Three oils come from the orange tree, neroli from the flowers, petitgrain from the leaves and orange from the peel.
What’s a folded oil? It’s a form of concentrating the oil and removing much of the lower boiling components, primarily d-Limonene. The higher the number, the more times it’s been folded, or concentrated.
Effect on mind: Uplifting, dispersing gloomy thoughts, emotional tangles, obsessions or a fear of the unknown, creating a positive outlook. Reviving when feeling bored or listless.
Effect on body: Calms the stomach and quells the proverbial butterflies. Balances gastric complaints, like diarrhoea and constipation. Stimulates bile flow, so helps the digestion of fats. Fortifying effect on immune system help with colds, bronchitis and fever.
Effect on skin: Helps rid the toxins from congested skin. Useful with dry skin, wrinkles and dermatitis. Tones the skin.
Caution: May irritate sensitive skin and avoid sunbathing after applying to skin.
|Common name||Orange ‘5 Fold’ Essential Oil|
|Botanical name||Citrus sinensis|
|Description||Intensely orange to dark orange|
|Odour||Light fresh sweet fruity odour|
|Plant parts used||Fruit peel|
|Extraction method||Cold pressed, then distilled|
|Region of origin||South America|