The Oil of Vitality
Today, sweet oranges are cultivated in subtropics across the globe. Among the sweetest cultivars are "Valencia, "Washington," "Cara Cara" and "Moro," which grow in the U.S. Most sweet orange sold are grafted onto dwarfing rootstock, keeping them less than 15 feet tall at maturity. They form a rounded tree or rounded shrub with glossy leaves. The white flowers are highly scented and attract many pollinating insects. Fruit is present much of the year since it takes many months to mature, but only takes on its characteristics orange color when it is nearly ripe.
Sweet Orange is refreshing, energizing and cheerful. It has a sweet and citrusy, fruity aroma that helps evoke a sense of joy and warmth. Sweet Orange oil stirs up both calming and uplifting sensations because of its antidepressant and stimulating properties.