Orange Essential Oil

Orange

Scientific name: Citrus sinensis
Common name: Orange
Family:
Rutaceae
Origin: Asia – China
Parts of the plant used: Peel

Health:

  • Air antiseptic, purifying
  • Stomach - strengthens or stomach - digestive tonic

Use:

  • Aerial disinfectant (diffusion)
  • Digestive problems

Beauty and Perfume:

  • Skin tonic, anti-septic
  • Sweet and fruity citrus scent

Use:

  • Cleansing gel, soap
  • Elaboration/composition of citrus perfumes, oriental

Wellbeing:

  • Calming, relaxing, antidepressant

Use:

  • Nervousness, anxiety

Kitchen:

  • Sweet and fruity flavor, can replace orange peel in the confection of sweet and exotic dishes

Precaution: not advised during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Causes photosensitivity, after skin application avoid sun exposure during 6 hours. Previously dilute the essential oil before a skin application.