Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Sweet orange essential oil is a top note with a sweet and orange peel aroma.
Sweet orange essential oil, like many citrus oils, is used in cleaning recipes for its limonene content that acts as a natural degreaser. The potent aromatics can be added to body wash, soaps, perfumes, and aromatherapy applications. It blends well with many other oils from woody, citrus, to floral adding an uplifting top note.
Characteristic of fresh orange peel with concentrated sweet and fruity notes.
This oil primarily contains limonene. It also contains myrcene and α-pinene.
Blending and Uses
Sweet orange oil is easy to incorporate in a wide variety of perfumes and body sprays. It is a near-universally agreeable oil that matches well with a wide variety of aromas and supports a positive mood. Combine with sandalwood and rose for a natural perfume. Blend orange with juniper berry, cedarwood, and cypress for an earthier perfume.
This oil makes an excellent ingredient for aroma and bathroom sprays. It helps to freshen stale air and can be mixed with other citrus like tangerine or grapefruit or spearmint or geranium. Use in diffuser blends for bright and fresh aromatherapy throughout your home with oils like rosemary, petitgrain, lime, or coriander.
Use sweet orange in liquid or bar soaps with thyme, basil, or tea tree oil. It can be blended in autumn inspired lotions or body butters with ginger, clove, and cardamom. Peru balsam or vanilla can be included for a dessert-like aroma.
This oil has no known precautions. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.
Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil, and then wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.