Essential Oil – Orange

£4.50

10ml Bottle

1 in stock

Orange Essential Oil

Plant/Part         Fruit/Peel

Latin Name     Citrus Sinensis

Note                Top

Extraction        Expression

Aroma

A zesty and refreshing fragrance.

Features

Three different essential oils are obtained from the orange tree, Neroli from the lovely white flowers, Petitgrain from the leaves and Orange from the peel. The orange tree is native to China and India and was brought to Europe around the 17th century. These days it is abundant in the Mediterranean region of Israel and the Americas.

History

Long held as the symbol of innocence. Known in England around the 16th century. See Neroli for further history on the orange tree.

Mind

Helps relieve depression. Dispels tension and stress encouraging a positive outlook. Reviving when feeling bored and lacking in energy.

Body

Seems to have a calming action on the stomach, especially on nervous states. Balancing on gastric complaints, diarrhoea and constipation. Stimulates bile and helps digest fats. Aids absorption of vitamin C which in turn wards off viral infection. Can help in reducing temperature. Helps with the formation of collagen, vital for growth and repair of body tissues. Use when suffering from lack of energy and to detoxify the system after overindulgence.

Effect on skin

Use to banish after sun wrinkles, dry skin and dermatitis. All in all a good skin tonic.

Blends

Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniperberry, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Ylang Ylang.

Essential Oils to Avoid

Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon

Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage

High Blood Pressure – Rosemary

Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric

Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.

Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric

Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine

They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.

Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.

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