Botanical Name : Citrus sinensis
Common Method of Extraction : Cold Pressed/Expressed
Plant Part Typically Used : Citrus Rind (Peel)
Color : Greenish Orange
Consistency : Thin
Perfumery Note : Top
Strength of Initial Aroma : Medium - Strong
Aromatic Description : Citrusy, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is most often referred to simply as Orange Oil.
With its versatility, affordability and wonderfully uplifting aroma, Orange Oil is one of the most popular of essential oils within aromatherapy. The aroma of Orange Oil is
cheerful and helps to improve the aroma of a stale-smelling or smoky room. (Lemon is even better for diffusing in smoky rooms). Orange Oil has become a popular ingredient
within a wide assortment of natural (and some not-so-natural) household cleaning products. I often add a few drops when I clean the floor, but I always recommend being careful
when trying essential oils on surfaces for the first time, and only use a few drops.
Some people can't tolerate citrus essential oils (or are even allergic), so be prudent when diffusing Orange Oil around others, but overall, Sweet Orange Oil is a winner with
children and adults alike.
Unlike most essential oils that are extracted using steam distillation, most citrus oils including Orange Oil are extracted by cold pressing the rinds of the orange. You will
sometimes find a steam distilled variety on the market, but it is fairly uncommon. When you have peeled an orange, have you ever noticed tiny droplets spray from the peel
(not the fruit segments) and noticed a burst of orange aroma at the same time? What you noticing is the essential oil that lives in the rind escaping as you peel the fruit.
The next time that you peel an orange (or other citrus fruit), try pressing a portion of the rind between your fingers, and you should be able to smell the intense aroma
of the essential oil escaping the rind.
Benefits, Uses & precautions:
Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.
Highly magnetic oil which attracts men when used as a perfume by women.
It is added to incense and burned in voodoo services to bring harmony and power to the room.