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: Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh and Nutmeg and Clove Bud.
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. The three which are widely cultivated today are the
Moro, Toracco, and Sanguinello.
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; May cause skin
irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use.
Contact with eyes should be avoided.