Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-O02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £1.40
Orange (Sweet) essential oil is expressed (or sometimes steam-distilled) from the peel of the nearly ripe fruit of the sweet orange tree (Citrus sinensis). This tree, which is smaller than the bitter orange tree, is thought to have originated from the southwest China-Burma border but is now grown throughout the world. Approximately 50 oranges produce 1 oz of Sweet Orange essential oil.
Orange (Sweet) essential oil is known as the 'smiley oil' and can help encourage feelings of happiness and warmth. It is a mentally and physically uplifting oil that is helpful for overwork and lifestyle pressure. This beautifully fragrant aromatherapy oil is also beneficial for the immune system, the lymphatic system and for settling digestive upsets.
- Species: Citrus sinensis
- Plant family: Rutaceae
- Origin: Brazil
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Cold pressed
Non toxic. Spot test first on sensitive skin. Do not apply to skin before exposure to prolonged sunlight.
Orange (Sweet) essential oil has a balancing, tonic effect on the skin and can help to support collagen formation. It can also help to detoxify congested complexions. Particularly beneficial for acne or blemish prone skin, mature, dry and irritated skin and dermatitis.
Sweet Orange essential oil is a cheery and uplifting oil that can be beneficial for anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. It is gentle enough to use on children and can help them get to sleep at night.
Orange (Sweet) essential oil is beneficial for the immune system and can help with colds and flu. It also stimulates the lymphatic system which helps the body to eliminate toxins. As a digestive stimulant and mild antispasmodic it can also be helpful for digestive problems and cramps.
Blends well with:
Other citruses and spices, also Neroli, Sandalwood, Geranium and Frankincense essential oils.
Citral 0.1%, Limonene 95%, Linalool 0.4%.
Stress-Relief & Anxiety
To uplift the mood, whilst creating a sense of calm, pop 3 drops Sweet Orange, 2 drops Geranium and 2 drops Bergamot into an aromatherapy diffuser or candle burner
To support a good night’s rest, add 3 drops Sweet Orange, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop Ylang Ylang into a diffuser or candle burner, and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime. For kids, use 2 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops Mandarin instead and reduce time to 5-10 minutes!
For an immunity boost, add 3 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops Lemon to an Aromatherapy Inhalator and inhale for a few minutes at a time, every day.
Add 3 drops Sweet Orange, 2 drops Grapefruit and 2 drops Lemongrass to 15ml of Grapeseed oil and massage into the body in a direction towards the heart.
To soothe digestive problems, particularly constipation, cramps and diarrhoea mix up a tummy massage blend with 15ml Grapeseed oil, 3 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops Ginger. Massage into the abdomen, in a clockwise direction.
Sweet Orange is a great essential oil for skincare as it helps to balance most skin types. It’s a great decongestant for oily skin, but helps balance out dry, irritated and mature skin types too. Try adding 2 drops of Sweet Orange to 10ml of our Moisturising Lotion – or add into your usual moisturiser!