While primarily being consumed as one of Earth’s natural delicacies, the sweet orange is a wonderfully fruity essential oil. The sweet orange is known for being one of the eldest and most commonly grown fruit on Earth, with a treasure trove of historical value in countless societies and cultures.
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Bahia Sweet Orange
While primarily being consumed as one of Earth’s natural delicacies, the Sweet Orange is a wonderfully fruity essential oil. The Sweet Orange is known for being one of the eldest and most commonly grown fruit on Earth, with a treasure trove of historical value in countless societies and cultures.
In today’s time, you can see citrus being utilized in numerous cleaning products, detergent, and soap. Orange oil is a wonderful addition to cosmetics, oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, air fresheners, and scented candles. Meanwhile, the juice, rind, and leaves of the Sweet Orange are commonly used in cooking, whether it be for seasoning savory dishes, adding a boost of citrus to baked goods, garnishments, or flavoring for confections, candies, and other sweets. The leaves can also be boiled to make orange tea. When applied topically or diffused, our Sweet Orange Essential Oil carries a soothing, uplifting, clearing effect on the mind and body.
Touch (feel): Mild to thick.
Aroma (scent): Strong, energizing, tangy, sweet, bold, warming.
Visual (look): Golden in color.
Topical: Add 3-5 drops of EO to 1 ounce of carrier oil such as coconut, grapeseed or olive oil, mix well and apply to the skin or use as a generalized massage oil. Pairs well with the EO’S of Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cloves, and Clary Sage.
Diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of EO to the diffuser; may be safely combined with equal amounts of up to 2 different EO’s to enhance effectiveness; pairs well with EO’s of Cinnamon, Vanilla, Cloves, and Clary Sage.
Highlighted Chemical Compounds:
A-pinene, aldehyde sabinene, myrcene, D Limonene, terpineol, linalool, citronellal, neral, geranial, B-carotin.
Warnings and Precautions: As with all citrus products, avoid applying to skin in direct sunlight. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Our oils are not for consumption. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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100% Therapeutic Grade
In Ancient Times/Ancient Story: The Sweet Orange is cherished due to its tangy, sweet flavor and aroma, assumed to have originated from countries such as China, Morocco, Tunisia, northeastern India, and parts of Europe, eventually being introduced into South America by the Spaniards. In early European history, authors wrote about what was known as Persian citrus and that it carried a magnificent fragrance.
Around the 1400’s–1500’s, Italian merchants and Portuguese explorers brought it to the Mediterranean region. When it reached Florida, the fruit flourished in the state’s subtropical climate, leading Florida to become the largest exporter of the fruit in North America. While Columbus is believed to be the first to have brought a citrus fruit to South America in the late 1400’s, records show that various citrus trees, including that of the Sweet Orange, were cultivated in the American colonies around 1565 in Saint Augustine, Florida, likely by Ponce de Leon."
Ancient Usage: We see the Chinese influence in the fruit's usage the most, with the Sweet Orange tree called Citrus x sinensis, or sinensis, meaning "Chinese." In China, the Sweet Orange has been used not only for its extract, but for the dried fruit rind which is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine and cooking. In ACM originating from the Song Dynasty, chénpí or 陳皮, is a sun-dried citrus peel derived from a variety of different types of oranges, whether it be the tangerine, bitter orange, or mandarin. It is commonly used in the well-known Hunanese dish “Orange Chicken”, along with various recipes for mooncakes, porridge, and even tea.
Ancient Beliefs: In China, oranges are a symbol of prosperity and wealth, as well as good fortune. It was believed to regulate Ch'i and other bodily ailments. Likewise, it was thought to be a remedy for poisoning, a cure for unpleasant breath, and a repellant to moths. When the popularity of the Sweet Orange skyrocketed as it was slowly introduced to other parts of the world, Europeans started seeing the Sweet Orange as not only a medicinal miracle, but a status symbol. Being grown in private orchards; it was now believed to be a signifier of class and wealth.