Orange

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

MrandMrsNurse have enjoyed essential oils for almost 30 years. The discovery of different aromas is one of the beautiful aspects of collecting and using oils. Due to its popularity we offer 3 different Orange botanicals in our #23 collection. Try one, try all three, like fine wines, see which one excites you, which aroma works for you, which one leaves you wanting more. What it really boils down to is personal preference in aroma and we have 3 distinct ones for you to enjoy.


In the peel of a fresh Orange, there are cells that contain the fruit’s volatile fatty oil glands. Orange Oil is therefore derived from the fruit peel. The extraction process may involve first separating the rinds from the Oranges, then grinding, chopping, or puncturing them before they are pressed. The order of events may differ but the results are the same.




The liquid that results from this pressing process is a combination of orange juice and orange essential oil, which gradually begin to separate from each other, at which point the essential oil is collected.







HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF ORANGE

In 800 AD, Oranges were introduced to eastern Africa and the Middle East by Arab traders and were then distributed through the trade routes.


Sweet Orange does not occur naturally in the wild, and is believed to have been cultivated first in either China, northeastern India, or southeast Asia. The Spanish introduced the Sweet Orange to South America and Mexico in the mid-1500s, and the French most likely brought it to Louisiana. It was from there that seeds made their way to Florida, where the first large-scale cultivation of the fruit began, in which Sweet Orange was grafted onto Sour