Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis. This is done by a method called cold pressing, which uses pressure to squeeze the oils from the rind. Orange oil has an uplifting fresh aroma pleasing to most people. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Warning: Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin.
Caution: When using citrus oils, they may cause photosensitivity.
Certain essential oils or formulations with citrus oil can increase your skinís photosensitivity. Long hours of exposure to the sun after applying this oil topically might cause redness, dark spots, pigmentation, or blisters.