Orange Sweet Essential Oil
Is an amazingly uplifting fragrance. It is also very versatile and affordable. And one of the most popular aromatherapy essentials.
The fragrance is cheerful. A popular choice in diffusers to improve the ambiance of stale-smelling rooms. Also popular for use in cleaning around the home. Add 10 drops of the oil to a cup of water and use a clean sponge to wipe the surfaces with this mixture. Allow to dry naturally. Since it is non-toxic, you don’t need to rinse the surfaces again. Another option is to use a spray bottle to spray on surfaces as you wipe them down. Your kitchen will be clean and smell great.
Unlike most essential oils that are extracted using steam distillation, most citrus oils are extracted by cold pressing the rinds of the orange. The next time that you peel a citrus fruit, try pressing a portion of the rind between your fingers, and you should be able to smell the intense aroma of the essential oil escaping the rind.
And the benefits of Orange Sweet Essential Oil “Orange is bright and lively, with a warm glow of copper. It disperses fear of the unknown and helps release obsessions, creating a positive outlook, particularly with regard to emotional tangles.” Valerie Ann Worwood, in Aromantics, Pan Books, 1987.
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant part used: Fruit peel
Method of Extraction: Cold press
Colour: Orange to deep orange brown
Perfumery Note: Top