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Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

What is Sweet Orange?

Orange plant is believed to be a native of Southeast Asia. Many historians are of the opinion that it was grown in the orchards of China by the beginning of the 1st century. Other varieties of oranges in the sweet orange category would be Valencia, navel and so many more!

Sweet orange is the most important of the citrus oils. It yields up to 0.5% by cold-pressing. The oil is mainly produced in the south of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Florida and Brazil.

Sweet orange oil is considered sunny, refreshing and energizing, and the qualities can be heightened when blended with lemon, bergamot or grapefruit. It can also be comforting and relaxing and these qualities can be enhanced by blending with lavender, jasmine or spice oils such as cinnamon or cloves.

Orange oil

Aroma

Sweet, fresh and tangy.

Plant Properties

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

Benefits

Treating arteriosclerosis, eases angina, reduces depression, lessens cardiac spasm, prevents cancer, helps tone the skin, decreases wrinkles, lowers hypertension, eases digestion (constipation and diarrhea), lessens insomnia, reduces symptoms of menopause, decreases palpitation and eliminates water retention.

Blends with:

Other citrus oils, allspice, cinnamon, clary sage, cloves, ginger, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, nutmeg, and sandalwood oils

 

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