Sweet Orange essential oil Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis Origin: Brazil Part Used: Juice Process: Steam Distillation Orange Essence oil has a multitude of uses with a delightfully fresh and uplifting aroma like that of fresh-squeezed orange juice. It is one of the best oils for the digestive system due to its tonic effect on the stomach in combination with its ability to help circulate stagnant Qi energy that has accumulated in the stomach, liver and intestines. Plant Description: Native to southern China, northeastern India, and/or southeastern Asia. Cultivated in the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, North and South America, North and South Africa, eastern China, and Indonesia; grown commercially in Brazil, California, Florida, Spain, Italy and France. Citrus sinensis is a small, subtropical tree that grows to a height of 28 feet, with fewer or no spines compared to the bitter orange tree, dark green ovate leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Citrus sinensis plants grown from seed are prone to root rot, therefore propagation is almost entirely by grafting C. sinensis budwood onto rootstock grown from seeds of C. aurantium var. amara (the bitter orange), a species much more resistant to root rot. Oil Description: Pale yellow or colorless mobile liquid with a sweet, light, fresh-fruit aroma. Although citrus oils are prone to turning sour, careful storage will prolong the shelf life: in dark, tightly capped glass bottles stored in a dry, cool, dark place, with little or no air space above the surface of the oil (and preferably with an injection of nitrogen or other inert gas to replace the air). Historical/Traditional Uses: (More to come) Applications (Uses and Indications): In aromatherapy, Orange Essence oil has anti-infectious, antiseptic, sedative, tonic, digestive, and uplifting properties, and is indicated for nervous stomach, oily complexion, indigestion, constipation, colds, flu, mouth ulcers, high cholesterol, water retention, insomnia, and depression. In perfumery, Orange Essence oil is considered a top note that blends well with cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ho wood, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, sandalwood, and ylang ylang. This product is Certified Organic and is sold in a 15mL or 30mL amber bottle. We are currently offering the option to Buy 3 essential oils and get 1 FREE! Buy any three bottles of our essential oils (mix and match any size/scent on any of our listings), and we will give you an equal sized bottle of your choice, absolutely FREE as a thank you for shopping with Modern Gaia. To request the oil of your choice, simply send us a message via our messaging system. If you do not make a valid choice at time of purchase, we will choose one for you. Free Essential Oil must be At or Below the AVERAGE PRICE of Combined Purchased Essential Oils. All our essential oils come in a dark amber glass bottle. In order to bring you the purest, highest quality oils, we only carry therapeutic grade oils, we do not carry cosmetic grade. We normally ship your order within 24 hours (by the next business day) of receiving payment. We take care in getting your order to you as soon as possible!