Sweet Orange Oil


💊 Chemical information


In Eur. and Jpn. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Sweet Orange Oil). An essential oil obtained without heating, by suitable mechanical treatment from the fresh peel of the fruit of Citrus sinensis (Citrus aurantium var. dulcis). A suitable antoxidant may be added. It contains 0.4 to 0.6% αpinene, 0.02 to 0.3% β-pinene, 0.2 to 1.1% sabinene, 1.7 to 2.5% β-myrcene, 92.0 to 97.0% limonene, 0.1 to 0.4% octanal, 0.1 to 0.4% decanal, 0.2 to 0.7% linalol, 0.02 to 0.10% neral, 0.02 to 0.5% valencene, and 0.03 to 0.02% geranial. A clear, pale yellow to orange, mobile liquid, which may become cloudy when chilled. It has a characteristic odour of fresh orange peel. Relative density 0.842 to 0.850. Store in well-filled airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 25°. Protect from light.


(Orange Oil). The volatile oil obtained by expression from the fresh peel of the ripe fruit of Citrus sinensis (Rutaceae), containing not less than 1.2% w/v and not more than 2.5% w/v of aldehydes, calculated as decanal (C 10 H 20 O = 156.3). It may be California-type or Florida-type orange oil. Store in well-filled airtight containers.

💊 Profile

Sweet orange oil is used as a flavour, in perfumery, and in aromatherapy. It is used in the preparation of terpeneless orange oil. Photosensitivity reactions have been reported with citrus oils.

💊 Preparations

USNF 26: Compound Orange Spirit. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Cz.: Coldastop; Ger.: GeloSitin; Hong Kong: Magesto; Switz.: Perskindol Classic; Pinimenthol†; Sansilla; Sibrovita; Thai.: Magesto.
Published May 08, 2019.