Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet Oranges come from medium sized trees that grow in the United States as well as Israel, Spain and Italy.
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Fruit rinds
- Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed, Steam distillation
- Variations: Sweet Orange and Bitter Orange are related, but the Bitter Orange tree products Neroli (orange blossoms) and Petitgrain (leaves).
- Chemistry: Sweet Orange is primarily composed of monoterpenes (d-limonene).
- Digestive: soothes nervous and stressed out stomach issues and indigestion
- Nervous System: calms feelings of stress, sadness, agitation, and restlessness; helps with sleep issues
- Emotional: refreshing and uplifting can inspire cheerfulness or happiness
- Pregnancy: helps with hemorrhoids, morning sickness, digestive relief, varicose veins, immune support, energy, sleep, relaxation, and improves focus
- Babies & Children: is uplifting, relieves anxiety, and clears the mind
- Spiritual: Supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability.
- Scent Profile: Top note that is refreshing and citrusy in aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Sweet Orange can last up to 4 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus
- Blends well with: Amber, Bay Rum, Bergamot, Cardamon, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Coriander, Elemi, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Nag Champa, Neroli, Osmanthus, Petitgrain, Patchouli, Pineapple, Rose, Spikenard, Strawberry, Tangerine, Vanilla
- Expressed sweet orange is not phototoxic.
Products Using Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.