Description: Sweet Orange is "…an evergreen tree, smaller than the bitter variety, less hardy with fewer or no spines. The fruit has a sweet pulp and non-bitter membranes. The oil is "…yellowy-orange or dark orange mobile liquid" (The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 122. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia).
Cultivation: Certified USDA organic
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Fragrance: "sweet, fresh-fruity scent" (The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 122. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia).
Part of Plant: rind
Extraction process: cold-pressed
Suggested Use: Use in a diffuser or dilute in a vegetable or massage oil. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed. says, "Tested at 8% or 100% on two panels of 25 volunteers it was not irritating. Tested at 8% on 25 volunteers it was not sensitizing" (p. 372. Reprinted by permission of author).
Application: Sweet Orange has been used to "increase bronchial secretion…quench thirst, and [is] stomachic (increases appetite or assists digestion) and carminative (relieves flatulence)" (Tisserand, R. The Art of Aromatherapy. p. 189. Reprinted by permission of author).
Caution: Possible skin sensitivity if oxidized (see topic on sensitivity in the section of this website "How to Use Essential Oils"). To avoid oxidization, keep in a dark container in the refrigerator. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Keep out of reach of children and away from eye area.
Blends well with: lavender, neroli, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, and spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.
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GCMS Sheet 1123
GCMS Sheet 1156