Orange Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated.
Sweet Orange is an evergreen tree, smaller and less hard than the bitter orange tree. The fruit is sweet with no bitter membrane. It is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.
The most prominent active ingredients in orange oil are limonene (which is about 85–96 percent of the extract) and myrcene (0.5–3 percent). Limonene is especially considered a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage and inflammation that can lead to various diseases.
According to research, the benefits of orange oil may include:
Fighting cancerous tumors
Killing bacteria and pathogens
Cautions: All essential oils should be diluted before use. For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of the reach of children.