Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet orange essential oil is extracted from the plant with the botanical name Citrus sinensis.
Sweet orange is native to China and now cultivated extensively in America.
You may have seen furniture polishes with orange oil in them.
Orange oil is also used in liqueurs and as a food flavouring.
What does sweet orange essential oil smell like?
Sweet, fruity and tangy.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The peel from the orange fruit.
Where has sweet orange essential oil been sourced from?
This particular organic sweet orange oil originates from Italy.
How is sweet orange essential oil extracted?
As the oil extracts are enclosed deep inside the peel of the orange, sweet orange essential oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fresh rind of the ripened fruit.
The fruit is cut lengthwise, the pulp is removed, and the rind is then soaked in water in order to make it soft and pliable.
What other oils blend well with sweet orange essential oil?
Sweet orange essential oil blends well with bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, marjoram, may chang, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosewood and sandalwood.
How can I benefit from sweet orange essential oil?
Everybody loves the citrus smell of an orange and your vital organs are no different.
Use it to treat palpitations or in a steam inhaler for bronchitis.
Sweet orange is a mood uplifting oil, beneficial for reducing stress and tension.
It can promote a restful night’s sleep.
This essential oil also helps with bronchial coughs, colds, flu and cleanses oily skin.
Sweet orange oil can be used in skin care and is particularly good for dry skin, dermatitis and wrinkles. Through its uplifting qualities it is useful to use in times of fear, anxiety and stress.
It is helpful in alleviating respiratory conditions.
Other properties include helping with gastric complaints like diarrhoea and constipation.
It has a purifying effect on the body and has also been indicated as anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory and as an anti-coagulant.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Like all citrus essential oils, it can have a phototoxic effect so those using it should not have direct contact with the sun.