Orange Essential Oil - Sweet
Botanical binomial: Citrus sinensis L.
Other names: Sweet Orange, C. Aurantium L. var. sinensis L./var dulcis L.
Country of Origin: USA, Brazil
Part of plant used in production: Fruit rind
Methods of production: Cold Pressed
Description: Sweet orange is a popular essential oil, where the rinds of the fruit are cold-pressed.
Characteristics: Deep yellow to orange in colour. Possesses a citrus-like odour reminiscent of the species. Fresh and yet bitter, dry-like with a rich and lasting sweet undertone.
Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, stomachic, immunity enhancer, circulation booster.
Constituents: Limonene, Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, Sabinene, Octanal, Decanal
Uses: Used in various syrups and infusions in the food and beverages industries.
In perfumery, it is commonly blended with other citrus oils to create uplifting scents.
As a detoxifier, it boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia and aids in the maintenance of healthy, smooth and beautiful skin. Along with soothing acne and dermatitis.
Also used for: rejuvenating the skin, eczema, dermatitis, after-sun wrinkles, oily skin, fatigue, menopause, oedema, palpitation, premenstrual tension, stress, mouth ulcers, colds, flu, bronchitis, constipation, spasms.
Safety: Cold pressed Sweet Orange may cause phototoxicity in large quantities. Use in blend/dilution only and avoid direct sunlight after usage. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.