The orange five-fold essential oil has a sweet, citrus smell very similar to orange peels from where it is derived, only more intense and concentrated. It belongs to the Rutaceae family and is classed as a middle note.
Extracted from the peels, Orange's fivefold oil is more concentrated than the regular citrus essential oils as through extended distillation, terpenes are removed from the oil rendering them more suitable for cosmetic applications. The higher the fold(distillation) the more concentrated the oil is.
Orange 5 fold essential oil contains antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and bactericidal properties. The addition of the uplifting aroma it possesses makes it great for cleaning and enhancing one's mood.
The scent lasts longer and the 5 fold orange essential oil works well in cold process soaps.
Soothes dry skin:It helps soothe dry irritated skin or acne-prone skin. It also boosts circulation in the skin which helps give a natural glow.
Reduces stress:It has an uplifting and calming aroma which is perfect to soothe stress, low mood, nervous tension, and sleeplessness.
Warm relaxing environment:The fresh uplifting aroma of Orange 5 fold oil is wonderful to promote a warm, relaxing environment, and is often used in household cleaning blends.
Caution: Orange 5 fold Essential oil is more phototoxic and should be avoided during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied to the skin or body, should always be diluted up to a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.