Scent of the Month- Sweet Orange Essential Oil

The sweet orange essential oil is a favorite because of its anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue substance.

Uses

It is widely used in domestic, industrial and medicine field. Domestically, it adds an orange flavor to beverages, desserts and sweetmeats. Industrailly, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, anti-aging and wrinkle lifting applications, concentrates forsoft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionery and bakery tiems.

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Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

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Caution

Sweet orange essential oils display phototoxicity. It tastes bitter and if ingested in large quantites, it may result in vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite.

 


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