ORANGE

Lipstick & Roses Ingredient

Other Names:

Citrus Aurantium

Parts Used:

fruit, blossoms, rind and essential oil

Skin Type:

All Skin Types; excellent for mature, oily and acne-prone skins

Comedogenicity Rating:

unknown

Natural SPF:

offers a degree of UVA & UVB protection; SPF 30

Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:

Wold-wide cultivation in warm climate areas; Unlike most essential oils that are extracted using steam distillation, most citrus oils including Orange Oil are extracted by cold pressing the rinds of the orange.

Constituents:

limonene, aldehydes, octanal, decanal, flavonoids, hesperidin, neohesperidin, naringin, tangeretin, nobiletin, coumarins, umbelliferone, dimethoxycoumarin, bergapten, triterpenes, limonin, vitamin C, carotenoids, pectin, alpha pinene, citronellal, geranial, sabinenemyrcenelinalool, neral

Health & Beauty Benefits:

carminative, aromatic, stomachic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, tonic, sedative, cholagogue

It serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia and is very good for maintaining healthy, smooth and glamorous skin. It also helps to cure acne and dermatitis.

An overall excellent skin tonic, orange oil is used to support clear skin. In the home orange oil can be used (diluted) as a powerful grease cutter and cleaning agent.

Warnings/Contraindications:

Orange essential oil displays photo-toxicity. It tastes bitter and if ingested in large quantities, it may result in vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite.

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Sweet Orange Essential Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 372.]

 

“Orange” Potters Herbal Encyclopedia (Williamson) [CW Daniel Company Limited 2003] pgs. 320-321

happyzine.co.nz/2012/01/18/the-good-news-about-natures-spf-protection-by-joel-le-blanc/

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

Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil