From the peels of the bitter orange, Citrus aurantium, an essential oil with energizing , tonic and antiseptic properties is obtained. The essential oil has a photosensitizing effect, for this reason avoid it before sun exposure or sunlamps.
Aphtae, inflammations of the gums
In case of inflammations of the gums, aphtae, stomatitis you can gargle by adding two drops of bitter orange essential oil to a glass of warm water.
Acne, eczema, dull skin, wrinkles
Bitter orange essential oil gives benefit to dull skin, skin irritations but has also an anti-wrinkle action. You can add two drops of bitter orange essential oil to the face cream, apply in the evening.
Water retention, cellulite
Mix a tablespoon of olive oil and three drops of essential oil and massage the part.
Fear, mild depression, anxiety, tiredness
Bitter orange essential oil has an energizing and tonic action, it has also a calming action in case of fears and results helpful in case of mild depression. Bitter orange brings serenity and happiness. You can diffuse in the room, 1 drop each square meter with an oil burner, but you can also massage the part between the belly button and the breastbone by mixing a tablespoon of sweet almond oil, or other vegetable oil, and three drops of bitter orange essential oil.