Sweet Orange

Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Sweet Orange essential oil Citrus sinensis

About it...

Botanical name: Citrus sinensis

Family: Rutaceae

 

Harvested: Italy - USA - China

Parts used: fruit peel

Extraction method: cold pressed and/or steam distillation

Major components of the oil: limonene, alpha-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, linalool, citronellal, neral, geranial (with figures)

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities

 

Traditional uses:

Very volatile, the essential oil of sweet orange is used as a deodorizer, or in perfumery.

 

Otherwise, are mostly used its antimicrobial, insecticidal and insect repelling properties.

 

Its high concentration in limonene makes it a frequent component of "next generation" biopesticides.

 

Used for its properties in:

The Ant and Cockroach Formula

 

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