Bitter Orange Essential Oil, 10ml

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cultivated in a healthy environment 100% pure and natural product, without preservatives no alcol without parabens, paraffin, silicones or other petroleum derivatives 100% vegan

Bitter orange essential oil, 100% pure and natural, produced by cold pressing of the fruit peel. Also for food use.

Useful for:

  • Rebalance the nervous system;
  • Anxiety, nervousness, stress, agitation and insomnia;
  • Difficult digestion, abdominal colic;
  • Massages to regenerate the skin;
  • Against excessive sweating.
  • Pack of 10ml
  • Produced in Italy
  • Ingredients: bitter orange essential oil (Citrus aurantuim)
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  • How it was produced: 100% pure and natural essential oil, obtained by cold pressing of the orange peel (Citrus aurantuim). Produced in a completely natural way, without the use of propylene glycol, or other solvents.
  • Type of packaging: 10ml dark pharmaceutical glass container with dropper.
  • Usable for: internal use, air diffusion, inhalation, application on the skin and on the hair, others (see "other applications").
  • Contraindicated: to pregnant and breastfeeding women, to children under 3 years old and to people allergic to orange.

What is it used for?

The bitter orange essential oil, as in the case of all citrus fruits, is known for its sedative and soothing properties of the nervous system, as well as for driving away bad thoughts and keep your spirit up. For this reason, it is recommended to people down tone or in a state of depression.

It also has digestive and spasmolytic properties and is a purifier and antioxidant for the skin, very useful against excessive sweating and skin blemishes.

These are the main applications of the bitter orange essential oil:

  • Anxiety, stress and insomnia: hot baths, or a few drops in the air diffuser, or inhaling a tissue to which a drop of essential oil has been added;
  • Depression, bad mood: a few drops to add to the air diffuser to vaporize in the home or work environment;
  • Colic and abdominal pain: for internal use and by a massage on the painful area;
  • Difficult digestion: for internal use;
  • Painful menstruation: for internal use and by a massage on the painful area;
  • Regenerating skin: applications on the skin by a massage (diluted in oil/creams);
  • Excessive sweating: applications on the skin by a massage (diluted in oil/creams).

Use Advice

1. Applications on the skin through massages

The bitter orange essential oil should never be used pure on the skin, but should be diluted in a fatty substance, such as vegetable oils (olive oil, sunflower oil, almonds, etc.), macerated oils, and creams.

Mixed with vegetable oil (or with a cream) the recommended dilution is:

  • for children: 4 drops of essential oil for a tablespoon of vegetable oil/cream;
  • for adults: 6 drops of essential oil for a tablespoon of vegetable oil/cream.

An excellent combination to stretch the contracted muscles is by applying a tablespoon of lavender macerated oil, mixed with 4-6 drops of bitter orange essential oil followed by a massage in the contracted area.

NB: the bitter orange essential oil is photosensitizing, so it should never be used before exposure to the sun, especially during the summer. In this case it may cause burns, blisters, skin spots and other skin irritations.

2. Internal use (ingestion)

The bitter orange essential oil from Erbe di Mauro is certified for food use, so it can also be ingested. However, we recommend taking it carefully because, despite being a natural product, it contains very complex and very concentrated substances, so an excessive dosage could be toxic.

In this regard, before use, we recommend that you ask for advice to a professional (doctor/herbalist /naturopath).

I also remind that essential oils should never be used pure. You can add a drop to a lump of sugar, or a teaspoon of honey, or in water, or in fruit juices. Dosages should never exceed 2-3 drops at a time.

NB: Essential oils for internal use can interfere with many drugs. In this case, always consult an expert before ingestion.

3. Other applications

  • Air diffusion in the environment: from 6 to 10 drops to be added to the water in air diffuser/vaporizer for the environment, or in the pan of the radiator to purify the air, promote breathing and fight unpleasant odors.
  • Inhalation with the handkerchief: add a drop of essential oil to a handkerchief. Breathe in several times during the day.
  • Hot baths: add a tablespoon of baking soda * (or vegetable oil, or milk) to the hot water of the bath, to which 10 drops of essential oil have been added. For a more effective action, after the bath it is advisable to dry well, without rinsing.
  • Footbath: soak your feet (up to the ankles) in a container full of warm water to which a teaspoon of baking soda * (or vegetable oil, or milk), mixed with 4-6 drops of essential oil has been added. Soak for about 15-20 minutes. In the washing machine add 10-15 drops (depending on the intensity of the desired perfume) directly in the bowl, mixed with detergent, or with a bit of bicarbonate. It helps for a good cleaning of the fabrics giving the clothes a pleasant clean smell.

* Essential oils are not soluble in water; while bicarbonate, or alternatively fatty substances (such as vegetable oils, or milk) have indeed the purpose of making them soluble in water.


Expiry: after 5 years, if stored well in the dark, away from sources of heat.


The bitter orange essential oil is photosensitizing, so it should never be applied to the skin before exposing it to the sun. It is contraindicated to pregnant and breastfeeding women, to children under 3 and to those allergic to bitter orange.


Never use pure on the skin or on the mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.

All essential oils naturally contain potentially allergenic molecules such as cinnamaldehyde, citronellol, eugenol, citrus, coumarin, limonene, linalool, geraniol, etc. which can, therefore, trigger allergic reactions. For this reason, we recommend testing them before use, applying 1 drop dissolved in 30 ml of olive oil (or other vegetable oil) on the skin of the forearm and wait 48 hours for the possible occurrence of allergies.

Shipping takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, delivery in 24-48 hours on average to Italy, and 24-48 hours with air shipment, to the rest of Europe.
Shipment on the road to the rest of europe shipping takes place in 72/96 hours.

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rating Ottino
Barbara L. on 07/06/2020 Emana un profumo stupendo
rating Gradevole
Alessandra M. on 07/06/2020 Fragranza gradevolissima, la qualità è sicuramente evidente. L'ho usato ancora poco per poter dare altre specifiche
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SERGIO M. on 06/01/2020 Ottimo contro lo stress
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Sereno m. on 01/04/2019 Buon profumo, ti inebria la stanza, devo dire che ne devo mettere tante gocce per sentirlo, più di quelle indicate.
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Paola P. on 01/02/2019 Un profumo meraviglioso, fragrante e immediatamente attivo sull’umore. Io lo aggiungo anche all’olio per il viso

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