Plant/part: Orange tree/petals (source china, france, portugal and italy)
Latin name: Citrus aurantium
Note: Middle to base
Extraction: Enfleurage /distillation
Aroma: Slightly sweet, clear and penetrating.
Properties: Beautiful floral oils soothes, relaxes, uplifts the spirit and helps maintain confidence. Exquisite aroma. Excellent skin care oil, perfect for aging, dry sensitive skin and on scars and stretch marks. Sensual properties. Is an aid to improve sluggish circulation, relieves tension, stress and anxiety, useful for apprehension like stage fright.
Its tranquillising action on the sympathetic nervous system makes a good remedy in cases of insomnia, especially where sleep is disturbed due to depression. Also helpful with neuralgia (nerve pain), headaches and vertigo. Its antispasmodic action promotes a calming effect on the intestines and can be helpful with colitis and diarrhoea. Soothes palpitations of the heart and cleanses the blood, improving circulation – generally a very good tonic.
Chemical constituents: Linalol, linalyl acetate, limonene, pinene, nerolidol, geraniol, nerol, indole, citral, jasmone.
Precautions: Very relaxing but not suitable when a clear head and concentration are needed.
Blends: Benzoin, bergamot, coriander, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood , ylang ylang. For a really luxurious blend mix with rose absolute and jasmine absolute oils.