Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Processing Method: Cold Pressed
Color/Consistency: Blood Orange oil is a reddish-orange colour with a thin consistency.
Product Description: Citrus sinensis is a small tree in the citrus family that originally came from southern China, where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. The tree is small, spiny and typically growing to 7.5 m with a compact crown. The leaves are leathery and evergreen, and range from elliptical to oblong to oval.
Cautions: Blood Orange Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.