Orange essential oil, Citrus sinensis (also known as Citrus aurantium var. dulcis and C. aurantium var. sinensis) of the Rutaceae family is a time-tested remedy going back thousands of years.This essential oil is obtained from the peels of orange by cold compression. Unlike other citrus fruits, oranges do not continue to ripen after picking.
The essential oil of orange has a wide variety of domestic, industrial, and medicinal uses. Well-known for its uplifting and worry-reducing properties, orange oil carries cheerfulness while simultaneously calms, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant. Orange oil is used in many Curacao type liqueurs and for the flavoring of food, drink and confectionery and when added to furniture polish, helps to protect against damage from insects. Orange oil blends particularly well with black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, frankincense, sandalwood and vetiver.
The most abundant phytochemical in orange is d-limonene, at between 80-96 percent. D-limonene has been widely studied for its applications for health, and especially for cancer. Other main chemical components of orange oil are a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene,, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial.
Yellow orange to deep orange clear liquid
Sweet, Fresh, Citrus
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Sweet Orange, Navel Orange
0.835-0.855 @ 20°C
1.468-1.490 @ 20°C
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Insoluble in Water; soluble in alcohols
INDUSTRIAL AND DOMESTIC USES
Domestically, Orange Oil is used to add flavours to beverages, desserts, ice creams.Edible grade orange oil is one of the best and healthiest way to add orangey flavor to cakes, cookies, and desserts.Industrially, Orange oil is used in room freshners, body lotions, sprays, confectionery and bakery items. Orange essential oil works as a fabulous natural and organic solvent. It has the potential to do away with the glues, grease, and paints from various surfaces, including your stovetop.
Orange actually has a natural anti-depressant effect. It is one of the effects that comes through strongest with this essential oil, just a quick inhale of this aroma brings freshly renewed positivity to your heart and mind. Orange Oil is used in aromatherapy due to its calming and mood lifting properties, which is best for people who suffers from depression. As a stimulant it helps to increase your energy levels too. A very small amount of orange oil reminds you of happy moments and create relaxed feeling.
ANTI-AGING AND SKIN CLEANSING
From teenagers with acne to dry, aging skin, orange has a role to play. Orange oil is rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which makes it one of the best oil to be used for improving skin quality and dryness problems. A natural skincare product that has sweet orange oil as one of the ingredients will help to reduce wrinkles, tighten facial pores, reduce dark spots, plump up fine lines, and restore your skin’s suppleness and elasticity. Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) − extracted from orange peels — provides protection against UV light.
GETS RID OF ANTS
Orange oil not only provides health benefits but it also helps you to keep your house neat and clean. It is widely used by organic farmers to repel ants. A little amount of oil can wipe out entire colony of ants.
Besides being such an effective mind and body healer, limonene, a component that makes up greater than 90% of pure orange oil, has amazing anti-cancer properties. It inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. Therefore, this oil has cancer- fighting potential.