Orange Peel Essential Oil
- 100% Essential Oil
- Citrus sinensis
- Peel cold pressed.
Description: "Sweet orange oil helps to move stagnant Qi and ease tension and frustration. Its warm, sunny, sweet aroma conveys joy and positivity, dispersing moodiness and irritability... More specifically, sweet orange oil is ideally suited to the efficient, hard-working individual who strives for perfection and achievement, but who has little tolerance for mishaps and mistakes... Sweet orange oil helps us take a more relaxed approach, encouraging adaptability and the smooth handling of events." Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay, page 103
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
This expressed oil is sweeter, lighter, and richer than conventional orange essential oils.
Aroma: Citrus-y, sweet, reminiscent of orange peels, but more concentrated.
History: Oranges originated in Asia, and their therapeutic value was first recognized there as a means to stimulate the digestive system.
Common Uses: Sweet Orange Essential Oil is very much like Bitter orange in its applications. Properties are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress. Anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.
Possible Uses: Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-67.]
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
Constituents: Limonene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]
Safety Information: Lawless reports that a few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 122.]
Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not indicate any special precautions when using this oil. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 209.]
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
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