Essential oils at a glance


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“Revitalizing and calming; good for depression,
    nervous exhaustion”

Latin name: Citrus aurantium

Description of plant: An evergreen tree growing to a height of 10 m, native to Asia, with white, fragrant flowers. The same tree also produces the essential oils bitter orange and neroli

Nature of oil: Pale yellow with a fresh, bitter-sweet aroma (similar to that of neroli but less refined). Uplifting and cooling

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs

Blends well with: Citrus essential oils, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, elemi, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, vetiver

Specific precautions required: Generally regarded as non-irritant, non-sensitizing and non-phototoxic

Stress-relieving properties include: Revitalizing and calming; good for depression, nervous exhaustion and other stress-related disorders, pessimism, confusion, nervous exhaustion

Medical properties include: Antiseptic, antispasmodic


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

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Last updated: 02 January 2017

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