Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil | 30ml


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Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil | 30ml

Latin Name: Citrus Sinensis
Plant Part Used: Fresh Fruit Rind
Countries of Origin: Italy, Israel, Brazil, S. Africa

Aroma: The aroma of Sweet Orange Oil is fresh, fruity, and very similar to the fruit’s peel.  The top note is sweet, light, fresh, and citrusy; the middle note is citrus and aldehydic; the dry-out is faint.

Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic: Studies suggest that d-limonene has significant antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant actions. It’s possible that citrus oils with high d-limonene content, such as Sweet Orange, might also have these actions.
Anti-inflammatory: Inhibition of 5-LOX suggests anti-inflammatory potential.
Antidepressant: Massage with Sweet Orange Oil (unaccompanied by olfactory stimulation) can be relaxing and inspire feelings of cheerfulness and vigor.
Antioxidant: Sweet Orange Oil has good antioxidant activity.
Antiviral: Although there is no research to support that Sweet Orange Oil is antiviral, many Aromatherapists feel citrus oils high in d-limonene can assist with overcoming a virus. This might be due to the ability of d-limonene to activate white blood cells and fight infection.
Astringent: Many citrus oils, including Sweet Orange, can tone the skin and reduce secretions.
Digestive aid: The scent of orange can stimulate saliva and gastric secretions. Many people find that it can relieve constipation, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and vomiting.
Diuretic: It has been observed that massage with Sweet Orange Oil can increase diuresis.
Liver support/protector: d-Limonene can increase the rate of synthesis of glutathione S-transferase in the liver. This is an important enzyme in detoxification pathways. It has been noted that d-limonene has hepatoprotective action.
Sedative: Inhalation of d-limonene has anxiolytic action, suggesting it’s involved in the calming, anxiety-relieving effects of Sweet Orange.
Skin penetration enhancer: d-Limonene, the principal component, enhances skin penetration.
Tonic: Sweet Orange Oil has demonstrated a range of actions that can strengthen and restore vitality.

DO NOT use this oil on the skin without diluting it.  Carrier oil options include: Coconut, Grapeseed, Hempseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Sunflower (sold separately).  We do not recommend taking any essential oil internally.