Botanical binomial: Citrus sinensis L.
Other names: Sweet Orange, C. aurantium L. var. sinensis L./var dulcis L.
Part of plant used in production: Fruit rinds
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 orangey with 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, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, stomachic, immunity enhancer, circulation booster.|
|Constituents:||Limonene, Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, Sabinene, Octanal, Decanal|
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 curing acne and dermatitis.
Also used for: rejuvenating the skin, eczema, dermatitis, after-sun wrinkles, oily skin; fatigue, menopause, oedema, palpitation, premenstrual tension, stress; obesity, mouth ulcers, colds, flu, bronchitis, constipation, spasms.
|Blends well with:||Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud.|
Much orange oil is obtained as a by-product of the orange juice industry!
One study found that ambient odour of orange oil in dental offices reduced anxiety and improved mood of female patients. Children in this study were also more relaxed and cooperative during their dental visits.
|Safety:||Considered phototoxic in large quantities. Use in blend/dilution only and avoid direct sunlight after usage. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.|