At River Soap, we love the clean fresh scent of orange essential oil. We use orange oil in our ever popular sandalwood soap, mountain laurel soap,and of course our sweet citrus soap.
Sweet Orange is an evergreen tree native to China; and extensively cultivated in America (California & Florida) and around the Mediterranean (France, Spain , Italy). The essential oil is produced by cold extraction of the ripe peel. The orange fruit is highly nutritious containing vitamins A, B and C. In Chinese medicine the dried orange peel is used for coughs and colds. Ayuvedic recommedations include; adding fresh juice with a pinch of rock salt for fatigue after exercise and for anxiety; one cup of orange juice with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg powder. I recommend a slice of orange to alleviate the parch mouth that goes along with the first weeks of pregnancy.