Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Processing Method: Cold Pressed
Description / Color / Consistency: A light, oily orange to reddish-orange liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Blood Orange (Sicily) essential oil has a warm, fresh citrus scent that is tangy. It is a middle note of medium aroma.
Blends With: Lemon, Lavender, Clary Sage, Clove and Nutmeg
Product Abstract: Citrus sinensis is a middle-sized evergreen tree, covered with bark of a greenish-brown color, having auxiliary spines on the branches. The leaves are alternate, ovate-oblong, acute, shining green, the stalk more or less winged. The blood orange has streaks of red in the fruit, and when squeezed the juice is often reddish. Its red pigment, anthocyanin, is an antioxidant that is rare in the rest of the citrus family. A recently hybridized orange, it was cultivated in China and the southern Mediterranean in the early 18th century.
Cautions: Blood Orange Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use
IMPORTANT: These oils are for external use only. This information is for education use only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. They should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please keep out of reach of children and pets.