Sweet Wild Orange Oil
This oil is obtained from the peel of the sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) by cold expression.
The sweet orange is a flowering tree with glossy, evergreen leaves and thorny branches. It is probably native to China and the Far East.
They now grow all over the world and some of the main producers are Brazil, United States, Spain and Italy. Most of the oranges grown in United States come from Florida and California.
It produces beautifully fragrant white flowers and juicy, orange-coloured fruits. The fruits are actually a type of berry called hesperidium.
The oil has a very refreshing, sweet, tangy aroma and is golden yellow in colour. The wild variety produces oil with a particularly zesty mouth-watering scent.
We use West Indian wild sweet orange oil, which is primarily used in the flavour industry for beverages and confectionery.
Aromatherapists use it as antidepressant oil and to help boost the immune system. It is recommended generally to uplift the mood and as a cheerful scent for dark winter days. Our Ice Blue soap and Lemslip butter cream both contain sweet wild orange oil for its extra zesty uplifting perfume.
Oranges and orange blossoms are regarded as highly symbolic in many cultures. Brides have traditionally worn orange blossoms to symbolise fertility. The scent of orange blossoms may also have had calming properties for wedding nerves. The Chinese New year celebrations feature oranges for good luck and prosperity.
Our Honey Trap lip balm contains sweet wild orange oil to complement the other sweet tasting and smelling ingredients, white chocolate and vanilla absolute.