  • Cosmetology
  • Care products
  • DIY
  • Aromatherapy


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.
  • Photosensitizing.
  • Do not use in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

More information

Bitter orange or Seville orange or even bigarade is the fruit of the bitter orange tree.

Fruits, leaves, twigs and flowers have pharmaceutical, food and perfumery properties.


The sour orange tree is a tree 3 to 10 meters high, thorny, evergreen, with very fragrant flowers, with edible but bitter fruits, it prefers a hot climate but supports episodic frosts down to −6°C.

The bitter orange tree is said to originate from the Indian subcontinent.

The Arabs introduced it to Syria in 943.

Its cultivation is mentioned in Sicily in 100214, it is present in Al-Andalus in the eleventh century, successively in Malaga, in the Vega of Granada, then the province of Castellón.

Most Andalusian Arab agronomists mention it and describe its cultivation perfectly.

The city of Cordoba in Spain was created to honor a favorite of Caliph Abd al-Rahman III whose white skin reminded him of the delicate, white and sweetly scented flowers of the orange tree that grew abundantly in this region and in his country of origin. 'origin.


You can make jam or candied fruit with the fruit, orange blossom absolute, orange blossom water, neroli essence with the flowers and petitgrain essence or petit grain bitter orange with the twigs.

With the rind of the fruits (the zest) the aromatic essence of bitter orange is made, which is also used in alcoholic preparations (Cointreau, Grand-Marnier, Curaçao...).

The aromatic essence is also used in aromatherapy as a sedative and anxiolytic in massages or intestinal antibacterial in case of intestinal dysbiosis, always under the supervision of a health professional familiar with essential oils.


The aromatic essence presents risks of photosensitization.


Average composition of the aromatic essence of bitter orange zest:

  • Limonene (85-90%), beta-myrcene, decanal, citrals, meranzine, esters (linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, citronellyl acetate)
  • Coumarins, carotenoids, vitamin C, flavanones, citroflavonoids, pectins (in the HE extracted by peel expression)

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The information on this website is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or medical condition. This information has been gathered from a variety of sources and has not been review by Health Canada or a medical professional. Please refer to a qualified health practitioner or medical doctor for any health concerns. ZAYAT AROMA cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this information or our products. See full disclaimer.
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