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Orange Oil Florida

Item#: 500278  CAS: 8008-57-9   FEMA: 2825

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Orange, peely, sweet, juicy, aldehydic, fresh, aromatic
Taste Description: Sweet, citrus, orange, juicy

Florida oranges are known for their trademark citrus flavor.  They bring sweet juiciness to desserts, beverages, and are even enjoyed as fruit straight off the tree.  In fragrance, orange oil brings fresh citrus scent to a variety of fine fragrances, such as Terre d’Hermes by Hermes, Orange Ambre by Lanvin, and Peur de Rien by Givenchy.

Vigon’s Orange Oil Florida is extracted from oranges exclusively grown in the sunshine state.  Oranges are grown on  the Citrus sinensis trees in vast groves.  The trees bear fruit year round, but the prime harvest season is between November and January.  Florida oranges are diligently harvested by hand.  In recent years, Florida Orange crops have been devastated by “Citrus Greening” or Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.  This blight causes citrus fruits to stay green and bitter even after ripening, and can ruin entire harvests.  The disease is spread by an insect called the Asian Citrus Psyllid.  When a tree is infected, it dies within a few years.  Citrus Greening has caused citrus farmers to experience tremendous financial loss.

Orange Oil, like most citrus oils, is extracted through cold pressing.  Cold pressing, also known as expression, involves using mechanical pressure to squeeze the natural oils out of the peels of ripe oranges.  Cold pressing is a common extraction technique for citrus oils, because citrus essential oils are mostly contained in the fruits’ skin. The cold pressing typically occurs when the fruit is mechanically peeled, for the purpose of squeezing juice from the pulp, and expressing oil from the skin.  Alternately, the oil can also be expressed by spinning the whole fruit over a bed of small blades to break open the skin cells and release the oil.  The resulting essential oil pressed from skins, is therefore a by-product of the juice industry.  Orange oil has a remarkably high content of limonene (93%+), and many other aroma compounds such as myrcene, linalool, and alpha pinene.

Orange oil is esteemed for its ability to impart citrus zing into fresh, fruity fragrances and complement herbaceous, earthy scents.  It is often paired with other citrus, florals, and amber for feminine or unisex scents.  In more masculine fragrance, orange oil is found with accords such as cedar, patchouli, and black pepper.

In the flavors, orange oil is used primarily in the beverage industry, but also in teas, liquors, and confectionaries.  The oil can balance strong seafood flavors and enhances candies and baked goods.  Orange oil can be used as a shelf stable alternative to fresh orange juice or zest.

Florida orange oil is also revered for its aromatherapy virtues.  The oil supports the immune system.  It has also been shown to improve mood and boost energy.  The oil’s antibacterial properties allow it to be used in household cleaners.

Vigon’s Orange Oil Florida

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at nbourne@vigon.com or call 570-422-6026.