Oranges are believed native to the tropical regions of Asia, especially the Malay Archipelago. Orange probably spread from its native habitat to India and the east coast of Africa and from there to the eastern Mediterranean region by the Roman conquests, who developed the Arab trade routes. By the time Christopher Columbus sailed, orange trees were common in the Canary Islands. Today oranges are cultivated in subtropical and tropical America, northern and eastern Mediterranean countries, Australia, and South Africa.
Orange plants arrived in Australia along with the early convicts and still thrive in all States and the Northern Territory.
Orange Sweet oil is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by cold expression.
Orange blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Pettigrain, Rose, Rosewood, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon and Nutmeg.
Orange Sweet essential oil has antidepressant qualities, traditionally used in the treatment of colds and flu. It calms nervous tension and stress related conditions. The oil is also very popular due to its uplifting and refreshing properties.
Orange Sweet Essential Oil is used in skin care to treat dull and oily complexions and has been known to stimulate lymph fluids which may assist in relieving swollen tissue. It is an effective product for stimulating, refreshing and rejuvenating the skin. It promotes sweating, which expels toxins making it a good skin tonic. It can be used in massage oils, candles, soaps, shower gels and other household products. Orange essential oil is idea for neutralizing the odor of smoky and stale smelling rooms. As with citrus oils in general, excellent as an air antiseptic to cleanse indoor environments and has a much-loved aroma.