Botanical name: Citrus aurantium dulcis
Plant part used: Fruit rinds
Distillation method: Cold pressed
Properties: Calmative, anticoagulant, sedative, stomachic, cholagogue, diuretic, tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, depurative.
Just like Summer with it’s warm weather, Sweet Orange instills a sense of joy and positivity. Records of the medicinal use of Orange date back to ancient China, where it was used to treat digestive complaints making this essential oil great value over the festive season when we fill our tummies with all of the delicious food. Sweet Orange essential oil acts as a stimulant to the liver and gallbladder, which may help improve digestion as well as regulate the speed of intestinal movement and may therefore be helpful in the treatment of both constipation and loose stools. If you feel you have just had one spoonful too many, Sweet Orange is a general tonic to calm an upset stomach for both adults, children and pregnant women.
If your skin is feeling sun-kissed after long days in the summer, try adding a drop of Sweet Orange essential oil to your nighttime moisturiser. The skin regenerative properties may help with improvement of rough, dull skin and bring life back to your skin while you sleep.