Orange, Sweet Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
Part of plant: Zest
Chemical Componants: limonene, myrcene, α-pinene, sabinene
Aroma Character: typical fruit, bright, sweet
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.