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BOTANICAL NAME Citrus Sinensis

PARTS USED
Sweet pulp, membrane, peels

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
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AROMA & COLOR
Yellowish orange with sweet orange citrus aroma

orangeHISTORY
Oranges are among the oldest cultivated fruit and were mentioned in ancient Chinese literature as long ago as 2400 BC. By around 800 AD Arab traders had introduced oranges into eastern Africa and the Middle East where they were distributed via established trade routes. In 1493, Christopher Columbus set sail on his second expedition to discover the New World carrying sweet orange seeds along with him, eventually reaching Haiti and the Caribbean. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon is credited with introducing the fruit to Florida in 1513.

Common Uses

  • Antioxidant – D-limonene is a super-nutrient that occurs in Sweet Orange Essential Oil. It has been studied extensively for its ability to prevent cellular mutations and combat cancer tumor growth.
  • Antidepressant – Diffusing sweet orange oil or inhaling it directly can lift your mood and bring on relaxation. Sweet orange essential oil has a direct effect on the olfactory system of the brain that quickly evokes emotional responses. Research shows that sweet orange oil is both “uplifting” and “calming.”
  • Aphrodisiac – Sweet orange essential oil has mild aphrodisiac properties. Systematic and regular use can cure problems such as frigidity, erectile problems, impotence, loss of interest in sex, and decreased libido.
  • Digestion – Sweet orange oil promotes digestion, eases constipation and increases the absorption of vitamin C. Use as a massage oil in the abdominal area.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Sweet Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation. If you suffer from muscle, bone or joint pain, it can help turn off inflammatory responses that increase swelling as well as stimulate blood circulation to swollen tissue. Rub sweet orange oil mixed with a carrier oil onto sore muscles or swollen areas to bring down inflammation.
  • Skin Care – Sweet orange essential oil is shown to promote the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin. It is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin as well as acne-prone skin. It is excellent for rubbing on calluses on the feet.
  • Insect Repellant – The D-limonene in Sweet Orange essential oil is an extremely effective insect repellent. Wipe or spray it wherever pests come into your house: cracks, around windows and doors. It can also be safely used in your pantry to repel moths, worms and ants instead of using poisonous substances.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.