Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Paragon Alternative’s essential oils are selected and approved by  Sajid Ali, D.N.M. They are the purest and best essential oils available.

 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil Origin and Extraction

Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or simply, Orange Oil), is taken from the peels of the fruit of the orange tree, using cold compression or centrifugation for the extraction. Orange trees are flowering evergreens. They originated in China but are grown in various parts of the world including California and Brazil. The botanical name is Citrus Sinensis.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil should not be confused with Neroli Oil, which is derived from the blossom of the bitter orange tree.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil Indications/Uses  

Sweet Orange Essential Oil supports heath and well-being.  It is perhaps best known for its ability to produce a happy, optimistic outlook and emotional balance, thanks to its anti-depressant properties.

This oil also is known for its role in preventing and minimizing the symptoms of colds and flus, and for supporting the immune system in general.

Sweet Orange Oil is used to combat obesity and constipation, and for its ability to support optimal water balance and for eliminating toxins.

Having mild aphrodisiac properties, Sweet Orange Oil may stimulate libido and address issues pertaining to sexual functioning.

The oil is anti-inflammatory, making it a good choice to reduce or hasten the healing of pain and discomfort.    As a cholagogue, this oil helps with glandular secretions, therefore supporting menstruation, lactation, the production of digestive juices and more.

Orange Essential Oil is an antiseptic, helping wounds heal without infection and helping to prevent sepsis.  As an anti-spasmodic, it helps prevent spasms, muscle cramps, chronic coughing and diarrhea. As a carminative agent, it helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas, and relaxes abdominal muscles so gas can move downward easily rather than upwards.

There is some evidence to suggest that Orange Essential Oil may improve cognitive function in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil Contra Indications

Sweet Orange Essential Oil displays photo toxicity. Avoid exposing skin to sun after applying this oil.

Sweet Orange Oil may cause digestive upset if used in large quantities.

It is viewed as among the safest of the Essential Oils.

Essential Oils are natural, contracted oils that have the fragrance of the plant from which they originated. Most typically, the oils are extracted from the plant through distillation. In many cases, the distillation process involves the use of steam.  As steam passes through the plant’s stems, seeds, flowers or leaves, it assists in vaporizing the volatile compounds.

While essential oils have various uses, they have a long documented history of medicinal value. Essential Oils can support overall health, act as a treatment or remedy for various medical or psychological conditions or help prevent infections and illness.

Essential Oils should not be used on animals as they can have adverse effects.

Our Philosophy of Health and Well-Being

Our philosophy and approach is to facilitate health by balancing and restoring the body’s systems to optimal well-being. Hence, rather than treating symptoms or diseases, we aim to reduce and remove blockages to overall health.

Sources

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_oil

101 Herbs

http://www.101herbs.com/orange-oil.html

Organic Facts

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/orange-essential-oil.html

Pub Med

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20377818

Aroma Web

http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/sweet-orange-oil.asp