Cold pressed Bitter Orange oil is mobile liquid of dark yellow to
olive-yellow or pale brownish yellow color. The odor is very peculiar,
fresh and yet 'bitter' in the sense of 'dry,' but with a rich and
lasting, sweet undertone.
This season I absolutely craved this wonderful oil. Maybe due to all
the rain we had and no sunshine, however, this oil just made me smile
and lifted my spirits!
There are notes that which remind one of bergamot, grapefruit and
sweet orange, but overall, the odor is distinctly different from that of
other citrus oils. It is a different type of freshness, a peculiar
floral undertone which occasionally shows indolic notes and a
comparatively good intensity.
Bitter Orange oil is used extensively in flavors where it forms the
main ingredient in the 'orange sec' or 'triple sec' liqueur flavors.
For perfumes, the Bitter Orange oil finds use among the other citrus
oils in all types of colognes, chypres, fresh fragrances, topnotes,
aldehydic citrus bases, etc.
Blends excellently with Lavendin and Lavender, Rosemary, Clary sage,
Oakmoss and Labdanum, Linalool and linalyl propionate, etc. Olibanum
Resinoid is an excellent fixative for the volatile Bitter Orange oil.
Skin sensitization if oxidized, Phototoxic (low risk).
If applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must NOT be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
Maximum dermal use level:
External use ONLY!
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.
Store away from heat and light.
Per Robert Tisserand: Because of its (+) –limonene content we recommend that oxidation of bitter orange oil is avoided by storage In a dark, airtight container in the
S. Arctander ~ Perfume and Flavors Materials of Natural Origin
R. Tisserand ~ Essential Oil Safety