Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis v. tarocco
Synonym: C. Aurantium var. dulcis
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Country of Origin: China, India, Mediterranean, Israel, Americas
Plant Part: Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Characteristics: sweet, tangy, fresh, citrus
Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, febrifuge, sedative, stomachic, tonic
Chemical Constituents: α-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral, geranial
Mind & Spirit:
- Calming and relaxing, yet revitalising
- Gives feelings of joy
- Disperses feelings of fatigue and lethargy, tension and stress
- Great for calming children.
- Relieves stomach upsets
- Encourages appetite
- Effective on colds, bronchitis and reducing fever
- Has a soothing effect on sore muscles
- Effective for dry, wrinkled skin.
Contraindications: May be photo toxic. Prolonged use may irritate sensitive skins
Odour Intensity: 4
Blends well with:
Bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, jumiper, lavender, lime, neroli, nutmeg, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang ylang
Oranges are used extensively in Chinese medicine.
Sweet orange oil consists of about 90% limonene, a solvent used in various household chemicals, such as to condition wooden furniture/floors, and along with other citrus oils in grease removal and as a hand-cleansing agent. It is an efficient cleaning agent which is promoted as being environmentally friendly and preferable to petroleum distillates.