Orange 5 Fold Essential Oil
Folded Essential Oils: Through extended distillation, terpenes are removed from the oil rendering it more suitable for cosmetic applications. This removes those elements that made the cold-pressed oil phototoxic and allows it to be used in skin and hair-care formulations without concern for exposure to the sun.
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed, then steam distilled.
Color: Dark orange to golden brown liquid
Common Uses: Properties for Orange Five Fold Essential Oil are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress. The increased concentration of the essential oil fragrance makes the oil perfect for soap & candle making.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark and Clove Bud.
Aromatic Scent: Orange Five Fold Essential Oil has a sweet, citrus smell much like the orange peels it is derived from, only more intense and concentrated.
History: There is some argument, but it is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.
Cautions: Some aromatherapists have reported that a small percentage of few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of sweet orange. Orange Essential Oil is considered photo-toxic and exposure to sunlight should be avoided. Do not use if pregnant.