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Orange, Sweet Essential Oil
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Sweet Orange essential oil has the fruity, sweet aroma of the fresh peel.

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

Common Name: Orange, Sweet

Plant Part: Peel

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Rutaceae

Synonyms: Citrus x aurantium L. var. sinensis L., sweet orange, China orange, Portugal orange

Origin: Native to the south west China-Burma borders. Now extensively cultivated in the USA (California, Florida and also in the Mediterranean, especially France, Italy, Spain. The expressed oil mainly produced in the USA, Israel, Cyprus, Brazil.

Botanical Description: A medium-sized, dense tree about 8 to 15-meters (30 to 60ft) high with glossy dark green leaves and the golden fruit carried singly or in bunches.The flowers are white and fragrant. The fruit's ovoid or ellipsoid.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of fruits. The oil is orange-yellow, dark orange or olive-orange or occasionally brownish orange mobile liquid. Yield 0.5%.

Aroma Profile: Sweet Orange has a refreshing and sweet citrus top note. The middle note is sweet, fresh, and fruity. The dry out note is a powdery sweet, dry, citrus aroma.

Major Constituents: Limonene (95%)

Common Adulterants: Synthetic limonene and other terpenes

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cheering, refreshing, soothing, uplifting

Blends Well With: Neroli, lavender, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, rose, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, myrrh

Safety Data: Skin irritant. Avoid use in sun.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Sweet Orange essential oil has the fruity, sweet aroma of the fresh peel.

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