Sweet Orange oil is a member of the Rutaceae family. This oil has a sweet, fresh-fruity scent and is classed as a top note. Orange blends well with camphoraceous, citrus, herby, floral, minty, spicy and woodsy oils.
Orange contains antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and bactericidal properties. The addition of the uplifting aroma it possesses makes it great for cleaning and enhancing one’s mood.
Orange has been a symbol of innocence and fertility. The Arabic ‘Narandj’ is the rootword for Orange and it is possible that the Crusaders, along with many other spoils, brought the fruit to Europe. Certainly it was known in England around the 16th Century. The orange travelled to California on the boats carrying the early missionaries where an important industry now exists. The oil is used in perfume and food industries.
The essential oils is a beautiful, light and refreshing citrus oil. It comes from the fresh fruit peel and has a sweet fruity fresh aroma.
Sweet orange is helpful for anxiety, depression and emotional exhaustion. It is comforting and warming to the spirit. So it is a lovely oil to add to your diffuser or oil burner. It also helps with the formation of collagen, vital for growth and repair of body tissues, so fantastic for our skin, and together with its relaxing nature seems to be effective with painful and sore muscles as well as rickety bones.
Sweet Orange’s key properties are: Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Antidepressant, Antitumoral, Anticoagulant, Carminative, Circulatory Stimulant, Digestive, Febrifuge, Relaxant, Sedative, Stomachic & Tonic
Safety Data: Prolonged use and high dosage may irritate sensitive skin and there is a chance of phototoxicity as well.
Use during Pregnancy: Use in low dilutions.