Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet Orange Essential Oil Citrus sinensis
My oranges on my orange tree are turning a deeper orange color and almost ripe. I think it is fascinating how nature gives us everything we need for the season. For over 30 years I’ve watched our oranges grow from an orange blossom into oranges that provide lots of vitamin C to us every fall and winter. This is the time to boost up our immunity to protect us from all the flu bugs and illnesses going around. Eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C are a great way to boost immunity.

Sweet orange essential oil is cold-pressed from the orange peel from the fruit from the Citrus sinensis orange tree.

Family
Rutaceae

Main Components
Monoterpene: limonene
Alcohol: linalool
Esters: geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate

Origin
Italy, Spain, United States

Skin Care
Acne
Cellulite
Mature skin
Oily Skin
Cleansing
Balances Sebum
Regenerative

Hair Care
Most Hair Types
Oily Hair

Aromatherapy Uses
Uplifting
Refreshing
Reviving
Relaxing
Calming
Soothing

Use in Formulations
Essential Oil Blends for most Skin and Hair Care Products
Facial Cleansers
Room Sprays
Children’s Products
Soap

Blending
Top note, light citrus scent
Sweet orange essential oil blends with black pepper bergamot, cedarwood, clary, cinnamon, clove, sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, rose otto, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang-ylang

Tips
Sweet orange essential oil oxidizes quickly, purchase in small quantities and use it within six months to one year.

Sweet orange essential oil is yellowish orange to dark orange in color and it will color the formulation depending on the amount used and the formulation.

High amounts sweet orange essential oil in cold process soap can make the soap trace quickly.
Sweet orange essential oil is especially good for children; try it in room sprays.

Sweet orange essential oil is great in room sprays and can be used to purify the air, uplift and calm a mood, bring joy and cheer.

To learn more about aromatherapy take the online class Aromatherapy, Essences and Scent Development is a module in the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course.

Important
Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care and diluted into plant oil, lotion, cream, balm, salve or body oil before application to the body. Usage rate varies for children, elders and adults and the essential oil.

joan morais Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.