Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: Sweet 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.
Color: Yellowish orange to dark orange liquid.
Common Uses: Properties for Orange Sweet Dark Essential Oil are similar to that of Bitter Orange Oil in its applications. They include being antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress. It differs from regular Orange Sweet in that it is from a first pressing that enhances the therapeutic quality.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Orange Sweet Dark Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell much like the orange peels it is derived from, only more intense and concentrated.
History: There is some argument, but it is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.
Cautions: Some aromatherapists have reported that a small percentage of few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of sweet orange. Orange Essential Oil is considered photo-toxic and exposure to sunlight should be avoided. Do not use if pregnant.