Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Citrus rind (peel)
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed/expressed
Origin: California, USA
Color: Greenish orange
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium-strong
Aromatic Scent: Sweet Orange essential oil’s aroma is similar to the characteristic smell
of orange peel, but more concentrated and with a little hint of sweetness.
Description: The orange tree is the most cultivated fruit tree in the world, and are typically
grown in tropical and subtropical climates. The orange tree is actually a hybrid, and is thought
to be a cross between the pomelo and the mandarin trees.
History: The fruit of the orange tree has been consumed and utilized since ancient times.
It is thought to have originated in Southeast Asia, where oranges were being grown and
cultivated since 2500 B.C. It is believed to have been introduced to Europe by Arabs and
then brought into America by Spaniards in the mid 1500s.
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander,
Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon,
Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood,
Vetiver, Ylang ylang
Safety Information: Sweet Orange essential oil is generally considered safe. Do not take
any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner
before using. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated
essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or
have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a
qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and
give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified
aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should
be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you have never used before.
*Note: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We do not claim that this
will cure, treat, or prevent any diseases or ailments.
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