Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis  

A middle note with a medium aroma, Orange Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated. 


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Orange – Sweet Essential Oil 

Main Constituents:
 Limonene: Approx 95% 

Plant Description: The orange plant, scientifically known as Citrus sinensis, is a small evergreen tree prized for its round, orange-colored fruits and fragrant blossoms. It features glossy, ovate leaves and produces clusters of white flowers with a sweet, citrusy aroma. Orange trees thrive in warm, subtropical climates with well-drained soil and ample sunlight. The fruits, known as oranges, are juicy and rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They are widely used in culinary dishes, beverages, and juices. Additionally, orange essential oil, extracted from the fruit peel, is valued for its refreshing scent and versatile applications in aromatherapy, skincare, and natural remedies.
Plant Part: Fruit Peel 

Oil’s Country of Origin: Brazil 

Processing Method: Cold Pressed  

History of Oil:

The history of orange essential oil spans centuries and cultures. Originating from the peel of the orange fruit (Citrus sinensis), it has been actively utilized for its aromatic and medicinal properties. 

In ancient times, oranges were cultivated in regions such as China and India, where they were prized for their sweet flavor and potential health benefits. Orange essential oil was extracted from the peel through methods such as expression or cold pressing. 

During the Middle Ages, orange essential oil gained popularity in Europe for its uplifting fragrance and antibacterial properties. It was used in perfumes, cosmetics, and household cleaners, as well as in herbal medicine to treat various ailments. 

In the 19th century, advancements in distillation techniques led to the production of higher quality orange essential oil. Its bright, citrusy scent made it a popular choice in perfumery and aromatherapy, where it was valued for its mood-boosting effects. 

In modern times, orange essential oil remains a versatile and widely used oil. It is cherished for its fresh aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, uplift mood, and purify the air. Additionally, it is a popular ingredient in skincare products, household cleaners, and natural remedies. 

Today, orange essential oil continues to be valued for its vibrant scent and diverse applications, maintaining its status as a beloved and enduring essential oil.

Benefits/Suggested Uses:   

  • Stress and Anxiety: The uplifting and energizing aroma of orange oil is thought to have mood-enhancing properties, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation when used in aromatherapy. 
  • Due to its carminative properties, Orange oil may aid digestion and alleviate digestive discomfort such as indigestion, bloating, and gas. 
  • It is often used in skincare products for its astringent and antibacterial properties, which may help treat acne and oily skin and promote a clear and healthy complexion. 
  •  Orange oil may help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, and congestion due to its expectorant properties, which can help loosen mucus and clear the airways. 
  • It contains compounds with antimicrobial properties that may help support the immune system and protect against infections such as colds and flu. 
  • The scent of orange oil is believed to help reduce appetite and cravings, making it beneficial for weight management and supporting healthy eating habits. 

Blends well with: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Bud 

Harmony Naturals’ Products: Single note, Sprays: Citrus Spice, Refresh-Mint, Rollers: Clean Hippie,Blissful Hippie, Refresh-Mint, Essential oil blends: Mellow Yellow, Refresh-Mint, Blissful Hippie, Bright Eyes, Clean Hippie, Citrus Spice, Pumpkin Spice  

Cautions: This essential oil may contain phototoxic properties and it is suggested to avoid exposure to the sun after application to the skin. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with your eyes should be avoided. 


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