Botanical/INCI name: citrus aurantium (orange) peel oil
Botanical family: rutaceae
Country of Origin: Brazil
Orange essential oil is yellow orange or dark orange in color with a warm, fresh, citrus, sweet aroma.
Areas of Body Affected: Liver, stomach, skin, circulatory system, lungs, digestive system, immune system, nervous system.
Properties of Oil: Anti-infectious, antispasmodic, calmative, carminative, cholagogic, stomachic, antidepressive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal, hypotensive, nervous sedative, digestive and lymphatic stimulant, tonic.
Physical Conditions: Mouth ulcers, obesity, water retention, bronchitis, chills, abdominal distention, poor appetite, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dyspepsia, spasm, colds, flu, irritable bowel, headaches, tension, insomnia.
Holistic Uses: In Chinese medicine, neutral action, wood element, circulates stagnant Liver, Stomach and Intestinal Qi, tonifies Stomach Qi, alleviates general symptoms of stagnant Liver Qi. Psychologically, good for perfectionists who have little tolerance for mishaps and mistakes, those who have trouble delegating. Facilitates adaptability through relaxation, encourages energy, gives courage, counters emotion of worry. Affinity for 2nd chakras.
Exceptions: Generally non-toxic, although large quantities have been known to be fatal to children.
Blends Well With: Orang is a top note, blending well with lavender, neroli, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove- almost all oils. Good for extending expensive oils.
Chemical Components: Over 90% monoterpenes, mainly limonene. Cold pressed oil also contains bergapten, auraptenol and acids.
Process of Extraction: Cold express (hand or machine) of fresh ripe or almost ripe outer peel and steam distillation of fresh, ripe, or almost ripe outer peel.