Oranges are used extensively in Chinese medicine. The Romans drank orange-flower water after orgies in the hope it would reduce hangovers. Orange has been used to boost the immune system and fight colds due to it’s high levels of vitamin C.
Source: Citrus aurantium dulcis is produced in Brazil and Portugal.
Extraction: Organic Sweet Orange essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh fruit peel of the sweet orange tree.
Aroma: Sweet, sugary, and citrus.
Fragrance note: Top.
Properties: Organic Sweet Orange essential oil is almost 90 per cent limonene, which is why it refreshes and stimulates while at the same time leaving you relaxed.
It is a good skin rejuvenator as it contains vitamins A, B and C. Use it for sun exposed skin, wrinkles or a dull, sallow complexion.
In aromatherapy it is excellent for calming children, or energising anyone who is lethargic or over-tired.
Uses: Massage, baths, inhalation, vaporization, poultice, compress and may be added to base emollients.
Organic Sweet Orange essential oil is useful for massage when you need to relax after a hard day but still need the energy to go out that night, or for any facial massage.
It makes an excellent body moisturiser, and, added to the bath, calms fractious children.
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, May Chang, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Organic Sweet Orange essential oil should be used in moderation as it may irritate the skin, especially if it is exposed to sunshine after application.
Store in a cool, dark place.