Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinesis)
Sweet Orange essential oil-
Latin name: Citrus sinesis
Extraction method: Cold pressed
Parts used: Peel
Countries of Origin: China, Portugal, USA, Israel, Brazil, Australia.
Color: Dark to pale yellow to orange.
Aroma: Sweet, juicy, citrusy, orange. Squeeze an orange peel-that is the aroma!
Note of interest: Symbol of innocence, purity. Used in weddings.
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Crown, heart, solar plexus. TCM-helps to move stagnant Qi. Good for the liver Qi. Wood Element-balancing. (Mojay, Battaglia)
Modes of administration: Bath, topical (diluted) massage (diluted) inhalation, diffuser.
Blends well with: Florals such as lavender, geranium jasmine, neroli, rose. Resins-Frankincense. Spices-clove, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg. Woods-sandalwood, rosewood, cypress.
Safety information: Has GRAS status, Oxidized orange oil may cause sensitization. Non-toxic. Expressed orange oil is NOT phototoxic according to Tisserand and Young. Non-irritant.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.