Blood Orange Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Crude Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: Blood Orange essential oil has a warm, fresh citrus scent, radiant, fruity and tangy. More intensely aromatic than the sweet orange we are familiar with, Blood Orange adds a sparkling citrus note to blends. The blood orange has streaks of red in the fruit, and when squeezed the juice is often reddish.
Blends well with lavender, lemon, clary sage, myrrh and spicy oils such as cinnamon and clove.
History: Also known as Maltese Orange, the fruit originated in India (some say Vietnam) and was called na rangi in Sanskrit. The na rangi or naranja was translated as norange, and in English usage a norange was back-formed into the more acceptable an orange. The same thing happened in French and Italian, but in Spanish it is still naranja.
Cautions: No known toxicity. Avoid exposure to sunlight after skin application due to possible photo toxicity.