- Country of Origin
- Farming Method
- Certified Organic
- Latin Binomial
- Citrus sinensis
- Other Names
- Citrus aurantium var. dulcis
- Plant Part
About the Plant
The popular fruit, Orange, is one of the most cultivated fruits in the world. The bright cheerful oranges grow on evergreen trees in warm areas of America and other sub-tropical regions in the world. The orange evergreen trees grow to be about 30 feet tall and have shiny, smooth, and oblong leaves with beautiful white flowers. The fruit has a sweet pulp and non-bitter membranes that is enjoyed for breakfast, snacks, and used as flavoring all around the world. It takes around 1,000 peels of oranges to make about 20 ounces of this essential oil. Imagine how much orange juice you could squeeze with that many oranges!
Where it Grows
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is native to China. It is cultivated especially in America and the Mediterranean region.
The Sweet Orange that we know and love today arrived in Europe from China in the 16th-century (other books say different dates) with Arabian travelers and later to the Americas and West Indies by Christopher Columbus. The Chinese doctors used orange peels for coughs, colds, and anorexia. In the rest of the world, the Sweet Orange wasn't commonly used therapeutically, because it was considered rare and expensive. However, around the 17th-century people started using it medicinally. These days, Orange Essential Oil is one of the least expensive oils on the market and used for many different emotional and physical conditions!
- USDA Certified Organic
- Uplifts Spirits
- Help Heal the Skin
- Aids in Digestion
The cheerful sweet orange oil is perfect for your essential oil starter kit. It mixes well with other oils, is loved by children, and is wonderful for skin care, uplifting spirits and aiding in digestion.
Topical Application (for use on the skin):
- Dilute up to 3-5% in any carrier oil or an unscented lotion or cream and apply to affected areas for the following:
- Endocrine System (Skin Care):
- Lymph Sluggishness
- Swollen Tissue(s)
- Digestive System:
- Sluggish Digestive System
- Endocrine System (Skin Care):
Diffusion (add a few drops to a nebulizer or nasal diffuser):
- Feeling Withdrawn
- Fear of the Unknown
- Feeling Down
- Winter Blues
- Air Clearing
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.
General Safety Precautions
- Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally.
- Always be careful when using essential oils with children.
- Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using.
- Also, use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer, or other serious health problems.
Sweet Orange is an iconic, bright, cheerful fruit that uplifts and soothes your spirit. Its citrusy, fresh, sweet scent conveys such happiness, warmth, and light that you cannot help but relax when smelling its fragrance. The sweet orange evokes the feelings of a beautiful summer day when the sun is shining and the day is full of fun.
Served for breakfast and used for flavoring in sweets, for centuries the Orange has been a well-loved fruit by both children and adults alike. Orange Essential Oil is now used therapeutically for many emotional and physical conditions. It is one of the least expensive essential oils on the market, making it a wonderful staple for your aromatherapy collection.
Following is a list of conditions Sweet Orange Essential Oil addresses, by category:
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I use this in a lamp that melts soy wax. I add it to the melt wax. It makes the room smell sunny and warm!