Bitter Orange essential oil is expressed from the fruit peel of Citrus Aurantium (Seville orange) tree, native to Asia, and offers various skin and health benefits.
One of the main benefits of bitter orange is its cleansing capability. It cleanses dirt, oily and impurities from the skin, calming and balancing — yet it doesn’t strip the skin as can some harsh over-the-counter synthetic formulas.
This oil is useful for acneic, oily, and problem skin.
Bitter orange is high in vitamin C (a precursor to collagen) and also provides some calcium and vitamin A, making it essential for skin integrity and repairs. After using a formula with bitter orange, skin feels balanced, refreshed, and ready for moisturization.
Research shows Bitter Orange oil to be effective for addressing several bacterial skin issues and speed its healing.
The peel, flower, leaf, fruit, and fruit juice of the Bitter orange tree are used to make medicine and cosmetic preparations. Used in Aromatherapy, along with Neroli essential oil (which comes from the blossoms of bitter orange) might improve negative emotions.
Warning: Not for internal consumption. Topical application only advised. This oil can make skin more sensitive to UV rays, so the use of sunscreen/sun protection is advised after applying Bitter orange extracts on skin.
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