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Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis)

The sweet orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and tangerine (Citrus tangerina). The Valencia or Murcia orange is one of the sweet oranges used for juice extraction. It is a late-season fruit, and therefore a popular variety when the navel oranges are out of season.

Sweet orange oil is a by-product of the juice industry produced by pressing the peel. It is used as a flavouring of food and drink and for its fragrance in perfume and aromatherapy.

Sweet orange oil consists of about 90% d-Limonene, a solvent used in various household chemicals, such as to condition wooden furniture, and along with other citrus oils in grease removal and as a hand-cleansing agent. It is an efficient cleaning agent which is promoted as being environmentally friendly and preferable to petroleum distillates. d-limonene has been reported to have anti-carcinogenic activities and further studies are being conducted.

With the fabulous fragrance this oil has it also contain some natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, humectant, and astringent properties which makes it a perfect additive for products intended for oily skin. The dried powder of the skin of this sweet citric if especially favored for its gentle exfoliating properties.

Find Organic Seweet Orange Essential Oil, Hydrosol and Extract in the following BVO Products.


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