Description: Orange essential oil has a wide variety of domestic, industrial and medicinal uses. Domestically, it is used to add orange flavor to beverages, desserts and sweetmeats. Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, anti-aging and wrinkle-lifting applications, concentrates for soft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionery and bakery items. The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and secretions from all appropriate glands, including the exocrine and endocrine.
This essential oil is produced by the expressior of the peel of the fruit of Citrus sinensis.
Botanical Name : Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Peel
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Odor and appearance : An intensely yellow, orange or deep orange liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of the outer part of fresh, sweet orange peel.
Country of Origin : USA
Main Constituents: Limonene, Myrcene, α-Pinene, Sabinene, Linalool, β-Myrcene, Terpinene, Linalyl acetate, Octanal and Decanal.
Common Uses: Orange essential oil has a wide range of uses due to its pleasant citrus aroma and potential health benefits. Here are some common applications and uses of orange essential oil:
Aromatherapy: Orange essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to uplift and boost mood. Inhaling the aroma of orange oil can promote feelings of happiness and relaxation.
Room Fragrance: Add a few drops of orange essential oil to a diffuser to freshen and fragrance a room. It can help eliminate odors and create a pleasant atmosphere.
Topical Application: When diluted with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, coconut, or almond oil), orange essential oil can be applied topically to the skin. It’s important to perform a patch test and use caution as it can be photosensitive and should be used in moderation.
Massage Oil: Blend orange essential oil with a carrier oil for a soothing and aromatic massage oil. It can help relax muscles and reduce stress.
Bath Additive: Add a few drops of orange essential oil to your bathwater for a relaxing and aromatic bath experience. Make sure to mix it with a carrier substance like Epsom salts or a dispersing agent to prevent skin irritation.
Cleaning Products: Due to its pleasant scent and antibacterial properties, orange essential oil is used in natural cleaning products. It can help remove grease and grime while leaving a fresh scent.
Natural Air Freshener: Create your own natural air freshener by mixing orange essential oil with water in a spray bottle. Use it to freshen up your home or car.
Insect Repellent: Some people use orange essential oil to repel insects, although it may not be as effective as other essential oils like citronella or lavender.
Flavor Enhancer: In small quantities, food-grade orange essential oil can be added to recipes to impart a citrusy flavor to dishes, desserts, and beverages. Ensure that you are using food-grade oil for this purpose.
Stress and Anxiety Relief: Diffusing orange essential oil or using it in a massage blend may help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Skin Care: Orange essential oil is sometimes used in skincare products for its potential to promote healthy, radiant skin. However, it should be used in moderation and diluted properly to avoid skin irritation.
Hair Care: Some people add a drop or two of orange essential oil to their shampoo or conditioner for a pleasant scent and potential hair benefits.
Note: It is classified as a top note in aromatherapy.
Blend Well With: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ylang-Ylang, Frankincense.
Contraindications: It is considered safe to use. Just like many other essential oils, it is wise to use this oil after dilution with a carrier oil, as it can be sensitive and irritating to the skin. Before you use on your skin, it is advisable that you conduct a patch test before making it a routine.
Do not use internally, unless directed by a physician. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, it is safe to consult first with your physician before using oil. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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