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Orange Essential Oil


Orange Essential Oil

Citrus sinensis


The orange tree is a small evergreen fruit tree that can measure 10 m in height, it belongs to the Rustaceae family. Its dark green leaves are shiny and thick, its white flowers exalt a delicious and so characteristic orange scent. The orange tree produces the famous citrus fruit, the sweet orange.

Origin and history

Originally from Southwest Asia, its cultivation is now widespread in the Mediterranean regions (Portugal, Spain, Italy), but also in California and Florida. Very popular for its fragrance, orange is appreciated for its softness, its power to soothe and bring serenity. If its properties are recognized in aromatherapy and perfumery, orange essence will subtly enhance your desserts and immerse you in a taste journey reminiscent of childhood...

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid, slightly cloudy

Color: yellow, orange

Smell: fruity, fresh, sweet, characteristic of orange

Distilled parts: Cold expression of the pericarp (bark, zest) of the fruit

Country of production: Italy

Density: 0.842 – 0.850

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: limonene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may pose an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do a test application in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixtures.


Organic orange essential oil (citrus sinensis) is known for its action on the psyche:

  • relaxing
  • Antidepressant
  • Calming
  • sedative

 It is interesting for the body and also during the cooling period:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • depurative
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive


Organic orange essential oil soothes anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, sleep disorders and depressive states. It fights against digestive disorders and decongests the tissues (cellulite, edema).

In the kitchen, its gourmet aroma will seduce you and will deliciously flavor your culinary preparations.

Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment. Orange essential oil is photosensitizing. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure.

Oral route:

2 drops of organic orange essential oil, 3 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, for sleep disorders.

On the skin :

2 drops of organic orange essential oil + 3 drops of organic sesame vegetable oil, massage into the solar plexus and the hollows of the wrists, for anxiety or a simple moment of relaxation.

On broadcast:

Used in atmospheric diffusion, orange essential oil disinfects your rooms, invites you to a moment of serenity by delivering its soft and reassuring scent.

Possible synergy

Synergy: Lemon, Mint

Energy value and synergy

In energetic aromatherapy, orange essential oil is associated with the 2nd chakra "Svadhisthana", the umbilicus chakra. Its color is orange.

Orange essential oil promotes meditation, fights stress and anxiety. If it fights against sleep disorders, it facilitates premonitory dreams.

Synergy: Lavender, Ylang ylang

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you would like more information about essential oils, please consult a physician.