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Diluted Orange Essential Oil (Sweet) 20%


Name Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Species Citrus sinensis
Part Peel
Extraction Expressed
Aroma Fresh and sweet, very citrusy


Product Description

Diluted Orange Essential Oil (Sweet) for Topical Use

Name Diluted Orange Essential Oil (Sweet) 20%
Batch 5190
Species Citrus sinensis
Part Peel
Extraction Expressed
Class Monoterpene
Source Dominican Republic
Color Orange with a green tint
Consistency Thin
Note Top
Aroma Fresh and sweet, very citrusy
Blend Ideas BasilBergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cilantro, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Douglas FirEucalyptus, Fennel, FrankincenseGeranium, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood, Siberian FirSpearmint, Vanilla, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang

We purchase only pure essential oils.  All of our oils have been tested through GC-MS analysis Sweet Orange 5190

I absolutely love diluted sweet orange essential oil when I’m down!

Because of it’s disinfecting properties, diluted orange essential oil is often used during times of seasonal illness.  I know that we do whatever we can to ward off someone else’s yuckies in our house and sweet orange fills that bill.  It’s also the major oil in my all-purpose green cleanser.  I add other oils as needed (tea tree, thyme) but by and far, I use this oil more than any other.  I prefer it’s scent over lemon, so I use it instead of lemon for the cleanser.  A few drops added to my mop bucket is great for a fresh, clean floor (and a little aromatherapy as I mop).

Better yet, I mix a number of citrus oils together for a bathroom spray.  It tackles that smell better than any synthetic air freshener I’ve ever purchased.  I’m telling you, it’s fantastic — and it doesn’t leave my head pounding when someone over-sprays like store-bought air fresheners do.

Although it’s known for uplifting, I use it and lavender at night and it doesn’t keep me awake.  I call it my “Sweet Dreams” blend.

You will hear many people tell you that diluted orange essential oil is phototoxic.  Tisserand and Young make no such statements about this particular oil, although some orange oils are.  Be sure you know which one you’re using before you go out in sunlight.  This sweet orange has no warnings about UV rays.

This Diluted Orange Essential Oil is a 20% dilution. Do not apply more than 5mL in a single day in order to stay within safe guidelines. An explanation of dilution formulas is found below. Carrier choices are fractionated coconut oil (FCO) or jojoba. FCO, which has no scent, is lighter but is not a “natural oil” due to the process it goes through — however, it’s best for damaged skin because that process also destroys any bacteria. Jojoba is more moisturizing and a natural oil that my skin loves. Jojoba also contains a natural antioxidant (you will notice in many of our safety statements that antioxidants are recommended for certain oils), so it will help the shelf life of oils that should have an antioxidant added to preparations. Jojoba does have a scent, so oils diluted in it will have a slightly different aroma than those diluted in FCO.

Our diluted oils are blended when ordered, assuring that you have no chance of getting old, oxidized oils in your blend.


Diluted Orange Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, sensitivity is more likely with old or oxidized sweet orange essential oil, so it should be stored in a dark, airtight container in your refrigerator. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (December 2, 2013). AZW3 file  Reading the full profile for Diluted Orange Essential Oil is highly recommended by your Terrae Oleum staff.


***Note that, for oils that are not sensitizers, Tisserand and Young’s max dilution can be figured as 30/Carrier mL*Max dilution.  This is because it’s a max dilution for a single application.  Our dilutions are figured at these rates and assuming that you will be using just a few swipes at a time, not an entire container.  They’re figured so that you could apply 5mL in a single day and be in the safe range for dermal limits.  Even though the dilution strength says something a little higher than what you see in his recommendations, you are using a safe dilution in our pre-diluted oils.***


This dilution strength is for a healthy adult.  If you choose to use this with a child or someone in poor health, it should be diluted even more.  We suggest that you purchase our pre-diluted oils for children instead.


While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use topically, it does have pure essential oil in it and normal safety should be followed:


  • Never use them in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  Even diluted, the strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
  • Oils diluted for children should be applied by adults.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).
  • Do not use diluted oils in a diffuser.  You will ruin your diffuser!



For educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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