The top-note scent of sweet orange oil is fresh, citrusy, fruity, sweet, and light with an odor intensity of only about one out of five. Blending companions include florals, spices, clary sage, and frankincense. For physical usage, this oil is recomm...
The top-note scent of sweet orange oil is fresh, citrusy, fruity, sweet, and light with an odor intensity of only about one out of five. Blending companions include florals, spices, clary sage, and frankincense. For physical usage, this oil is recommended for its antidepressant, sedative, antiseptic, and stimulant properties. In terms of emotional usage, sweet orange oil is uplifting to the spirit, and it increases tolerance, compassion, and joy; it is also used to disperses moodiness. This native of the Far East is extracted by cold expression. Its lively scent is one of the most recognized and utilized of all essential oils.
Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
C. aurantium var. sinensis, C. aurantium var. dulcis
Description and Distribution
An evergreen tree which can grow to a height of 13-33 feet (4.5-10 m), producing an abundance of fragrant white flowers followed by fruit. Since it can take up to a year for the fruit to be formed, there is often blossom and fruit on the tree at the same time. The orange tree is native to China, but is extensively cultivated in many parts of the world. Most of the oil is produced in France, Italy, Israel, Cyprus and the USA.
Cold expression of the skin of the fruit. An inferior essential oil is steam distilled from the fruit pulp, a by-product of orange juice manufacture.
Nature of the Oil
The expressed oil is yellowy-orange. The aroma is sweet and refreshing. The distilled version has a paler yellow hue and lacks the fresh aromatic top notes found in the expressed oil. The odour effect of orange oil (the expressed oil in particular) is uplifting and cheery.
Limonene, citral, citronellal, geraniol, linalol, terpinol. The expressed oil also contains bergapten, auraptenol and acids.
Other citrus essences, clary sage, coriander (and other spices), frankincense, geranium, lavender, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, rosemary.
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All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
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Some reports suggest that both the expressed and distilled oils are phototoxic; other studies indicate otherwise. It appears that the oil extracted from the bitter orange (C. aurantium var. amara) is much more likely to provoke phototoxicity. Nevertheless, it is advisable to err on the side of caution by avoiding skin applications of sweet orange oil shortly before exposure to natural or simulated sunlight. Certainly, the oil can irritate sensitive skin, especially if used in concentrations above 1 per cent. The potential of all citrus oils to cause skin irritation and sensitisation increases once the oil begins to oxidise. Orange essence deteriorates very quickly, so it is best to use it within six months of opening the bottle.
USAGE: Add 1-3 drops of Bianca Rosa® essential oil to every 5 mL (1 tsp.) of carrier oil for massage or skin care needs. Add 5-15 drops (depending on strength desired) to bath water. Add a few drops of oil to a water-filled spray bottle to create a refreshing room spray, or add to diffusers to create warm room scent. CAUTIONS: Always do a test patch when applying oils to the skin (particularly citrus oils) to determine if itching, soreness, or redness develop. Store away from heat and light. Keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth. Bianca Rosa® essential oils are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
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