|INCI: ||Citrus sinensis|
|Flavouring according to EC regulation 1334/2008|
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SWEET ORANGECitrus sinensis (Rutacee)
Origin: Italy (Sicily)
Originally from China, the sweet orange has adapted well to the Mediterranean climate and is extensively cultivated throughout this region. It's also grown in the United States.
The sweet orange tree is an evergreen thatís smaller and less resistant to disease than the bitter variety. It has a smooth trunk and branches, glossy dark green ovate leaves, long thorns and fragrant white flowers. The fruit has a sweet flesh and neutral membrane.
The essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the fresh peels, and is a clear, dark orange liquid with a sweet, fresh, fruity scent that combines well with the essential oils of Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Nutmeg, and Myrrh absolute.
popular herbalist tradition)
CITRUS AURANTIUM (var. Dulcis)
Essential oil of sweet orange is totally non-toxic and non-irritant. It is a natural anti-depressant that has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, bactericidal, fungicidal and tonic properties.
Itís also excellent for treating lustreless or oily skins, although it should be used in moderation as it is phototoxic.
Sweet orange oil is used as a flavouring agent in the drinks industry and as a fragrance component in detergents, cosmetics and perfumes (masculine scents).
Itís also the base ingredient for the production of natural limonene.