Orange essential oil properties

Uses and benefits of orange essential oil

Characteristics of sweet orange essential oil

Illustration of orange tree

Profile of the plant: This oil is squeezed from the sweet orange peel, the fruit of the sweet orange tree, a tree native to China.

Characteristics of orange essential oil

  • Sweet, warm, mildly acidic and rewarding.
  • It is a fragrance of high note, whose smell is perceived quickly by having very volatile components.

Properties of orange essential oil

This oil can be considered:

  • Anxiolytic
  • Hypnotic
  • Antistress
  • Antidepressant

Main uses of orange essential oil

  • The essential oil of orange tree relieves congested skins and depression, mood swings, anxiety and emotional stress.
  • In aromatherapy is attributed properties to lift the mood, tone the mind and increase intellectual concentration.
  • Applied topically, it is antiseptic.

Toxicity of the essential oil of orange tree

The essential oil of orange tree is photosensitizer, avoid exposure to the sun or UVA rays during 12 hours after its application.

* Related information: Orange blossom properties

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 November, 2019

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