Orange Essential Oil is obtained through the rind and whole ripe fruit of sweet orange.
Aroma: light, warm, sweet, piquant and refreshing.
Obtained from the skin and whole ripe fruit of orange sweet or Chinese – Citrus sinensis (L.) Pers. (Rutacea family) by mechanical pressing without heating.
Origin of the plant: Southeast Asia, the Himalayas.
Distribution of the plant
A sweet orange is known only in culture. It is widely cultivated in Southern Europe (Spain, Italy), Israel, North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco), USA (California, Florida), Mexico, Brazil, Guinea, and a number of other countries in the subtropical and tropical zones.
Orange Essential Oil (Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed) properties: yellow, yellow-brown or orange liquid with a characteristic smell of orange fruit and gentle without bitterness taste of fresh orange slices, it becomes turbid on cooling.
Orange essential oil uses
Warming, adaptogenic, relaxing, regenerating, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, disinfectant, antidepressant, sedative, choleretic, spasmolytic, regenerating, antipyretic.
Orange Essential Oil tones up the nervous system, increases resistance to stress, reduces nervous tension and anxiety, dispels gloomy thoughts, improves mood and performance, eliminates depression. Reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Has spasmolytic and mild choleretic effect, relieves intestinal cramps, improves intestinal motility.
Regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism, promotes weight loss and eliminates toxins from the body. It is believed that the oil is able to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. It improves the metabolism in the gums, eliminates their bleeding, slows down the destructive processes in periodontal disease.
Relieves overexertion of the eye muscles, improves accommodation, increases visual acuity.
A good tonic for the skin. It gives the skin firmness, helps reduce wrinkles. Has a whitening effect. It is considered an effective anitcellulite drug.
Orange oil benefits
Nervous tension and overwork, stress, neurosis, insomnia, depression, fear and anxiety, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, muscle pains, cellulitis, stomach and intestinal cramps, constipation, colds, flu, paradox, eye fatigue, decrease visual acuity, urolithiasis, infected wounds, ulcers, pathetic dryness of the skin, edema.
Used as a perfume in the manufacture of medicines, cosmetics, perfumes. It is widely used in the food industry, production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Orange oil blends well with following oils
Orange oil blends with oils of jasmine, cypress, coriander, cinnamon, lavender, incense, juniper, nutmeg, geranium, rose, rosewood, as well as with neroli and petitgrune oils.
Side effects of orange oil
With prolonged use and a significant dosage, irritation of the sensitive skin, as well as an increase in its photosensitivity, is possible. Do not apply on the skin for less than 1 hour before sunbathing.