22 November 2008

Botanical Name
Citrus sinensis

Origin
China

Color
Greenish Orange

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin

Perfumery Note
Top

Aroma
Fresh, citrusy, sweet, tangy, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong

Extraction Method
Orange oil is extracted from the orange peel by the process of cold-pressing

Constituents and Chemical Composition
a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial

Therapeutic Properties
Antiseptic, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diuretic, cholagogue, sedative and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • It brings happiness and warmth to the mind and helps people to relax and helps children to sleep at night
  • Orange oil can be used effectively on the immune system, as well as for colds and flu and to eliminate toxins from the body
  • It is a good diuretic and is most useful in balancing water retention and obesity
  • Its lymphatic stimulant action helps to balance water processes, detoxification and aiding the immune system
  • This oil can help with constipation, dyspepsia and as a tonic
  • It is also useful in cases of nervous tension and stress
  • Other : colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress
Precaution
  • It is a safe non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil but can have a phototoxic effect
  • It should therefore preferably not be applied before going out into sun
  • Lawless reports that a few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange
Blend With
Black pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Frankincense, Sandalwood

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