With its versatility, affordability and wonderfully uplifting aroma, Sweet Orange Oil is one of the most popular of essential oils within aromatherapy.
Cold pressed from the peel, Sweet Orange is considered a top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.
Orange oil is an essential oil produced by cells within the orange fruit (Citrus sinensis fruit). In contrast to most essential oils, it is extracted as a by-product of orange juice production by centrifugation, producing a cold-pressed oil. It is composed of mostly (greater than 90%) D-limonene. D-limonene can be extracted from the oil by distillation. Limonene gives Citrus fruit their familiar aroma, and is therefore used in perfume and household cleaners for its fragrance.
High in monoterpenes, Sweet Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities. As with many citrus peel oils, Sweet Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.
- Increasing circulation
- Killing bacteria and pathogens
- Decreasing wrinkles
- Improving complexion
- Easing anxiety
- Fighting acne
NOTE: The compounds inside an orange oil varies with each different oil extraction. Composition variety happens as a result of regional and seasonal changes as well as the method used for extraction.