Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Description: Orange is derived from an evergreen tree. It is smaller than the bitter orange tree, and less hardy with fewer or no spines. The fruit itself has a sweet pulp with no bitter membrane.
Colour: Yellowish orange to golden brown liquid.
Common Uses: The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties of anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark and Clove Bud.
Aromatic Scent: Orange Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated.
History: It is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.
Caution: This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.