Orange, Sweet Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus sinensis L.
Part of plant: Zest
Aroma Character: Typical fruit, bright, sweet
Blends Well with: Basil, Cinnamon, Black Pepper.
Orange, Sweet Properties: Sedative, analgesic, anti-spasmodic; promotes digestion, purgative, blood purifying, diuretic, stimulates heart and circulation; antiseptic.
Orange, Sweet Indications: Anxiety, neurasthenia, insomnia; digestive complaints, constipation; circulatory weakness; air disinfectant.
Orange, Sweet Main Components: D-limonene, terpinolene, alpha-terpinene, citrale, furocoumarin, carvone, linalool, beta-carotene.
Orange, Sweet Contraindications, side effects: Photosensitizing when applied externally.
Orange Essential Oil is expressed from the zest of the orange fruit; the tree originated in China and today is grown widely in hot climates. It was probably brought to Europe by the Crusaders; later it was taken to California by the early missionaries.
The oil is used in perfume and for food flavouring. It works well on the emotions, lifting gloom and depression and encouraging a hopeful outlook.