SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS):
Orange trees have been the most cultivated tree fruit in the world since 1987. Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for their sweet fruit. The fruit of the orange tree can be eaten fresh, or processed for its juice or fragrant peel. Sweet oranges currently account for approximately 70% of citrus production.
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed/steam distillation
Part Typically Used: Citrus Rind (Peel)
Color: Greenish Orange. Yellow to orange in color
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium – Strong. Citrusy, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.
FOOD / COOKING:
MEDICINE / HEALTH:
Orange uses were first discovered by the Chinese centuries ago and since have remained as a vital part of Chinese medicine.
Dull and oily complexions: Obesity, palpitations, water retention, bronchitis, chills, colds, flu, constipation, dyspepsia, spasm, nervous tension, stress-related conditions. Used to treat Mouth Ulcers. Key qualities: Tonic, refreshing, warming, uplifting, soothing, sedative, somforting.
It is a sunny and radiant oil, bringing happiness and warmth to the mind and helps people to relax and helps children to sleep at night. Orange oil can be used effectively on the immune system, as well as for colds and flu and to eliminate toxins from the body.
As a blended massage oil or added to a bath, it assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins, boost the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.
In Europe orange became famous for assisting with colic, asthma, nervous disorders and heart problems.
Orange essential oil very good for colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress.
BEAUTY / COSMETICS:
When used in a cream or lotion it also assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify a congested skin and although it is a good general skin tonic, it is great for older more mature skin, dealing with dermatitis, as well as acne and soothing a dry irritated skin. The general tonic action seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin.
Use Peels in incense for love, good fortune, divination, balance, healing, harmony, peace, psychic awareness, luck. A highly Solar scent, add essential oil to purification blends.
Used in meditation:
Orange essential oil fits to Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras.