Essential oils

Sweet orange

Essential oils

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The orange was already consumed in China nearly 2200 years before our era. A source of vitamin C, orange is one of the most consumed fruits in the world. Its scientific name being citrus sinensis, in Madagascar there are several varieties of oranges but they are commonly called voasary. Grown in the central highlands of the island, oranges are not just considered fruit but their zest as with all citrus fruits is used in gastronomy and natural medicine.
Sweet Orange essential oil is highly concentrated in limonene and myrcene. These different molecules give it the following main properties:

  • Antiseptic, Sanitizer ++ (limonene): limonene, present at more than 90% in the essential oil of Sweet Orange, is bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral. It acts in particular on fungi responsible for pulmonary infections and it disinfects the ambient air. A use in atmospheric diffusion is therefore particularly recommended.

  • Calming, Sedative ++: Sweet Orange essential oil calms stress, and helps to relax, thanks to its spasmolytic, anxiolytic and sleep-promoting action.

  • Carminative, Stomachic ++ (limonene): limonene stimulates digestion: it acts on gastric motility, relieves nausea, prevents gastric hyperacidity by neutralizing certain acids. It also has choleretic and cholagogue activity: it promotes the production of bile by the liver and its expulsion in the intestine, which allows the digestion of fats and promotes detoxification of the liver (the bile neutralizes certain toxins). Finally, limonene promotes the expulsion of intestinal gas.

Botanical characteristics
  • Latin name: Citrus sinensis L. Persoon
  • Botanical family: Rutaceae
  • Distilled part: zest
  • Country of origin: Madagascar
Biochemical characteristics
  • limonene: 89 to 97%
  • myrcene: ≤ 5%
Physical characteristics
  • Density at 20 ° C: 0.842 to 0.850
  • Refractive index at 20 ° C: 1.470 to 1.476
  • Rotary power at 20 ° C: 94 ° to 99 °
  • Flash point: + 48 ° C
Organoleptic characteristics
  • Appearance: liquid which may become cloudy on lowering of the temperature
  • Color: yellow to orange
  • Odor: zesty, sweet, fruity
Aromeya offers sweet orange essential oil in the following cases:
  • Insomnia
  • Insect bites
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nervous system disorder
External use
Sweet orange essential oil can be used as a spray to clean and polish surfaces.

Against stress and anxiety, Aromeya recommends using 1 to 3 drops of essential oil of sweet orange in massage on the lower neck. It can also be mixed in milk or vegetable oil to incorporate it in the bath.

Add a drop of sweet orange essential oil to your skin every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.

To give your home a soothing fragrance, diffuse a few drops of Madagascar sweet orange essential oil for 15 to 30 minutes. Diffusion promotes sleep by reducing fatigue and provides an atmosphere of relaxation.
It is not recommended to expose yourself to the sun immediately after using sweet orange essential oil on the skin, which is photo-sensitizing.

Medical advice

Please seek medical advice before use for people with asthma.

Seek medical advice before use for people with epilepsy because of the high dose epileptogenic risk that this essential oil presents.

Skin application

Sweet Orange essential oil is irritating to the skin, so it must be diluted to 20% in a vegetable oil before any skin application (20% essential oil and 80% vegetable oil). Do not expose yourself to the sun after skin application.

In broadcast

Pregnant women and babies can use it in atmospheric diffusion.


You should not use the essential oil of sweet orange orally in case of gallstones.

Do not use it for a long time in case of functional renal failure.

Allergenic components

Sweet Orange essential oil contains almost only allergenic biochemical components.
  • limonene (≤90%)
  • linalool (≤1%)
  • citral (≤0.5%)
  • geraniol (≤0.1%)
  • farnesol (≤0.1%)

Note: It is best to test the essential oil before using it (two drops in the crook of the elbow for at least 24 hours to check that there is no reaction).

Essential & vegetable oils from Madagascar
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