Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

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Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is a real therapeutic powerhouse. It is thought to possess anti-cancer, anti-ageing, anti-arthritic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, antispasmodic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and aphrodisiacal properties.

It is also believed to treat colds and flu, increase circulation, aid digestion, improve blood pressure, support lymphatic drainage, boost immunity, significantly help with detoxing the liver, improve chronic fatigue, treat oral and skin infections, and have a sedative effect.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is very similar to Wild Orange Essential Oil as the fruits used to make these aromatherapy oils originate from the same species.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is an important ingredient in FACIAL OIL No. 2, the leading Wild As The Wind face oil.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Organic Orange Oil is made from the peel of the fruit, which is very rich in oil content. As it is relatively straightforward to extract, and therefore not too costly to process, this makes Orange Essential Oil one of the most affordable essential oils available.

The healing properties of Organic Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Oil are so potent and the breadth of therapeutic applications is so extensive, Orange Oil is an invaluable essential oil to have on hand, at all times, in your emergency First Aid Kit.

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Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil History

The orange tree originates from China, where the oil has been prized for thousands of years for its topical applications.

These days it is grown very successfully in temperate climates around the world. It is particularly common in Southern Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil For Anti-Ageing

Orange is amazing for the skin: it cleanses, it’s a decongestant, it rejuvenates and repairs the skin. Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil also promotes the formation of collagen. It is, therefore, a great anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle remedy in any blend of oils.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil Is Non-Toxic

However, it is critical to use an organic oil rather than a conventionally produced essential oil. Conventionally farmed fruit will have toxic residues from the pesticides, herbicides and larvicides that are routinely sprayed on the oranges as they are growing.

As Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is extracted via a means of cold pressing the outer skin of the fruits this means that toxic residues from the chemical sprays will be present in Non-Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil in relatively high concentrations.

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Citrus Fruit Phototoxicity

Citrus fruits are often toxic for other reasons even when they are organic.

Fruits such as Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot and Bitter Orange (Citrus × Aurantium, or Seville Orange), are five of the eight phototoxic essential oils which cause photo-sensitivity if applied during sun exposure or before using a tanning bed.

The general consensus regarding how long a person should wait before exposing themselves to direct sunlight, after applying a phototoxic oil, is 12 to 18 hours. It is also believed that a phototoxic reaction can continue to occur 36 hours after sun exposure has ended.

Thankfully, Sweet Orange Essential Oil is not in the least phototoxic so it can be used topically in the sun at any time of year.

Learn more :: Essential Oil Phototoxicity

Organic Orange Essential Oil For Skincare

Because it possesses such healing properties for the skin, without the downside of being photo-toxic like other citrus oils, Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is ideal for full body skincare preparations.

Wild As The Wind make a beautiful OrganicSweet Orange Essential Oil & Frankincense Essential Oil combination Massage Oil / Body Oil that is used professionally for Osteopathic treatments, but is formulated for everyone to use.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is also a key ingredient in the biggest selling Wild As The Wind face oil.

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil complements the Rose Otto Essential Oil, and Geranium essential oils in Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No. 2, further enhancing the collagen promoting capabilities of these other two immensely healing essential oils.

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Orange Essential Oil for Treating Serious Conditions

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is one of the best sources of D-Limonene, an extremely therapeutic constituent, clinically proven to be a potent cancer-fighting agent.

It also provides Sweet Orange Essential Oil with gastro-protective powers. D-Limonene is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight the oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. Consequently, Sweet Orange Essential Oil also reduces inflammation.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil is composed of 90% D-Limonene, whereas Lemon has 20% less at 70% D-Limonene content, and Lime has 25% less at 65% D-Limonene content.

Myrcene constitutes between 0.5% to 3% of Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil. When coupled with D-Limonene the Myrcene Monoterpenes have proven to be effective in reducing tumours.

Research suggests that monoterpenes block mammary, skin, liver, lung, pancreas and stomach cancers. The ability to fight carcinogenesis is likely due to the induction of Phase II carcinogen-metabolizing enzymes, resulting in carcinogen detoxification. Monoterpenes also help induce apoptosis and growth-regulating proteins.

Dr. Axe

D-Limonene has been conclusively proven to be anti-tumour in many peer-reviewed scientific trials.

d-limonene exhibits antitumor activity by inducing autophagy and apoptosis in lung cancers… d-limonene is a plant extract with widespread application, and it has been recently reported to have antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects on cancer cells. 

US Government Medical Information Website

Sweet Orange Oil contains a broad range of very therapeutic compounds aside from D-Limonene and Myrcene including; pectin, linalool, quercetin, hersperiden, rutin, polymethoxyflavones, naringin and various carotenoids.

It is a great essential oil for elevating immunity.

Follow the dosage suggestion below to obtain immune boosting support.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil Taken Internally

Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil supports the liver as well as the lymphatic system, helping the body to eliminate toxins.

It supports the Gall Bladder and assists the Liver in digesting fats, so it helps cure gall stones. It also eases gas and bloating, and helps settle all manner of digestive issues.

Dosage: Put a drop or two of Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil in a 200ml glass of room temperature water and drink 20 minutes before each meal. This can be done three times a day.

We can take up to 12 drops of essential oils safely per day. Make sure you are not exceeding this amount of essential oils by checking how many other oils you are consuming in your skincare and processed food. (A lot of essential oils are used by the food industry).

Read more about Sweet Orange Oil and detoxing the major organs in Morning Detox Protocols.

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Orange Oil Is Clinically Proven To Be Uplifting

Whilst most healing properties of Organic Orange Essential Oil are to be obtained from the topical application or internal consumption of Organic Orange Oil, there are also certain conditions that respond to olfactory stimulation.

Simply put, this means that the emotional support offered by Sweet Orange Essential Oil is delivered through the inhalation of Organic Orange Oil.

The inhalation of Organic Orange Oil can be done by either defusing or nebulising the oil.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Mental Health

Orange scent has been medically proven to reduce anxiety, improve mood and induce a greater state of calm in recipients.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Physical Health

There’s also evidence on GreenMedInfo that:

Major components of orange oil inhibit Staphylococcus aureus growth and biofilm formation, and alter its virulence factors.

Considering the plethora of curative properties and healing actions of Organic Orange Essential Oil we advise everyone to keep a bottle at hand in their emergency medical chest.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil For Eco Cleaning Products

We even advocate that you use it in your homemade cleaning formulas. It has an astringent action and so is good at removing grease and dirt. Because of its antimicrobial actions it can kill things like Staph and Salmonella, so its a pretty good disinfectant too. This is why you’ll find it in a whole host of commercial cleaners as well.

All of the things that make it good for cleaning our external environments are also great for helping keep bacteria in check and detoxing our bodies.

As an anti-inflammatory, relaxant and circulation-enhancer, orange oil can promote better digestion and ease cramps or constipation. Use some in a massage oil in the abdominal area. It also improves detoxification if ingested since it acts like a mild diuretic, which increases urine production and prevents bloating. Since it helps stimulate the lymphatic system, liver, kidneys and bladder, it helps draw out toxins, excess sodium and waste from the digestive tract.


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Sweet Orange Essential Oil For Skincare & Dental Hygiene

We can use a dilute form of Sweet Orange Essential Oil to cleanse our face, and we can add a couple of drops to coconut oil for the purposes of oil pulling.

This latter will really make a big difference to gum health. (Oil pulling is essentially the practice of swishing Organic Coconut Oil around the mouth and through the teeth for up to 20 minutes each day. It has a dramatic effect on oral hygiene.

Adding a little Orange Oil it will go a long way to improving the breath by killing pathogenic bacteria alongside the Organic Coconut Oil.

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It may originate from China, but it’s important to buy your Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil from a reputable supplier in the UK. The reason being, you need to be sure you’re buying an unadulterated organic essential oil. A non-organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil will be toxic due the pesticide residues. Plus, disreputable suppliers may sell you an adulterated essential oil.

You can buy Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil from Wild As The Wind.

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Wild As The Wind Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil comes in various sizes ::  10ml + 30ml + 50ml

Wild As The Wind are one of the best suppliers of Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil in the UK. We also supply one of the largest ranges of essential oils in the UK and Europe.

All of the health claims of Organic Orange Essential Oil made in this article have been medically substantiated. Please use the links provided to GreenMedInfo if you would like to delve further into the scientific research that has been conducted on Orange Essential Oil. (We actually highly recommend that you subscribe to the GreenMedInfo blog as we believe it is the best online resource for alternative / complimentary medicine available.)

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Sources of D-Limonene:

Sweet Orange 83.9% – 95.9%
Grapefruit 84.8% – 95.4%
Clementine 94.8% – 95.0%
Bitter Orange 90% – 91.7%
Tangerine 87.4% – 91.7%
Lemon 56.6% – 76.0%
Celery Seed 68% – 75.0%
Mandarin 65.3% – 74.2%
Dill 35.9% – 68.4%
Elemi 26.9% – 65.0%
Palo santo 58.6% – 63.3%
Lime 51.5% – 59.6%
Fir Needle, silver 54.7%
Bergamot 27.4% – 52.0%
Caraway (36.9 – 48.8%


The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which formulations to create for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price.

Other resources include:


Robert Tisserand

Dr. Robert Pappas


Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Eric Zielinski

About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

Rachel passionately supports creative endeavour and independent thinking. "The future, if it's good, will see a triumph of quality over quantity, substance over style and give rise to truly inspired thinking born of fearlessness and compassion."

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  1. Christine Robinson says

    Love your Sweet Orange essential oil Rachel I take it every morning as instructed and I feel less hungry, its reshaped my waistline and I feel calmer. It clears my nasal passages & reduces mucus. It smells wonderful and a great pick me up first thing in a morning!

    • Thanks for your really helpful feedback Christine. I’m glad you are receiving so many benefits from this often overlooked essential oil. It truly is an exceptionally potent and diversely supportive aromatherapy oil.


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