Orange essential oil makes an excellent addition to your homemade cleaning supplies. The benefits of Orange were first discovered by the Chinese centuries ago and have remained a vital part of Chinese culture. Traditionally Orange was used to support healthy digestion, and bring good luck! The health benefits of Orange essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, and sedative substance.
Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
Plant part: Peels
Extraction method: Cold press
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.
Common uses: Sweet Orange Essential Oil is very much like bitter orange in its applications. Properties are as follows: anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress.
Strength of aroma: Medium to strong
Blends well with: Orange Sweet essential oil blends well with Lavender, Bergamot, Rosewood, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood and spicy oils such as Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove
Aromatic scent: Sweet Orange 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 Bitter Orange.