Benefits of Sweet Orange Oil

04/10/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles



What is the Genus Species? Citrus sinensis. Technically this is Sweet Orange. Orange is of the species Citrus aurantium.

By the way, extraction from the flowers of the orange is considered Neroli. Neroli is an absolute named such according to the extraction method, as with Jasmine!

Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting, so please know both!

Where did the name come from? It is thought the name is derived from Sanskrit meaning “orange tree”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Cold pressed from the rind.

What is the ORAC Value? 1,890 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the orange was brought by Portuguese explorers to Europe in 1520? They brought it as they were returning from southern China.

What are the Plant Properties? Antitumoral, antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, digestive, circulatory stimulant, sedative and tonic.

What are the Documented Orange Uses and Benefits? Arteriosclerosis, angina (false), depression, cardiac spasm, cancer, complexion (dull and oily), wrinkles, hypertension, digestion (constipation and diarrhoea), dyspepsia, insomnia, menopause, palpitation and water retention.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and citrus aroma is very uplifting to the body and mind.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Orange uses include the spiritual and emotional realm as well. Orange releases self judgment, obsessions and fears so the emotional body can be restored and balanced. When we release these negative and highly charged emotions we can see clearly again and make better choices for our life.

It will lend support by uplifting and promoting a positive attitude while calming our spirit. This oil will help those who tend to overwork, strive for perfection, but get aggravated quickly by intolerances or mistakes.

What Chakra is Affected? The sacral and solar plexus chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution. Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, orange uses include our pets! Great to add to your shampoos for fragrance and your stress relieving blends!

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular which contain non therapeutic grade oil! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Orange Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.

There are many orange uses because it is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Photosensitive – avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Brazil is the largest producer of orange oil with the United States in second place?

Did you know that the Chinese first discovered that the rind has the most medicinal value? The white part of the rind contains the highest amount of Vitamin C in the orange! So pare your orange and eat the white part too!

Want to Purchase Therapeutic Orange Essential Oil?

Get it at our E-store. If you have the time, do check out the range of other Essential Oils that we offer.


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