Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a soft, sweet, scented oil steam distilled from the peel of Citrus sinensis. The difference in fragrance, from the pressed oil, is significant. Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil is sweet and delicate, while the pressed oil is more tart. Of the three orange essential oils, it may help to think of the sweet orange as being sweet and only slightly tart, with the blood variety being much sweeter and the sweet distilled oil as being even sweeter with almost no tartness. We like the steam distilled oil due to it's lack of photosensitizing compounds, making it, and other steam distilled citrus essential oils, suitable for all around use in blends and products.
Like most of the citrus oils Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a great choice for oily and congested skin conditions where it will assist in drying the excess oil without over drying and causing the skin to create more oil in an attempt to re-balance the skin. It will also have an astringent effect on the skin making it suitable for hair care applications though the steam distilled is much lower in astringent properties than the traditional pressed citrus oils, which will be true for all steam distilled citrus essential oils.
Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil is a great choice for those products that will be used throughout the day where the pressed oil would be inappropriate due to the photo-sensitizing compounds. These compounds are insignificant in the steam distilled citrus essential oils and may be used throughout the day.
When blending with Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil, and other steam distilled citrus essential oils, keep in mind that they will be softer, and smoother, than the pressed citrus essential oils. They are also more costly but, the trade off is well worth it. While the pressed citrus essential oils are high in photosensitizing compounds making them problematic for use in products that will be used prior to sun exposure the steam distilled citrus essential oils will not have this added restriction.
Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil is just the first of our steam distilled citrus essential oils as we will also be adding a lemon that is steam distilled, that is amazingly soft and sweet. Like our Orange Sweet Steam Distilled Essential Oil, the Lemon Steam Distilled Essential Oil will also have insignificant photo-sensitizing compounds, making it a great choice for those products used during the day, while still capturing the astringent, toning, properties.
||Citrus sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil
||Characteristic Orange - Sweet
Skin Care: oily / congested skin types
Physiological: anti-depressant, relieves nervous tension, anxiety
Sweet, slightly tart, citrus fragrance
Blends well with all citrus, floral notes, and conifers
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