Sweet Orange Essential Oil

About the Plant

Common Names Orange Tree
Latin Name Citrus sinensis
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Plant Detail The tree leaves are always green.
Native Region Eastern Asia

About the Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Inci Name CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL OIL
Essential Oil Name Sweet orange essential oil
Origin Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico
Part used Zest/peel
Scent Sweet, Fresh, Spicy
Extraction Period Cold Expression
Production Between 2 and 8 ML of essential oil with 1 KG of sweet orange*

*Franchomme, P. La science des huiles essentielles médicinales. (Guy Trédaniel, 2015).

Our expert Docteur Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil is one of the most notable citrus oils, both thanks to its health benefits and wide commercial production.

Here’s all you need to know about Sweet Orange Oil, and how you can benefit from incorporating this element of aromatherapy into your daily rituals.

Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  1. Calm your mood: Research suggests that this natural oil can help to calm the heart rate and reduce levels of cortisol secretion to help keep feelings of stress and anxiety to a minimum.
  2. Sleep better: Sweet Orange Oil can have a calming effect on the mind and body and can therefore help reduce problems with sleeping.

Other citric Essential Oils, such as Grapefruit Oil and Bergamot Oil are also renowned for their antimicrobial uses.

Where does Sweet Orange Essential Oil come from?

The Sweet Orange tree is instantly recognisable, with dark green leaves, white flowers and vibrant orange fruit. Native to China, the Sweet Orange has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, but it is now cultivated extensively in America.

History of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • Traditional medicine: Folk remedies of the Mediterranean region used the healing properties of Sweet Orange Essential Oil to treat a variety of conditions, from the common cold, to skin infections and spasms.
  • Good fortune: In China, the Sweet Orange is believed to symbolise good fortune, which makes them not only a well-used ingredient in medicine, but also in traditional offerings and gifts.
  • Medicine first: It is believed that the Europeans first discovered the medicinal benefits of the Sweet Orange thanks to its refreshing taste, being grown in bulk by the wealthy in private orangeries.

Facts about Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • Age-old fruit: The orange tree has come to be known as the oldest and most commonly cultivated plant and fruit in the world.
  • Fruit of the gods: Centuries ago, oranges were considered the fruit of the gods, and are pictured in the story of Hercules and Titan Atlas as the ‘golden apples’.

Not just a delicious taste, adopting Sweet Orange Essential Oil into your health and beauty routine can help transform your mind, body and skin.