Orange Blossom Absolute
Latin Name: Citrus Aurantium var. Amara
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Our variety comes from the bitter orange tree which is considered within the aromatherapy world as being of higher therapeutic quality. The bitter orange is one of the most versatile trees for producing essential oils. The tree ranges in height from less than 10 ft (3 m) to 30 ft (9 m), has smooth, brown bark, green twigs and evergreen leaves. The highly fragrant flowers, borne singly or in small clusters, are white, slender, with widely-separated petals.
Color: Orange to clear brown liquid
Common Uses: Orange Blossom Absolute has an exquisite and exotic scent. It is a wonderful ingredient in perfumery and a great addition to bath and body formulations.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Chamomile German, Jasmine Sambac, Lavender, Rose Damask, Clary Sage, Ylang-ylang, and Geranium.
Aromatic Scent: Orange Blossom Absolute has a rich, warm, sweet floral fragrance.
History: The orange is native to southeastern Asia. Natives of the South Sea Islands, especially Fiji, Samoa, and Guam, believe the tree to have been brought to their shores in prehistoric times. Arabs are thought to have carried it to Arabia in the 9th Century.
CAUTION: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, have heart disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, or have any medical condition that can be affected by absolutes, essential oils or fragrances, please seek the advice of a health professional before use. Keep away from plastic or polished surfaces. Always dilute to 5% or less before using on the skin.