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  • Monograph - Orange (Sweet)

    Certified Organic African Sweet orange - Citrus Sinensis L.

    Our Sweet Orange oil is cold-pressed from certified organic orange peels from South Africa.

    Family: Rutaceae

    Growing & Harvesting method: Certified organic expressed

    Perfumery Note: Top

    Origin: Africa

    Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, tangy, intense, concentrated

    Aromatic Intensity: 3-4

    Scent Group: Citrus

    Colour: Yellowy orange to dark orange

    Perfume Note: Middle

    Blends well with: other citrus oils, vetiver, sandalwood, amyris, cedarwood, lavender, florals such as ylang ylang, geranium, rose, cinnamon and clove and other spices.

    Chemical Composition: Around 93% Limonene, 2.8% B Myrcene and .08% a-Pinene

    Energetics:

    As Patricia Davis points out so eloquently - with the orange tree producing orange oil, neroli and petitgrain, "what generosity of spirit this tree offers us".

    Orange oils creates an uplifting happy atmosphere. Use it when you are feeling sad or down. It nourishes and creates happiness. Children love the aroma of orange oil.

    Therapeutic Actions:

    Sweet orange oil is cited in research as an antidepressant, antispetic, anstispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, digestice, lumphatic, stimulant, sedative, as well as being antimicrobial, antispetic and anxiolytic.

    Aromatherapy Uses

    You may wish to use sweet orange in formulations with other oils to support swollen tissues, cellulite, acne or dry and irritated skin, as well as rough or calloused skin (Battaglia, S., Complete Guide to Aromatherapy)

    Sweet orange can be used in foot baths, baths, massage, skin care, compresses, diffusion or inhalation.

    Magical Uses

    Chakra: Linked with the solar plexus and sacral chakras.

    Elemental: Fire/Sun

    Astrology: Leo, Saggitarius

    Formulations:

    For antiseptic or supercial infection care blend at a ratio of 1:1 with lavandula angustifolia at a total blend ratio of 3% diluted in carrier oil.

    For holistic emotional wellbeing consider diffusing with grapefruit, melissa leaf, palmarosa or ylang ylang, chamomile, jasmine or a blend of all at an equal part ratios. If using topically dilute to a maximum ratio of 3%.

    Cautions/Contraindications: Generally considered safe (GRAS) however may cause skin irritation so always best to dilute

    Other Information:

    Citrus oils are easily oxidised. It is often best to keep them in a fridge. Ensure that the bottle does not have too much air in it. Personally if I have purchased a 10ml bottle and find myself with say 3 ml left, I will decant that into a smaller bottle to extend shelf life to prevent oxidisation. You will smell when oils are rancid. If your orange oil becomes rancid over the years, simply put into a spray bottle with some distilled water and use as an antibacterial spray in your shower or toilet areas.

     

     

     

  • The Apothecary Box - July Contents Reveal

    Thank you so much to those who purchased our very first The Apothecary Box by Harriet Herbery.

    I really hope you enjoy the contents as much as we loved putting them together. I'm so excited to be able to bring this to you!

    I've carefully curated this month's box and planned the next few so that you have everything you need for each month according to seasons and changes.

    In this month's box, you will find three essential oils, herbs, a nourishing cruelty free cream sample and a beautiful crystal to support you during the middle of Winter.

    For further information check out the full blog!

    www.theapothecarybox.com.au

     

  • Aroma Essentials Workshop

    The Aroma Essentials workshop is a great introduction to Aromatherapy and how it can benefit your personal, family and professional life.

    Our workshops are informative, fun, personal and nurturing - and best of all hosted by a qualified aromatherapist of nearly 20 years!

    Topics include:

    * Introduction to Aromatherapy
    * Essential Oil Profiles
    * Using oils safely and effectively
    * Blending Essential Oils
    * Creating a massage blend
    * Creating a hydrosol

    This will be an interactive workshop so that you can understand the basics of using essential oils safely and effectively as well as making a few gorgeous products of your own to take home and use with yourself, family and friends.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    All participants will get 10% off all Harriet Herbery products and essential oils on the day ❤️

    The workshop will be held in the beautiful upper area of the Eco Learning Centre at The Briars, Mt Martha. Sweeping views and a lovely balcony to enjoy a refreshment. Feel free to stay after and mingle �

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