Orange ‘5 Fold’ Essential Oil
Orange 5 Fold essential oil is one of the three oils come from the orange tree, neroli from the flowers, petitgrain from the leaves and orange from the peel.
What’s a folded oil? It’s a form of concentrating the oil and removing much of the lower boiling components, primarily d-Limonene. The higher the number, the more times it’s been folded, or concentrated.
Effect on mind: Uplifting, dispersing gloomy thoughts, emotional tangles, obsessions or a fear of the unknown, creating a positive outlook. Reviving when feeling bored or listless.
Effect on body: Calms the stomach and quells the proverbial butterflies. Balances gastric complaints, like diarrhoea and constipation. Stimulates bile flow, so helps the digestion of fats. Fortifying effect on immune system help with colds, bronchitis and fever.
Effect on skin: Helps rid the toxins from congested skin. Useful with dry skin, wrinkles and dermatitis. Tones the skin.
Caution: May irritate sensitive skin and avoid sunbathing after applying to skin.
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Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.
Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.
Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.
Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.