Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis)
Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) often simply referred to as Orange Essential Oil or Orange Oil, is one of the most readily accessible and the easiest on the pocket of all essential oils. Orange Essential Oil aromatically blends so well with other citruses and most all other essential oil types including floral, spice and mint oils. Orange Essential Oil is enlivening, vitalising and is usually well loved by one and all irrespective of age or sex. It has few contraindications when diffused in moderation making it one of the first choices to consider when selecting oil to diffuse around a diversity of individuals. Orange Essential Oil is becoming widely used and included in commercial cleaners as it can help to naturally cut grease.
Bitter Orange Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium)
Like the name implies, Bitter Orange Essential Oil has a bitter orange aroma reminiscent of a cross between the sweetness of sweet orange oil and the slight bitterness of grapefruit oil.
Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)
Lemon Essential Oil has a powerfully fresh traditional lemon fragrance that is quite energizing and uplifting. Lemon Essential Oil is a good choice to diffuse when trying to clear a room of the smell of cigarette smoke or other unpleasant aromas.
Limonene is the naturally occurring chemical constituent within Lemon Essential Oil that gives it its distinctive lemony aroma. There are a few other non-citrus essential oils available that include limonene naturally and feature a lemony aroma. Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle essential oils both include noteworthy concentrations of limonene.
Limes Ready to Be Picked Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
With the exception of floral Neroli Essential Oil, cold pressed Lime Essential Oil is the most aromatically potent of the fruity citrus oils. A little goes a long way. It is so fresh and brute smelling and adds a nice complexity to other aromas. Lime Essential Oil is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura. Lime Essential Oil is sometimes found steam distilled.
Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi)
Not everyone enjoys the flavour of eating grapefruit segments, as grapefruit is known for its bittersweet, tart flavour. Grapefruit Essential Oil, however, although still possessing slightly tart characteristics, is sweet-smelling, bright and uplifting. It is quite energizing and uplifting oil and is wonderful to diffuse in the mornings or while working out to help arouse, stimulate and energize one and all.
Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)
Bergamot Essential Oil is amongst the more luxurious of the cold pressed citrus oils, but is well worth the cost. Its whiffed fragrance is evocative to that of orange, but it is more intricate and multifarious having an underlying floral characteristic to it. It can be helpful in use during periods of depression and is known for its ability to help combat oily skin and acne. Though because it is highly phototoxic, it must be used with care on the skin and avoided when exposed to the sun or UV rays. Bergaptene is the naturally occurring chemical constituent found in Bergamot Essential Oil that makes the oil so highly phototoxic. Varieties of Bergamot Essential Oil are obtainable that have the bergaptene synthetically removed. Bergamot Essential Oil is at times found steam distilled.
Mandarin Oranges Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)
Mandarin Essential Oil is a favourite of children and parents. Of all the citrus oils, Mandarin Essential Oil is the sweetest and tends to be the most calming. If desiring to use citrus oil in the evenings before bed or with children, this is usually the best choice.
Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)
Tangerine Essential Oil is fresh, sweet, citrusy and is similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but has a more intense aroma than does Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium)
Though steam distilled from the identical botanical species as neroli and pungent orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own routinely exceptional, exclusive aroma. Petitgrain Essential Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas Neroli Essential Oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.
Neroli Blossoms Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium)
The most lavish of citrus essential oils, Neroli Essential Oil is steam distilled from the odorous blossoms of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium. Neroli Essential Oil is powerfully floral, citrus, sweet and bizarre and is most often pigeonholed as a floral essential oil instead of as a citrus. It is highly concentrated and is amongst the more rare and costly of essential oils.