Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil
The essential oil is expressed (or sometimes steam-distilled) from the peel of the nearly ripe fruit of the sweet orange tree (Citrus sinensis). This tree, which is smaller than the bitter orange tree, is thought to have originated from the southwest China-Burma border but is now grown throughout the world. Approximately 50 oranges produce 1 oz of Sweet Orange essential oil. Orange (Sweet) essential oil is known as the ‘smiley oil’ and can help encourage feelings of happiness and warmth.
It is a mentally and physically uplifting oil that is helpful for overwork and lifestyle pressure. This beautifully fragrant aromatherapy oil is also beneficial for the immune system, the lymphatic system and for settling digestive upsets.
Species: Citrus sinensis
Plant family: Rutaceae
Extraction method: Cold pressed
Safety Note: Non toxic. Spot test first on sensitive skin. Do not apply to skin before exposure to prolonged sunlight.
Skin: Orange (Sweet) essential oil has a balancing, tonic effect on the skin and can help to support collagen formation. It can also help to detoxify congested complexions. Particularly beneficial for acne or blemish prone skin, mature, dry and irritated skin and dermatitis.
Mind: Sweet Orange essential oil is a cheery and uplifting oil that can be beneficial for anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. It is gentle enough to use on children and can help them get to sleep at night.
Body: Orange (Sweet) essential oil is beneficial for the immune system and can help with colds and flu. It also stimulates the lymphatic system which helps the body to eliminate toxins. As a digestive stimulant and mild antispasmodic it can also be helpful for digestive problems and cramps.
Blends well with: Other citruses and spices, also Neroli, Sandalwood, Geranium and Frankincense essential oils.
Allergen Listings: Citral 0.1%, Limonene 95%, Linalool 0.4%.