By the early 20th century, Orange Sweet Essential Oil was used extensively in the perfume industry. Oranges became a cultivated fruit nearly 5,000 years ago with the ancient Chinese who used orange peels to treat a range of ailments. In 800 AD Arab traders introduced oranges to other places in the world including eastern Africa and the Middle East. The citrus fruit gradually spread by way of traders and explorers and gained immense popularity.
Though orange trees are native to China, they are now cultivated in tropical areas around the word like California and Florida, South America, Portugal, France, and the Mediterranean region. The orange tree itself is a small evergreen that grows fruit with a sweet pulp. Orange sweet essential oil extraction can occur in a few ways. Superior quality Orange oil is extracted through either cold-pressing or steam distilling a ripe orange peel.
Orange Sweet essential oil of pure and high quality is yellowy-orange with a sweet and fresh-fruit scent. Its most prominent active ingredient (85-96%) is limonene, a potent antioxidant that can fight inflammation and free radical damage. Overall, Orange oil is known for its therapeutic properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, and tonic.
Emotionally, Orange Sweet essential oil is an uplifting essential oil that can boost energy, elevate mood, and generally improve positivity. This is most effective when diffused and inhaled since the oil directly effects the olfactory system of the brain to induce emotional responses. A blend of 2 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Grapefruit, and 1 drop Orange Sweet essential oil as a wonderful diffuser recipe to stimulate joy.
Physically, Orange essential oil is very valuable. Its strong store of limonene defends against free radicals and inflammation that cause basic illnesses in addition to cancer and tumors. This oil can also improve blood flow to minimise hypertension, reduce headaches, and even improve libido. All of these effects result in reduced muscle, bone, and joint pain. It’s best to mix Sweet Orange oil with a carrier oil and massage into sore and swollen areas.
Orange oil is also a household staple for its value in deodorisers, cleaners, and soaps. A few drops of orange oil and one cup of lemon juice can disinfect and deodorise a dishwasher, while Sweet Orange oil added to a mixture of vinegar and water makes a perfect household cleaner.