Organic Sweet Orange Oil-
Aroma: Fresh, orange, citrus
Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, revitalizing
Corresponding Element: Air
Corresponding Planet: Sun
Benefits: Sweet orange is an antimicrobial that may be useful in fighting several strains of bacteria including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (staph bacteria) that are resistant to antibiotics. It may also prevent the growth of certain fungi. Limonene, a compound of the oil is being investigated as a potential cancer treatment and has been shown to inhibit growth of colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer cells in culture. Among its many other benefits, it may reduce stress hormone levels, relieve anxiety, help with symptoms of depression, increase exercise performance, and possibly promote weight loss.
Energetic Uses: Used to promote confidence, happiness, and wellbeing, Sweet Orange summons strong, positive energy and evokes the power and life-promoting energy of the Sun.
History and Folklore: Oranges are long believed to be a symbol of innocence and fertility. In Greek mythology, they are referred to as 'golden apples', and the scent of the sweet orange is associated with the Egyptian Goddess, Isis. The first mention of oranges came from Arab writings, and they are also mentioned in Chinese literature as early as 314 BC.
Primary Chakra Activation: 2nd (sacral), 4th (heart)
Plant Part: Fruit peel
Processing Method: Cold pressed
Cautions: Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.