Orange Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Orange Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis

Oil Overview

Orange essential oil has a fresh sweet and tangy odour. It is yellow to orange in colour. It has a thin viscosity.

Oil Sources

Oranges are native to China. Orange oil is extracted from the orange peel by the process of cold-pressing.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial.



Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Anti inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Sedative, Tonic

Possible Uses

Accumulation of Toxins, Colds and Flu, Coldness (Physical and Emotional), Constipation, Digestion, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Obesity, Stress, Tension, Water Retention


Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun

Detail of Warnings

It is a safe non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil but can have a phototoxic effect.
It should therefore preferably not be applied before going out into sun.

Compatible Combination Oils

Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Ginger, Sandalwood


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