Orange Bitter (Sicily) Essential Oil

Orange Bitter (Sicily) Essential Oil
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Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium

Main Constituents:
d-Limonene: 90%

Plant Part: Fruit Peel

Origin: Italy

Processing Method: Cold Pressed

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, yellowish to orange liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Orange Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, with some bitter notes similar to grapefruit.

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

Product Abstract: The Bitter Orange tree is an evergreen that grows up to 30 feet high with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. The essential oil is produced by cold pressing of the peel. The Bitter Orange is native to southern China and North-Eastern India. Both the Bitter Orange and edible orange trees bear a great resemblance to each other, but their leaf stalks show a noticeable difference. The Bitter Orange is much broader in the shape of a heart.

Cautions: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

NOTICE: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
Smells juicy and natural, really lovely! Not bitter at all, although just a touch more "green" than the orange sweet dark. (Which ironically has more of a bitter peel note to it.) This is an incredibly versatile citrus oil, you'll want to add it to everything!

By: Amanda, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
Not at all bitter. Just fresh & crisp & true orange. Helps me wake up in the morning. Great in cleaning products & in linen spray. I am happy with every product I have purchased from ND.

By: Sarah, Hailey, Idaho
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
This is a very nice orange scent. Doesn't smell bitter. I like this even more than orange sweet 5 fold. I mix with petitgrain for a very nice Neroli like scent.

By: Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009


Rating: Star
Outstanding true orange scent. I added a few drops to Mango Madness FO to make a unique clean smelling air freshener. It stepped down the sweetness in the FO.

By: David, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2008


Rating: Star
Not too different from Orange Sweet. A wonderful orange scent. Very uplifting.

By: Lynda, Birmingham, Alabama
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2008


Rating: Star
Get the Orange Bitter and mix it with Patchouli Dark it smells so great ! Even to people who thought they didn't like Patchouli ! I put about 8 drops of Orange Bitter to 1 drop of Patchouli Dark and everyone has loved it !!

By: Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
This is for sure, by far, the best Orange eo I've ever smelled. I can't wait to try NewDirections other orange scents! As for the name Bitter Orange, it doesn't really have a bitterness to it, it's more sweet and refreshing,so don't let the word bitter fool you-I think tis is a scent everyone would love.

By: Annmarie, Tempe, Arizona
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
This is my favorite orange scent. I love the combination of sweet with the zing of peel--I find this more stimulating and uplifting than the other sweet orange oils (though they're also lovely).

By: Judith, Reisterstown, Maryland
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Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
My wife loves the smell of citrus fruits. When she opens the bottle, the fragrance scents the whole room. At work, she usually puts a couple drops on a tissue to lift her spirits. She is going to use some in the vehicle as an air freshner.

By: Donald, Antioch, Tennessee
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2007


Rating: Star
this is the best orange smell, and certainly not "bitter" at all. i think it would work better in perfumery than sweet orange, but that may be because i dont like scents that are too sweet.

By: Jill, Kansas City, Missouri
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Mar-2007


Rating: Star
I agree with Penny - I do not want the BITTER part of the name fool anyone either - honestly I feel that the Orange Sweet Dark has a more "bitter" scent to it, that having an essence of PEEL - this EO is very rich not as light a fresh although still very ORANGEY Fresh mind you ...it is just deep and rich and very heady for a fruit scent.

By: Joely, Topeka, Kansas
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006


Rating: Star
Beautiful, fragrant, like dipping your nose into a freshly cut orange. Five stars for sure.

By: Pamela, Nashville, Tennessee
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
This oil has a nice smell to it. Don't let the bitter part of the name fool you.

By: Penny, Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2006


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