The essential oil of the Sweet Orange is delightfully bright and cheery, strongly antidepressant. Used in the aroma lamp, it brightens the atmosphere of a room. Blended with any of the spice or coniferous oils it makes a wonderful winter holiday blend. Orange is refreshing and relaxing.
Sweet Orange oil (and its “kissing cousin” Blood Orange ) are not believed to be photosensitizers so are safe to use in skincare products. It is generally considered mild enough for use with small children. As said earlier, of all the oils where organic as opposed to conventional farming methods make a difference, the citrus fruit oils lead the way. After all, when a crop is sprayed with insecticides, it is the rind of the orange that is coated with and absorbs the chemicals. Many of these chemicals carry through to the essential oils, and more are contained in cold pressed oils. The use of organic cold pressed oils will eliminate the chemical residue completely.
If you love orange, you owe it to yourself to try this oil. If you ever use orange essential oil internally, you must have this.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 1 to 2 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.