The plant of orange fruit belongs to Rutaceae family that has one main timber. It is mainly cultivated in sub-tropical as well as tropical climates. The fruit has fleshy peel that is bitter in taste and contains cells that are responsible for producing essential oils.
Brief Information on Orange Essential oil:
The oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit and is a rich source of vitamin C. For many years, the ability of this essential oil was considered to boost the immune system. This made it a perfect choice to be used in the preparation of traditional medicine that was used to treat chronic stress, acne and many other health issues.
Before the year 1920, this was simply considered as a fruit meant to consume. Later on, its significant importance was realized and then people started extracting its juice. Soon after this era, this was used to the extraction of essential oil that was concentrated in nature. Sour oranges were used for the preparation of marmalade.
The oil is known to have excellent therapeutic properties such as antiseptic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antidepressant and much more.
Blends well with:
Orange essential oil goes well with Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary sage, Myrrh and Nutmeg.
General Precautionary Measures!
• Dilute Orange Essential oil with suitable carrier oil before its topical application on the skin.
• As the oil is phototoxic in nature, avoid sun exposure after using it.
• Keep the oil away from the reach of pets and children.
Botanical Name : Citrus sinensis
CAS# : 8008-57-9
Color & Odor : Yellowy orange to dark orange @22°C with Fruit/peel scent
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Cold Pressed
Constituents : a-pinene, geranial,sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity : 0.8445 @ 72°F
Flash Point : 110 °F
Optical Rotation : 98.2
Major Constituents : a-pinene, geranial,sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal,neral