Citrus aurantium (bitter) Citrus sinensis (sweet)-extracted by cold expression from the outer peel of the almost ripe fruit. Sweet orange is the same as the eating fruit. The sweet is used in the food and drink industry. The leaves of the bitter produce PETITGRAIN and the flowers produce NEROLI. The uses of both varieties are similar. Both are used extensively as flavorings in pharmaceuticals, as fragrance in soaps, detergents, cosmetics, colognes. Softens and gives warmth to any blend. Works especially in harmony with LEMON.WILD ORANGE is a variety as well as BLOOD ORANGE. If you see something called "Orange Fold", that is manipulated orange oil. It is created for the flavor and fragrance industry, giving an intensely sweet shot of orange flavoring, and a longer shelf life than cold-pressed citrus.
CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic. Possible irritant and sensitizer, especially with old oils. Dilute well for topical use. PHOTO TOXIC. Do NOT use on skin exposed to sunlight. Can cause sensitivity to the sun within 12 hours of applying it topically.
CHARACTER: "Sunny Smile" Warming, Happy, Resolute, Energizing, Cheerful,
ETHERIC COLORS: Purple, Gold, Silver, White
GEMS: Fluorite, Sunstone, Golden Amphibolite, Prehnite
ELEMENT: Fire, Air, Wood
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2; Neutral
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Joy, Uplifted, Sunny, Balanced, Lighthearted, Regenerated, Strong, Creative, Positive, Self-confident, sympathetic, Courageous, Right Brain stimulant
USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Depression, Hopeless, Sad, Apathy, Withdrawn, Self-conscious, Anxiety, Emotional violence, emotional abuse, Worry, Selfish, Obsessive, Addiction, Burnout
USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSCIAL STATES: Obesity, water retention, bronchitis, chills, colds, flu, nervous tension, stress, weak digestion, gallbladder, fever, heartburn, digestive discomfort, eating disorders
PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, sedative, tonic, anti-depressant, heart tonic, digestive stimulant, antispasmodic
+ Sunny people—a joy to be with.
+ Open hearted, witty, funny, honest, never shy, loves to touch.
+ Great sense of humor, easy friendly smile, amused look in their eyes.
+ Openness and understanding seem to exude from every pore.
+ Sensuous, with a positive effect on everyone.
+ Gentle, harmonizing effort to make all right.
+ Adaptable, found in all walks of life, especially those needing kindness and empathy.
+ Enjoy utilizing their natural flamboyance.
+Make good supervisors and administrators, won’t stand for any nonsense.
+Make marvelous parents, are popular with children. They keep the family together through endless dramas, work themselves to the bone, but are sunny and funny.
+Inner radiance, incredible inner beauty, thoughtful, considerate, fun lover.
-If negative, become despondent, distorted. Could be receivers of emotional abuse.
-Can become victimized if not careful. Prone to obsessive behavior and depression.
BLENDS: Angel's Landing, Aztec Treasure, Butterfly Kisses, Captivating, Carnelian, Circle of Light, Dream Weaver, Dreamsicle, Eagle Eye, Forever Christmas, Gingerbread, Horse Whisper, Marzipan, Pine Creek, Pirates, Princess Bride, Red Jasper, Sunset Canyon, Swadisthana, Symphony, Tree of Life, Wild At Heart,
ARCHETYPES: CHILD (ALL), COUNSELOR, QUEEN, MUSE, NETWORKER, MENTOR, PHOENIX
Blends well with LAVENDER, NEROLI, CLARY SAGE, MYRRH, YLANG YLANG, SANDALWOOD, JUNIPER, CYPRESS, CINNAMON, CLOVE, NUTMEG, and other spice oils.
Contains: over 90% monoterpenes, mainly limonene, myrcene, camphene, pinene, ocimeme, cymene. The sweet is similar, but may contain bergapten, auraptenol, and acids.