Orange

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Botanical name:

Citrus sinensis

Origin:

Brazil, Greece, Italy, South Africa, South America, United States

Method of extraction:

Cold pressed or expressed. It can be steam distilled but it’s rare.

Color:

Pale orange to pale yellow

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Rind (fruit peel)

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Citrus

 

Blends well with:

Angelica root, anise star, bergamot, cajeput, clove bud, coriander seed, eucalyptus, fir needle, frankincense, geranium, jasmine absolute, laural leaf, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, rosewood, sandalwwod, vanilla, ylang ylang

 

Therapeutic uses:

Orange has a calming aroma that helps with anxiety.  It is uplifting and helps to fight fatigue.

As a topical treatment it has anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

It works really well as a disinfectant in cleaners.

It’s great as a perfume in room sprays because it combats smoky, stale odors.

 

Safety:

Orange essential oil can be irritating to sensitive skin

Some folks are allergic to citrus.

Sweet orange oil is not phototoxic but bitter orange essential oil is phototoxic

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

3 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

Sweet orange oil is often just called orange oil.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments