HOMEMADE ORANGE OIL
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  • 20 Aug 2017

Orange oil comes from the fruit of the citrus sinensi orange plant. Sometimes also called “sweet orange oil,” it’s derived from the outer peel of the common orange fruit, which has been highly sought after for centuries because of its immune-boosting effects.

It’s added to many beauty products like lotion, shampoo, acne treatments and mouthwash since it has antibacterial properties and a strong, fresh scent. In your home, you’ve likely got some furniture spray and kitchen or bathroom cleaners that also contain orange essential oil. The oil is also commonly used as an approved flavor enhancer in drinks, such as fruit juices or sodas, although there’s much more natural ways to obtain its benefits..

PROCEDURE

  1. Peel orange skin into a pot.
  2. Pour olive or coconut oil enough to cover the peels.
  3. Leave to boil (hot process) or and leave to infuse for 3 days (cold process).
  4. Once the infusion process is complete, pour the orange peel and oil mixture through a cheese cloth and strain.
  5. Reserve the oil and compost the peels.
  6. Store the oil in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

Note: If you have a crock pot, you can use to infuse the oil and set at a low temperature.

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Comments
  • commenter
    Bukola Sulaimon 05 Aug 2018

    Thanks,Is it dry orange peel or fresh?,and on a (hot process),how long will it use?

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      Admin 06 Aug 2018

      Fresh orange peel, leave to infuse on low medium heat for about 20-30mins (hot process)

  • commenter
    Salem 20 Aug 2018

    please whats the shelf life for this?

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  • commenter
    Ngozi 02 Sep 2018

    What's the shelf life without fridge?

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    Bolaji Temilola 28 Oct 2018

    You are the best. Can we use this method for orange essential oil? Thanks

    Reply
  • commenter
    Nusi 30 Aug 2019

    Please, is there another method for extraction without using olive oil or coconut oil

    Reply
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