Plant part used
Place of origin
An evergreen tree, smaller than the bitter variety, less hardy with fewer or no spines. The fruit has a sweet pulp and non-bitter membrane.
A zesty and refreshing citrus fragrance.
Method of extraction
Expression or cold pressing
Light, delightful and joyous describes Sweet Orange oil. Aromatically it possesses a quality that helps to bind blends of essential oils together when two or more oils are used.
Blends well with
Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Mind & Spirit – The cheerful nature of sweet orange conveys warmth and happiness, assists people to relax and unwind (vaporizer, bath or massage). Children love the aroma so it can be useful in assisting them to sleep (bath or vaporizer).
Skin & Hair – Beneficial and soothing to dry, irritated, or acne prone skin conditions (compress or massage).
May be lightly phototoxic – sensitive to sunlight.