Oil Properties Sweet orange oil has a sweet, fresh and tangy smell, is yellow to orange in color and watery in viscosity. The shelf life is approximately 6 months. Origin This evergreen tree has dark green leaves and white flowers and bright orange round fruit with roughish skin. The trees are native to China, but are now cultivated extensively in America. Orange oil is used in many Curacao type liqueurs and for the flavoring of food, drink and confectionery and when added to furniture polish, helps to protect against damage from insects. Extraction Orange oil is extracted from the orange peel by cold-pressing and yields 0.3 -0.5 %. Chemical Composition The main chemical components of orange oil are a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial. Precautions It is a safe non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil, yet care must be taken with it since it can have a phototoxic effect. It should therefore preferably not be applied before going out into sunlight for prolonged periods.
Supplied in 10ml amber glass bottle with dropper and tamper evident cap.
MSDS & Allergens cert available on request.
In Aromatherapy Sweet Orange Oil is popularly used in blends intended to help alleviate feelings of depression, anger, anxiety and stress.