The aroma is sweet, citrusy, light and tangy with floral undertones.
Oranges are reddish-yellow edible fruit that come from citrus trees with glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers.
The method of extraction is expression from the fresh orange peel.
Attributes & characteristics
This essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties to clean and rejuvenate the skin.
Orange oil has been known to lessen stretch marks and scarring, especially when used in combination with neroli and lavender. In addition it can clear acne and congested or oily skin.
Psychological & Emotional uses
Orange oil encourages appetite, especially after depression, while helping with insomnia. Among the psychological and emotional uses, orange oil can be uplifting, revitalizing and it can banish depression and anxiety. It is good for post-illness tonics. It has also been known to have a hypnotic effect and can calm the central nervous system, especially when blended with lavender.
Effects on the skin
Cautions: Some aromatherapists have reported that a small percentage of few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of sweet orange. Orange Essential Oil is considered photo-toxic and exposure to sunlight should be avoided. Do not use if pregnant.
Essential Oil Information
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