Orange Essential Oil
Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Ingredient: 100% pure essential oil
Extraction method: Cold pressing method
Country of Origin: India
Blends well with Lavender, Neroli, Lemon, Clary sage, Frankincense
Handcrafted in small batches in Singapore
Folklore and herbal heritage
From early times, oranges have been associated with generosity and gratitude. Ancient practitioners of Chinese medicine prescribed oranges for digestion. To the Chinese, oranges represented prosperity and good luck. Once called ‘golden apples’. Oranges symbolized innocence and fertility. According to tradition, Mary fed the baby Jesus, Joseph, and herself with three oranges from the tree inhabited by a sleeping eagle.
Orange oil relieves the discomfort of bronchitis and the flu. It aids in the absorption of vitamin C, boosts immunity, helps prevent colds and flu, and relieves some of the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Orange oil heals mouth ulcers and gingivitis. It also soothes painful muscles and joints. The Chinese treat anorexia nervosa, colds, coughs, and malignant breast sores with dried orange peels.
Oranges oil calms an upset stomach, especially if nerve or stress-related, and can aid in digestion and restore appetite. It regulates the bowels and relieves diarrhea and constipation. Orange oil encourages the elimination of wastes and promotes urination, making it helpful in treating obesity, fluid retention, and premenstrual syndrome(PMS). It regulates body temperature and either cool a fever or warms a chill. Orange oil soothes inflammation from psoriasis as well as eczema and other types of dermatitis.
Orange oil restores balance to dry or oily skin. It maintains healthy, youthful skin by promoting the production of collagen. It reduces puffiness and discourages dry or wrinkled skin. Orange oil stimulates circulation to the skin surface and softens rough skin. It also clears blemishes and improves acne-prone skin. It tends to increase perspiration, thus assisting the release of toxins from dull or blemishing skin. Orange stimulates the circulation of lymphatic fluids and helps relieve tissue swelling and fluid retention. It improves cellulite, which is sometimes called orange peel skin
Orange oil balances the emotions, either relaxing or stimulating as needed. It revitalizes and energizes when boredom and lethargy set in. Seek help from orange oil before perfectionism, overwork, or mental overexertion takes a toll on your psyche. Orange oil has a warm, happy, and light influence that prevents extreme seriousness. It clams the nerves and can combat anxiety, hysteria, and insomnia.
Orange oil brightens gloomy feelings, dissipates depressing thoughts, and subdues tension and stress, particularly in wintertime with a seasonal affective disorder or if the stress is related to premenstrual syndrome or menopause. It eases fear of the unknown and encourages a more adventuresome approach to life. It brings a more positive outlook, replacing sadness and negativity with warmth, optimism, and happiness. Orange oil awakens creativity, inspires harmony, and promotes self-awareness.
Smooth and shiny 0blong leaves, fragrant white flowers, and sweet-tasting, nutritious fruit adorn the bounteous orange tree. The bitter orange tree, Citrus aurantium, yields orange oil from its fruit, neroli oil from its flowers, and petitgrain oil from its foliage. The sweet orange tree, Citrus sinensis, yields orange oil from its fruit and, occasionally, an oil called neroli Portugal from its blossoms.
Cold-expressing either whole oranges or orange peels, by hand or machine, yields a yellow or orange oil with a zesty, refreshing, slightly green-smelling, and very citrusy aroma. Some orange oil is steam distilled from fresh orange peels, Approximately fifty oranges render one ounce of orange oil.
Orange oil may irritate skin and promote photosensitivity, leading to sunburn and uneven darkening of the skin. Avoid using it if your skin will be exposed to sunlight.