Bitter Orange

If the typical “sweet” orange represents a food of high nutritional interest, bitter orange, although less appreciable in flavor, is a typical ingredient of many cosmetic products. Although it is too bitter to be eaten fresh, the pulp of this citrus fruit is a typical ingredient for the confectionery industry.

Our Essential Oils: Bitter Orange

Product Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Botanical species Citrus aurantium (Linnaeus)
Part usedPeel of fruit
Main essence components Limonene, linalyl acetate, linalool, octanal, decanal
Citrus transformation period January-February
Cultivation Area Sicily