ORANGE OIL, WILD, BELIZE

Latin Name:  Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck, Brazil variety, fam. Rutaceae

Part of Plant:  Peel

Country of Origin:  Belize

Method of Production:  Expressed

 

Wild Orange essential oil, also known as Sweet Orange and sometimes just Orange oil, is usually a by-product of the juicing industry and is produced by either the steam distillation or the mechanical expression of the peels of the fruit of the Citrus sinensis tree.  These citrus trees that can come in different varieties like Navel and Valencia, are a member of the Rutaceae botanical family.  Originating around southern Asia, they are now commonly cultivated in many countries around the world.  It should not be confused with Bitter Orange essential oil (Citrus x aurantium) that is phototoxic.

 

Wild Orange essential oil with its bright, citrusy aroma, is one of the most popular essential oils and is a favorite among children.  It blends well with most other oils and is commonly used in blends to hide other less desirable aromas.  It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically.  It is also a popular addition to masculine blends, perfect for adding to a beard oil.  Try blending with Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, and Grapefruit for an invigorating and uplifting aroma to diffuse on a dreary winter day.  Also, consider blending with oils like Cedarwood, Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, or Vetiver and properly dilute for a calming and relaxing massage oil.

 

Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).

 

Safety: 

Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  

 

DISCLAIMER: 

This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).


 

References:

Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

 

Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone

 

Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

 

ORANGE OIL, WILD, BELIZE

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