Citrus aurantium var. amara
Botanical name: 
Citrus aurantium var. amara

Soothing, calming and releasing

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Country of origin: 
France, Morocco, Egypt
Part of plant used: 
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Other florals and green oils.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Floral and sweet citrus combined.
Plant description: 
Evergreen tree with dark green leaves, white flowers and orange fruit. The tree produces 3 essential oils, Neroli from the flowers, Petitgrain from the leaves and twigs, and Bitter Orange from the fruit peel.
Historical use: 
An original ingredient of Eau de Cologne, white Neroli flowers are traditional at weddings.