Sweet Orange is derived from an evergreen tree. It Is smaller than the bitter orange tree, and less hardy with fewer or no spines. The fruit itself has a sweet pulp with no bitter membrane
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is very much like Bitter orange in its applications. Properties are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory). It has also been applied to combat Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress.
Orange Sweet essential oil blends well with Lavender, Bergamot, Rosewood, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, sandalwood and spicy oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon and clove
There is some argument, but it is believed that Sweet Orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the Bitter Orange.
Some aromatherapists have reported that a small percentage of few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange.