Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Latin name Citrus sinensis – Family species Rutacea

sweet orangeSweet Orange is otherwise known as C aurantium var dulcis, China Orange, and Portugal Orange.

(In addition to the expressed oil, there is also a “weaker” oil created by steam distillation.)

Also see Bitter Orange Essential Oil.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Yellow to dark orange
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Fruity, fresh, tangy, light, bright, refreshing, sweet, citrusy
Perfume Aroma – Top / middle note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Tree
Part Used – Rind / peel of fruit
Countries of Origin – China, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy, France, Spain, United States (California and Florida)
Extraction Method – Cold expression

Known Chemical Constituents

D limonene, n-decylic aldehyde, linalool, terpineol, b-carotin

Applications and Uses

Orange essential oil is used in aromatherapy and as fragrance in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, soaps, detergents, toilet waters, perfumes, and eau de colognes. Also used to commercially flavor foods and beverages.

Sweet Orange blends well with

Recipes and Ideas

Precautions / Contraindications

Orange oil is phototoxic.
Dermatitis can occur in select individuals.
Orange oil, as with all citrus oils, has a six month shelf life.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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