Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Places of Origin: Italy / USA
Extraction Method:Cold Pressed
Plant Part:Citrus Peel
Commonly known as Sweet Orange,
Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) has a
medium‐strength citrusy, sweet aroma that
is great to use when you need to
experience a little joy.
Opening a bottle of Orange Essential Oil (citrus sinensis) is a feast for the senses. When you inhale the sweet, bright, and clean aroma, you can almost envision rows upon rows of citrus trees that are weighted down with perfectly round fruits, or that glass of liquid sunshine set out on the breakfast table. While the orange fruit is packed with delicious nutrients, such as vitamin C, potassium, folate, and thiamin, it’s the antioxidant-rich essential oil that’s perfect for the mind, body, mood, and home. That’s why we included Orange Essential Oil as part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Relief and Cleaning collections.
To help you get a little more acquainted with Orange Essential Oil, let’s explore some of its benefits and most common uses.
Throughout the centuries, the orange fruit has crisscrossed the globe. Believed to have originated in Asia, China, and India, oranges made their way to the Mediterranean in the 1400s or 1500s. As the fruit made its way across the European continent, wealthy citizens used oranges for medicinal purposes, treating everything from the flu to skin infections. In the 1500s, explorers and farmers brought orange trees to the United States, planting them particularly in Florida and California.
Our Orange Essential Oil is sourced from Brazil and Italy and is collected through cold-pressed extraction. By using this distillation method with the orange peel, we can preserve all the good stuff that makes the oil beneficial, such as the antioxidants, rather than destroying them with heat.
From enhancing skin care to uplifting the mood, Orange Essential Oil provides several health benefits. Let’s take a look at just a few of the many applications of and benefits from Orange Essential Oil:
Orange Essential Oil for Skin and Hair Care
Orange Essential Oil is very gentle and is a great addition to any skin care routine. Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, the oil can help balance skin tone for dry, dehydrated, or oily complexions. Soothe skin blemishes, use as part of your anti-aging regimen, and help brighten your complexion with Orange Essential Oil. You can also add Orange oil to your favorite carrier oil, blend it into your daily moisturizer, or add it to an exfoliating salt scrub.
Orange Essential Oil for a Joyful Mood
It’s no mystery as to why so many people use Orange oil for aromatherapy purposes. What’s more uplifting than that bright, cheerful aroma of Orange Essential Oil? If you want to ease anxiety or depression, or if you just need an afternoon mood lift, try adding a few drops of Orange oil to your diffuser.
Orange Essential Oil for Cleaning
Orange Essential Oil features antimicrobial properties, making it a great ingredient for a DIY kitchen or bathroom cleaner. According to a 2013 study, researchers believe that essential oils in general actually weaken the cell walls of resistant bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. Another study that was published in 2018 linked Orange Essential Oil specifically to the inhibition of salmonella.
Orange Essential Oil as an Anti-Inflammatory
The anti-inflammatory properties of Orange Essential Oil may help alleviate a multitude of symptoms related to inflammation, including headaches, PMS cramps, and muscle or joint aches. Dilute Orange Essential Oil in a carrier oil, and massage it into the affected area to help increase blood flow.
Other Ways to Use Orange Essential Oil
Soften Dry Hands
Mix all ingredients together and store in a dark, glass bottle. Use at night before going to bed. Apply mixture generously to hands and massage thoroughly. Put on a pair of 100% cotton gloves and wear overnight. In the morning, massage hands thoroughly once again before washing.
Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Close tightly and massage bag until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Store mixture in a clean, sealable container. Using your fingertips, massage a small amount into your lips and rinse with warm water. Use within 3 months.