Sweet Orange: Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Why sweet orange? What's more refreshing than the sweet aroma that bursts forth when you peel an orange? Sweet orange essential oil has the same aromatic qualities, including a fruity, flowery aroma that can be wonderfully uplifting and soothing.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic sweet orange aromatherapy essential oil is responsibly sourced from the USA. The essential oil is cold pressed from the peel; this is preferred for maximum quality. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
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Benefits: Sweet orange essential oil adds an uplifting aroma to soaps, DIY skincare and personal care items, perfumes, detergents, and room sprays. Added to the bath it is a wonderful way to wind down after a hard day.
Regulatory Status: Sweet orange essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
How to Store Your Oil: Keep your essential oils stored in a cool dark place. Sweet orange (and all citrus oils), pine, and juniper should all be stored in the fridge to prevent oxidation. If an oil spoils from heat and oxidizes, it can cause skin irritation.
Oils That Blend Well With Sweet Orange: Sweet orange has a pleasantly sweet, fresh, and fruity scent. It blends well with:
basil Ocimum basilicum
cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum
clary sage Salvia sclarea
clove Syzygium aromaticum
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
lemon Citrus limonum
neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara
nutmeg Myristica fragrans
UPLIFTING CITRUS BLEND:
Clary sage Salvia sclarea oil: 2 drops
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi oil: 2 drops
Sweet orange Citrus sinensis oil: 2 drops
Gorse Ulex europaeus flower essence: 3 drops
Mustard Sinapis arvensis flower essence: 3 drops
Blend all ingredients in a one-ounce bottle. You can add this blend to one ounce of base oil, such as sweet almond, for a 1% dilution, which is suitable for most users. You can also use this blend to prepare a room spray, or add to a candle.