The cultivation of this bright and juicy fruit began in around 2500 BC!
Where did it come from? It’s believed the orange tree came from Southeast Asia.
You may think, its name comes from its colour but that’s not true. In fact the name comes from the Sanskrit word, ‘Nāraṅgaḥ. The orange colour is named after this amazing fruit, not the other way round.
Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B6, flavonoids, dietary fiber, antioxidants and several crucial minerals. They are one of the healthiest fruit!
Oranges travelled through history due to their great popularity. The Roman Empire was brought oranges by the Persian traders.
Orange essential oils played a crucial part in traditional medicine around the Mediterranean, India and China for hundreds of years if not thousands. They were too expensive to eat!
It was used to treat problems such as depression, infections, cold and flues but also improve libido!
Oh yes, oranges do us good when we consume them but the oil coming from its skin is equally as good.
The scent of orange essential oil is a great immunity enhancer due to the presence of Limonene, its principal component.
It is also packed with antimicrobial properties as well as anti-inflammatories. So if you suffer from muscle, bone or joint pain, orange essential oil is a great natural remedy.
We mostly associate the scent of oranges with being uplifting but note that it has a calming effect too.
In the morning it will brighten your mood and at night it will help you relax and promote good sleep. Cool isn’t it!
Packed with Vitamin C, orange essential oil is great at fighting signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots and encourages the production of collagen.