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Welcome to our new “scentsational” campaign where you can breathe deeply and enjoy a series of essential oils to remind you of the SandyEssence! Orange is October’s essential oil and is widely recognized for its popularity and versatility in both domestic and industrial environments. Generally used as an flavor additive to boost the citrous tang of beverages and desserts, orange essential oil also includes medicinal uses boasting a variety of health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antiseptic, and diuretic properties to name a few. Orange essential oil is also a compontent of soaps, fresheners and sprays, deodorants, lotions and even chocolate.
Orange Essential oil
Citrus sinensis var pera
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Part harvested: Peels
Method for obtaining: Cold expression
Appearance: Yellow to arange liquid
Harvest Period: August-September
Benefits: Detoxifies the body, treats continuous coughing and muscle cramps, alleviates anger and anxiety, possesses insecticidal properties, relieves inflammation and prevents infection.
The sweet orange is a round-shaped fruit tree bearing oranges, large fruits with a sweet and tangy flavor. The orange tree’s glossy, dark-green foliage hides an abundance of small, fragrant white flowers, the renowned orange blossoms. The “Pera” or “Pera do Rio” variety is a Brazilian variety of sweet orange that ripens late, the product of numerous citrus cross-breeding. The Pera orange is small and oval, orange in color with a small, green halo at the peduncle. The fruits are harvested in August and September in Brazil’s major Pera-producing regions, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. They are then mechanically cold-pressed. The resulting essential oil has a refreshing citrus scent that is sweet and fruity. The etymology of the name “orange” relates to its fragrance: “Orange” is derived from the Sanskrit nagrunga or naranga, which comes from nar, “perfume.” The Spanish word naranja, from the Arabic naranj, also finds its roots therein.
Native to Asia – mostly likely China – the first orange introduced into Europe was the bitter orange or Seville orange. The sweet orange appears to have been brought to Europe by Portuguese sailors returning from India. The first orange tree is said to have been planted in the garden of Count St. Laurent in Lisbon, leading to the nickname “orange of Portugal.” The sweet orange found its way to America on the second voyage of Christopher Columbus, along with the lemon tree. Beginning in 1549, the orange tree was planted extensively by Portuguese Jesuit missionaries during expeditions in Brazil. Once settled in Bahia, they developed veritable orange groves around their camp. Since that time, citrus trees have been extensively cultivated in Brazil. After World War II, the country became one of the world’s largest exporters of sweet oranges.