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This unpretentious essential oil is used in aromatherapy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nervous digestive problems.

Skin Concern / Treatment
  
     Irritated skin

     Mature skin
     Dry skin

Benefits

It is a sunny and radiant oil, bringing happiness and warmth to the mind and helps people to relax and helps children to sleep at night. When used in a cream, lotion or oil it also assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify a congested skin and although it is a good general skin tonic, it is great for older more mature skin, dealing with dermatitis, as well as acne and soothing a dry irritated skin.  The general tonic action seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin. As a blended massage oil or added to a bath, it assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins, boost the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.

Oil properties
Sweet orange oil has a sweet, fresh and tangy smell, is yellow to orange in color and watery in viscosity.

Origin of Sweet orange oil
This evergreen tree has dark green leaves and white flowers and bright orange round fruit with rough skin. The trees are native to China, but are now cultivated extensively in America.

Extraction orange oil
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.

Orange oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, orange oil blends particularly well with black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, frankincense, sandalwood and vetiver.

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