Refreshing and uplifting
Sweet wild orange oil comes from the peel of the sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) and has a cheerful, sweet scent that immediately lifts the spirits. Alongside the oil's antiseptic and toning qualities, its fragrance also complements other sweet-tasting and sweetly-perfumed ingredients, giving a delicious and refreshing flavour and scent.
The sweet orange is a flowering tree with glossy, evergreen leaves and thorny branches, and it is thought to be native to China and the Far East. The trees now grow all over the world and some of the main producers are Brazil, United States (predominantly Florida and California), Spain and Italy. The juicy, orange-coloured fruits which grow are a type of berry called hesperidium, from which a citrussy oil can be extracted via cold-pressing.