Botanical Name - Citrus Sinensis Plant Part: Fruit Peel * Extraction Method: Cold Pressed * Origin: Italy * Description: Citrus Sinensis is a middle-sized evergreen tree, covered with bark of a greenish-brown color, having auxiliary spines on the branches. The leaves are alternate, ovate-oblong, acute, shining green, the stalk more or less winged. The blood orange has streaks of red in the fruit, and when squeezed the juice is often reddish. * Color: Oily reddish-orange to orange liquid. * Consistency: Light * Note: Middle * Strength of Aroma: Medium * Blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh and Nutmeg and Clove Bud. * History: Also known as Maltese Orange, the fruit originated in India (some say Vietnam) and was called na rangi in Sanskrit. The na rangi or naranja was translated as norange, and in English usage a norange was back-formed into the more acceptable an orange. The same thing happened in French and Italian, but in Spanish it is still naranja. * Cautions: Avoid exposure to sunlight after skin application due to possible photo-toxicity.