Botanical name: Citrus sinensis dulcis
Limonene: 96.6 %
Country of origin: Brazil
The familiar orange scent makes this one of the world’s most popular oils and the heart of many floral blends. Its gentle, clarifying nature cheers the heart, brightens the mood and is a valuable oil for many ailments.
This luscious-smelling Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the sweet fruit of a Brazilian evergreen that is smaller than the Bitter Orange tree. Its scent of medium strength is used as a middle note in perfumery, while the oil is concentrated and bright, and blends well with other citruses and spices.
Orange Sweet oil contains about 90% limonene, which is in many household cleaners. Because of this, Orange Sweet oil is used as an eco-friendly alternative to many common household cleaners.
Quick and easy recipes:
To alleviate anxiety and insomnia, vaporize 4 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil and 2 drops Myrtle Essential Oil.
Blended with Lavender and used in a car diffuser, it eases the stress of driving; add a drop of Vanilla and watch bored cranky kids turn into back-seat gigglers.
It dissolves adhesives from glass and fabric and assists cleaners in doing their job without negatively impacting the environment.
It is known to promote digestion, ease constipation and increase the absorption of vitamin C. Use as massage oil in the abdominal area.
Orange Sweet Essential oil is shown to promote the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin. It is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin as well as acne-prone skin. It is excellent for rubbing on calluses on the feet.
The D-limonene in Sweet Orange essential oil is an extremely effective insect repellent. Wipe or spray it wherever pests come into your house: cracks, around windows and doors. It can also be safely used in your pantry to repel moths, worms, and ants instead of using poisonous substances.
Orange blends well with: Clary Sage, Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood.
Orange Sweet oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, so is safe for all skin types. It is a sun- safe Citrus Oil. Unlike many other Citrus Oils, it is not phototoxic, so you can use it on your skin even if you are planning to go out in the sun. Use well diluted. For topical application, a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or on medication, consult a health-care practitioner before using.