Bitter orange essential oil has been used in natural skin care products for thousands of years – mainly because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Almost all the parts of the bitter orange tree are used for its calming properties. According to AyurvedicOils.com, essential oil extracted from the leaves and twigs of this tree is known as Petitgrain oil, the oil distilled from the flowers of this tree is the celebrated Neroli oil and the oil extracted from the peel of the bitter orange fruit is called as Bitter orange essential oil.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine used bitter oranges as a natural carminative and tonic for treating dyspepsia. They also used dried bitter oranges in the treatment of diarrhea, ptosis of the anus and uterus, blood in feces and abdominal distention.
The rind of bitter orange fruits were used in Homeopathy for relieving abdominal pain, headache, constipation, digestive disorders, weight loss and high blood pressure. Due to the presence of the active ingredient synephrine, bitter oranges are used in herbal medicinal system as an appetite suppressant and as a stimulant.
The Brazilian folklore medicine used bitter orange and its oil in treating insomnia and anxiety. The ancient Europeans used it as a prophylactic and as a sedative for curing nervous problems, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, sore throat and gout.
La Biosthetique Visarome Ridule — Essential Oil Concentrate for Relaxing Skin Care is a concentrated essential oils – including bitter orange — to provide relaxing, calming and soothing care of face and body, especially for dry, irritated and sensitive skin. The skin becomes smoother and calmer. Balances out redness, irritations, tension or stress-related skin reactions.
In the morning and evening, after cleansing (ideally with Clair de Teint Doux and Visalix Doux), every day mix 1 – 5 drops Visarôme Ridulé with approx. 500 ml water. Repeatedly moisten the skin with this mixture.
- Bitter orange oil prevents capillary fragility.
- Bergamot oil is antiseptic.
- Mandarin oil tones.
- Jasmine blossom absolute is anti-irritant.
- Orange blossom absolute balances the skin.
- Rose flower absolute hydrates.