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Orange

ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100%  pure Sweet Orange Essential Oil is cold pressed from  oranges, wild  grown in the Dominican Republic and organically grown in the USA. The wild is beautiful, unique Sweet Orange, with and unexpected richness from its exotic origins -- the organic is the classic Sweet Orange aroma.  The cultivation for both is especially nice for a citrus fruit, where the oil is pressed directly from the outer peels.
 

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
A relatively small evergreen tree, this variety of Orange tree is native to China yet now widely cultivated in North America, and the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy and France.


Method of Extraction: Cold pressed

Parts Used: Peel

Country of Origin: USA

Cultivation Method: Certified organic


Blends Well With:  Bay, Benzoin, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, May Chang, Marjoram, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang


Aroma:  Citrus, fresh, fruity, sugary sweet with floral backnote
 

Contraindications: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.  Use caution with applying to skin.
 

About the Oil
Sweet  Orange essential oil is the oil produced from the fruit of the orange tree - Other 'orange' essential oils are from the bitter orange tree: Petitgrain oil being produced from the leaves, Neroli oil  from the blossoms, and Bergamot being pressed from the peels.
 

Aromatherapy Notes
Sweet Orange essential oil is brightly fragrant, uplifting the emotions and the mind. Orange oil is a lovely to blend with, adding a sweet citrus note.  It harmonizes particularly well with spice oils such as Clove, floral oils such as Lavender and musk-like aromatics such as that in  Frankincense.


Traditional Uses

Orange essential oil has been used for its calming, sedative effects and its anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, and anticoagulant  actions. In Chinese medicine the dried sweet orange peel is used to treat coughs, colds, anorexia and malignant breast sores.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Carminative, Choleretic, Digestive, Fungicidal, Hypotensive, Sedative (nervous system), Stimulant (digestive and lymphastic), Stomachic, Tonic.


Safety

Generally considered non-toxic, large amounts of Orange oil are not healthy to ingest or apply topically. In addition, it should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight, as it may  cause heightened sensitivity.

Oregano

OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL


Quick Overview

100%  pure Oregano oil is obtained from a steam distillation of whole Oregano herbs  wild crafted in Turkey. This is a very potent, pure oregano essential oil with a balance of important constituents, including high levels of Carvacrol. Oregano is considered to have the strongest antibacterial action of any essential oil.
 

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Also called 'wild marjoram', 'grove marjoram' and 'joy of the  mountain', this variety of Oregano is a hardy perennial herb that grows in a bush up to 90 centimeters in height with small, ovate,  fragrant leaves and pink-purple flowers.  
 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Dried flowering herb

Country of Origin: Turkey

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted


Blends Well With:  Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cedar Atlas, Chamomile-Roman, Eucalyptus-Lemon, Cypress, Eucalyptus-radiata, Lavender, Lemon, May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Oakmoss Absolute, Orange, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Thyme.
 

Scent:  Herbaceous and camphoraceous
 

Contraindications:  Dermal toxin, skin irritant, mucous membrane irritant. Do not use during pregnancy, on babies or  children under 18.  Do not use in baths.
 

About the Oil
Oregano is one of the strongest antibacterial essential oils. You can smell the oil's power from the first moment the bottle is opened -  the  aroma is quite intense. 


Aromatherapy Notes
According to some aromatherapists, oregano essential oil may be  best used when a strong response to bacterial infection is needed; it has a broad spectrum of bactericidal and anti-microbial   action.


Traditional Uses

Ancient Egyptians prized oregano for its ability to disinfect  wounds and   speed up the healing process. It’s also believed that they used it in mummification. Throughout the centuries, oregano has been  used to sooth coughs, calm digestive disorders, relax tension, and relieve insomnia.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

For pain, anti-viral, fungicide, flu, parasites, stimulant, tonic for entire system, aches and pains of the joints, antiseptic, expectorant, infections, lowers cholesterol levels in the blood,  muscle relaxant, helps you accomplish household tasks, internal  infections, scabies, head   lice, viral & bacterial pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, viral diseases.


Safety

Oregano oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and a non-irritant.