Sweet Orange Essential Oil is most often referred to simply as Orange Oil.
Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis. This is done by a method called cold pressing, which uses pressure to squeeze the oils from the rind. Sometimes, the leaves and flowers from the orange plant can be used as well.
With its versatility, affordability and wonderfully uplifting aroma, Orange Essential Oil is one of the most popular of essential oils within aromatherapy. The aroma of Orange Oil is cheerful and helps to improve the aroma of a stale-smelling or smoky room. Orange Essential Oil has become a popular ingredient within a wide assortment of natural (and some not-so-natural) household cleaning products.
What is it most commonly used for?
Orange essential oil has a variety of uses. These can include applications to:
lift your mood or reduce stress
treat skin conditions such as acne
reduce pain or inflammation
relieve stomach upset
use as a natural household cleaner
add a pleasant scent to a room or to products like perfumes and cleaners
give flavor to a variety of foods and beverages
Orange essential oil appears to be effective at reducing levels of stress and anxiety. It may also be beneficial for depression, although more research is needed.