Orange, Sweet Essential Oil – Organic
- Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
- Country of Origin: South America
- Plant Part: Rind
- Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: Sweet Orange essential oil is brightly fragrant and refreshingly sweet, uplifting the emotions and the mind and considered to be one of the best all–around oils for the digestive system.
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About The Plant
Sweet Orange is a smaller tree than the bitter orange tree, less hardy and with few or no spines. The fruits are also smaller with a sweet pulp and non-bitter membrane. The orange tree is believed to be a native of the region between the Himalayas and south-western China. It wasn't until the early 16th century that the Portuguese explorers introduced the fruit to Europe. Introduced to the Americas by Columbus, it was primarily grown in the West Indies and Florida. Today the essential oil primarily comes from Israel, Brazil, North America and Australia.
About The Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is the oil produced from the rind of the fruit of the Citrus sinensis tree. Other 'orange' essential oils are from the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium): Petitgrain oil being produced from the leaves, Neroli oil from the blossoms, and Bergamot being pressed from the peels. Sweet Orange essential oil is citrusy and brightly fragrant, lending itself to uplifting the emotions and the mind. Rather than stimulating, the overall effect is calming, and can act as an antidepressant. It is considered warming, cheering, soothing, and may bring balance to the nervous system and emotions. In fact, blending the orange oils together is recommended for aromatic support in relieving tension and anxiety.
The scent of this widely used fruit is synonymous with joy, sunlight and sweetness. Historically, the peels of oranges have been used in Chinese Medicine for a variety of ailments. They remain a vital part of Chinese medicine and are thought to bring good luck. Used in countless products, orange essential oil has made its way into skin care, cleaning, gardening and food markets worldwide.
Improves dull complexions
Cleans the skin
Tones the skin
Encourages cell regeneration
Indicated for: mature skin, cellulite, dry skin, irritations, acne, rough or calloused skin
Decreases blood circulation
Stimulates the digestive system
Increases absorption in the intestines
Promotes normal peristalsis
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Helps maintain healthy function of the gall bladder
Stimulates the lymphatic system
Assists in the tissue–cleaning action of the lymphatic system
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Calms the nervous system
Sweet Orange oil helps to circulate stagnant Qi, especially when it accumulates in the liver, stomach and intestines.
The effects on the emotions and nervous system of sweet orange are said to overlap with those of Neroli. Ideal for those who take life too seriously and forget how to laugh. The oil reduces self–doubt and fears of the unknown and allows one to take on new challenges.
Good for everyone, Sweet Orange oil is especially great for children. They love the fresh scent and benefit most in times of stress and upset tummies.
Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
Orange oil brightens a room and helps to cleanse the air of microbes.
Paramount among orange oil's many beneficent properties is its effect on the mental and emotional systems. Well–known for its uplifting and worry–reducing properties, orange oil carries cheerfulness while simultaneously calms, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant. Its balancing effect on the mind and body, and its warming and joyful qualities benefit people of all ages. Its broad aromatic appeal renders it an excellent choice for diffusing in diverse groups.
Massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
Add to skincare blends for mature skin, cellulite, dry skin, irritations, acne, and rough or calloused skin.
Because of its potential phototoxic effects, it should always be diluted and dermal applications avoided before exposure to sunlight.
For stomach and digestive upset apply orange oil singly in a carrier or in a blend and rub directly onto the stomach.
Orange essential oil has a refreshingly sweet, bright citrus aroma.
Orange oil is lovely to blend with. It goes particularly well with spice oils such as Clove as well as Lavender and Frankincense.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.
Although only the steam distilled variety (which this is not) is known to be photo-sensitizing, one should still test to see if photosensitization of this cold-pressed variety essential oil occur.