Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
A cold pressed oil from the peel of the fruit with a sweet citrus aroma. The uplifting scent is often found to be invigorating to the body and calming to the mind. Sweet orange makes a great addition to many blends providing a top note sweetness.
Benefits - anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, chemopreventive benefits
Topical - may be used in topical skin applications, such as lotions in low dilutions ( 1-2%)
*Distilled sweet orange is shown to be phototoxic, which means it should not be applied to the skin before sun exposure. There is no evidence showing the expressed sweet orange is phototoxic, although it still contains the same compounds.
Diffusion - use singularly or combined with other oils for it’s fresh uplifting aroma. During times of illness or gatherings orange can be combine with other citrus oils to make a air purifying blend due to its antimicrobial properties. This doubles as a mood boosting, and mind calming blend
Caution - topical application of orange oil can cause dermatitis. Orange essential oil has an extremely short shelf life for the oil–typically 6-12 months.
** Not to be confused with bitter orange or wild orange.
Blends well with: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang