Sweet Orange essential oil, Citrus sinensis, cold-pressed from the peels of the fruit, has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. There is also a Bitter Orange essential oil (Citrus aurantium). While sweet orange oil smells like a sweet, fresh orange, bitter orange oil has a more woody and sour scent.
With an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Orange essential oil has been highly sought after for centuries because of its potent antioxidant and immunity-boosting effects. The folk remedies of the Mediterranean region as well as India, and China used Orange Oil to relieve colds, coughs, chronic fatigue, depression, flu, odors, poor circulation, and skin infections.
A great skin tonic, Orange oil helps stimulate microcirculation, diminish the appearance of pores and ease irritated skin conditions. The oil helps improve the appearance and texture of dull skin by promoting clarity, radiance, and smoothness. It has anti-bacterial, astringent, and cleansing properties and balances skin oil production to help with acne-prone skin.
When used in massage oil, Sweet Orange helps to increase blood flow which may ease the discomfort associated with inflammation and headaches. It is believed to also soothe both muscle and joint pain.
In hair care, citrus oil helps balance the production of sebum. They refresh, invigorate, and cleanse the scalp. Orange essential oil may help decrease scalp bacteria, and reduce dandruff and itchiness by restoring moisture.
Aromatherapy Properties: The scent of Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a cheerful and uplifting yet simultaneously relaxing and calming effect. It brightens and warms your mood, calms, eases anxiety, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress, anger, and sadness.
Orange Oil can enhance the quality of sleep and help ease headaches. Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy and thus cause feelings of joy and happiness. The lovely scent is a great choice for room sprays, diffusers, and potpourri.
Often called the "sunshine scents," it is no surprise that the scent of citrus oils can help reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability and ease stress and depression.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.