Orange (Sweet, Certified Organic) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Citrus sinensis
Country of Origin:
South America
Plant Part:
Rind
Distillation Method:
Cold Pressed
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Monoterpenes
99.65%
Monoterpenols
0.35%
Primary Constituents
limonene
97.58%
beta myrcene
1.43%
alpha pinene
0.64%
linalool
0.35%
  • 16oz -
    $42.04
  • 1Kg -
    $62.69
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Certified Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

100% pure Sweet Orange Essential Oil cold pressed directly from the outer peels. This Sweet Orange oil is from oranges Certified Organically grown in South America. It has the classic Sweet Orange aroma. Our Organic Sweet Orange Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A relatively small citrus tree, this variety of Orange tree is native to China and is now widely cultivated in North America and the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy, and France.

ABOUT THE OIL

Sweet Orange essential oil is the oil produced from the fruit of the orange tree - Other 'orange' essential oils are from the bitter orange tree

Aromatherapy Notes

Sweet Orange essential oil is brightly fragrant, uplifting for the mind and the emotions. Orange oil is lovely when adding a sweet, citrus note to your blend. It harmonizes particularly well with spice oils such as Clove, floral oils such as Lavender and musk-like aromatics such as that of Frankincense.

Traditional Uses

The orange tree originated in a region between the Himalayas and southern China and was introduced to Europe and the western world by Portuguese explorers around the early 16th century. It was then introduced to the Americas by Christopher Columbus. In ancient China, orange was traditionally used to treat coughs, colds, and anorexia and has been used extensively in the culinary world.1 The essential oil can be found widely as a food flavoring agent. Orange essential oil has also been known for its calming effects. It is warming, uplifting and soothing—calms and balances the emotions.<

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Therapeutic, Digestive, Sedative, Stomachic
  • Excellent aroma for children – relaxing and joyful
  • “refreshing, cheerful, and sensual nature gives warmth and joy…ideal when we take life too seriously and forget how to laugh.”

From Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice2:

  • Antibacterial and astringent properties
  • Uplifting and mood enhancing

Sweet Orange in Research

Orange essential oil is a very popular oil in aromatherapy and recent research studies report findings that support its use in supporting psychological health and wellbeing. It has been found to improve overall mood and calmness3, reduce anxiety3,4, boost energy5, and reduce autonomic nervous system arousal5. In addition to its psychological benefits, orange essential oil also exhibits antibacterial6, antifungal, and antioxidant properties7.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Researchers investigated the effects of orange essential oil inhalation on mood and emotional states in a dental office waiting room and found that "women who were exposed to orange odor had a lower level of state anxiety, a more positive mood, and a higher level of calmness."3
  • Subjects inhaled either orange essential oil, tea tree oil, or water and were then asked to perform a difficult, anxiety-inducing task. The subjects who inhaled orange reported significantly lower anxiety, subjective tension levels and significantly higher tranquility levels than those in the other two conditions.4
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of transdermal absorption of sweet orange essential oil on mood and physiological states. Even in the absence of the aroma (subjects wore breathing masks), the topical application of sweet orange oil on the abdomen and absorption through the skin caused subjects to rate themselves as "more cheerful and more vigorous" compared to the control group. The orange essential oil also caused significant decreases in breathing rate and pulse rate.5
  • Sweet orange essential oil showed significant antibacterial activity against multiple strains of bacteria in vitro.6
  • Orange essential oil was found to have significant antioxidant activity and significant antifungal activity against some common food molds in vitro.7
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Application and Use

Safety

Generally considered non-toxic, large amounts of orange oil are not healthy to ingest or apply topically. In addition, it should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight, as it may cause heightened sensitivity and phototoxicity.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace, and David Pirie. Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice. Singing Dragon, 2012.

3 Lehrner, J, et al. “Ambient Odor of Orange in a Dental Office Reduces Anxiety and Improves Mood in Female Patients.” Physiology & Behavior, vol. 71, no. 1-2, Oct. 2000, pp. 83–86., doi:10.1016/s0031-9384(00)00308-5.

4 Goes, Tiago Costa, et al. “Effect of Sweet Orange Aroma on Experimental Anxiety in Humans.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 18, no. 8, Aug. 2012, pp. 798–804., doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0551.

5 Hongratanaworakit, Tapanee & Buchbauer, Gerhard. (2007). "Autonomic and Emotional Responses After Transdermal Absorption of Sweet Orange Oil in Humans: Placebo Controlled Trial." International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics. vol. 1., pp. 29-34.

6 Tao, Neng-Guo, et al. “Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oil from the Peel of Bingtang Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis Osbeck).” International Journal of Food Science & Technology, vol. 44, no. 7, 2009, pp. 1281–1285., doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.01947.x.

7 Singh, Priyanka, et al. “Chemical Profile, Antifungal, Antiaflatoxigenic and Antioxidant Activity of Citrus Maxima Burm. and Citrus Sinensis (L.) Osbeck Essential Oils and Their Cyclic Monoterpene, Dl-Limonene.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 48, no. 6, June 2010, pp. 1734–1740., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2010.04.001.