The leaves of the Bitter Orange tree are used. It's used as a tonic for oily hair and skin and to reduce perspiration. As a massage additive it relaxes muscles spasms and eases inflammation of the joints. It acts as a general stimulant to the immune system. It can be used as an inhalant for all respiratory infections. The scent is balancing, refreshing and helps achieve clarity. Used in perfumery.
Citrus trees are pruned annually. The leaves and tiny new fruits 'petit grain' are distilled to produce this essential oil used in eau de cologne.
Use care when using topically as it can be phototoxic. All citrus peel oils increase UV absorption.
  • Citrus Aurantium  
  • France 
  • Steam Distilled