Blood Orange Essential Oil (Citrus × aurantium)


Blood Orange may also be referred to as Orange, Sweet Orange, Navel Orange. It is typically processed using cold pressed/expressed as a method for extracting oil from the citrus rind (peel).


The blood orange is an intriguing variety of sweet orange, and it shares the same botanical name,Citrus sinensis. The blood orange is named as such because its fruit segments are blood red in color.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Blood Orange Essential Oil smells similar to Sweet Orange Essential Oil, however Blood Orange Oil is slightly tarter and has a more complex aroma.
  • Common Name(s): Orange, Sweet Orange, Navel Orange
  • Botanical Family: Rutaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Citrus
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium-Strong
  • Color: Ranges from Pale Yellow - Orangish
  • Indigenous Country: South Africa
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Cold Pressed/Expressed
  • Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
  • Shelf Life: 3 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Anxiety Colds Depression Flu Influenza Muscular Inflammation Scabies Stress

Therapeutic Benefits of Blood Orange:

Anti-anxiety Anti-depressant Anti-inflammatory Relaxant

Other Uses for Blood Orange:

Hair Care

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Blood Orange:

Please refer to the profile forSweet Orange Essential Oil.

Safety Precautions for Blood Orange:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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