Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Crude Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: 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.
Color: Oily reddish-orange to orange liquid
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Blood Orange essential oil has a warm, fresh citrus scent, radiant, fruity and tangy.
Cautions: Avoid exposure to sunlight after skin application due to possible photo-toxicity.
Our organically crafted Blood Orange Essential Oil is cold pressed from the red-fleshed rinds of Citrus sinensis fruits, sustainably harvested from wild Italian orchards. Our Blood Orange Oil has a fresh, vibrant fruity-aldehydic, citrus aroma that is sparkly, sweet, and slightly woodsy. Blood Orange is considered a variety of Sweet Orange and shares the same botanical name.
The distinctive dark flesh color of Blood Oranges is due to the plentiful presence of a certain kind of healthful antioxidant pigments called anthocyanins. These antioxidant pigments, though common to many flowers and fruits, are almost exclusively found in just Blood Oranges amongst all citrus fruits. Anthocyanins, however, are odorless, water-soluble flavonoids that do not appear in the essential oil.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Owing to its potent anti-oxidant properties, Blood Orange Essential Oil is an excellent aid for the skin as it can help fight the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines, and reduces the appearance of scars and spots. Blood Orange Oil can also help cleanse away germs and support a happy, healthy immune system. It's antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties make it a popular choice for hand soaps, body and face washes, and DIY household cleaners.
Blood Orange Essential Oil is valued by aromatherapists for its invigorating and yet calming aroma. The essential oil of Blood Orange exhilarates the senses and inspires a positive outlook. It is a very uplifting essential oil that may help with combating situational depression and anxiety.