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terra etica Bio Essential Oil Sweet Orange, 10 ml

  • Brand: terra etica
  • Product Code: terraetica02
  • Availability: In Stock

8.95€ Ex Tax: 7.46€
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Treat yourself to organic Sweet Orange essential oil from terra etica, which has the following effects:

  • Antidepressant – great for reducing anxiety.
  • Antiseptic – good for disinfecting and cleaning.
  • Antispasmodic – relieves muscle spasms.
  • Detoxification - helps with detoxification.
  • Refreshment.
  • Cooling.
  • Good for concentration and focus.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • It improves digestion.

Sweet orange essential oil works great on people who have insomnia. It's also commonly used with children due to its soothing effects.

Orange oil effectively treats dry, irritated scalp and eliminates dandruff. The essential vitamins in orange oil provide deep nourishment to your hair follicles, making them thick and strong. Orange essential oil moisturizes your hair shaft and prevents it from turning rough, dull and brittle.

The invigorating fragrance of Sweet Orange can provide a natural energy boost, reducing fatigue and increasing vitality.


Detailed product description

Natural, 100% pure, fair trade and organic sweet orange essential oil of first-class quality, carefully cold-pressed with subsequent centrifugation from the fruits of the Chinese orange tree. These are grown by more than 100 families of the fair trade Ecocitrus cooperative in Vale do Caí in the south of Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. On their small plots, they practice organic and biodynamic agriculture and follow the principles of agroecology and environmental protection. They even grow their own organic fertilizers to maintain soil fertility and increase yield. Perhaps that is why they are the top even in the country that produces a quarter of all citrus fruits in the world. Sensitive management helps protect the environment and achieve harmony of the senses with essential oils obtained in harmony with nature.

Very high-quality organic essential sweet orange oil of the variety Citrus sinensis var. pens with the Limonene chemotype. The Chinese orange tree is probably the most widespread type of citrus, probably originating from southwest China or northeast India. Its wild form no longer exists, so the origin is not entirely clear, but it is considered a cross between the mandarin orange and the pomelo. It reached Europe in the second half of the 15th century with Italian or Portuguese sailors and was valued for its medicinal properties, only later did its tasty fruits become popular.

An essential oil is such a mysterious world, the soul or essence of a plant. The spirit and power of sweet orange in aromatherapy has an anti-depressant effect, brings joy, relieves restlessness, helps with anxiety and agitation and is valued for its effect on harmonizing the experience. It is excellent for abdominal cramps, nausea, bloating, is beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome and generally has stronger harmonizing effects than bitter orange. The typical warm, sunny, fruity, sweet orange aroma is very popular with children and its association with the sun brings back happy memories.


The first organic and fair trade essential oils

Hereby we present the representative of probably the first series of essential oils in the world with organic farming certification, which are completely produced according to fair trade principles directly at the place of origin of the plants used. Cultivation and collection of aromatic and medicinal plants is based on ancestral tradition and is linked to knowledge, know-how and respect for the local ecosystem. Those who grow these plants, but tend to have a secondary role in the production process, are poorly valued and the growers themselves very rarely carry out the distillation.
Terra Etica cooperative project of the French company Ethiquable, however, creates fair trade projects with these producers with fair prices, long-term commitment and guarantee of origin. Among other things, this allows producers to improve their remuneration and reintroduce plant varieties that have already disappeared. It is this fair approach that has made it possible to build new artisanal distilleries, offering employment, added value and higher qualifications to the indigenous population.

Chemical-free management - essential oils are created by the process of concentration of active substances. It is therefore very important that the input material is free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides or pollutants deposited on the plant. Otherwise, even substances harmful to the environment and our health can concentrate in the bottle.

Distillation of essential oils carried out in the heart of small producers' cooperatives is carried out by cold pressing or steam under low pressure, which allows to extract all the aromatic substances of the plant. It is then packed in France in colored bottles that limit the penetration of light, thus preventing oxidation that would reduce the quality of the oil.


Organic essential oil from the fair trade project Ecocitrus

The Ecocitrus Association was founded on November 2, 1994. Its 15 founding partners believed that a different way of agriculture without pesticides and artificial fertilizers, protecting the health of the planet and people, was possible in the region. Ecocitrus was thus driven by agroecology from the beginning and today, for almost 30 years, it has been generating income for more than 100 family farmers in and around Vale do Caí and is a pioneer in the production of organic juices and citrus essential oils. At the same time, Brazil is a powerhouse in the production of citrus and the world leader in the volume of their processing. The purpose of the cooperative is to support and develop alternative methods of ecological agriculture, such as the agroforestry system or biodynamic agriculture with Demeter certification. At the same time, fair trade rules and an orientation towards socio-environmental responsibility remain the cornerstone. The organization also supports the so-called rural succession and shows that life in the countryside is a valued and profitable activity. Today, the cooperative's main products are juices, essential oils and pulp from tangerines, oranges and lemons.


What is an essential oil

With a bit of exaggeration, we can say that an essential oil is a liquid form of a plant. Essential or ethereal oils, or essential oils or olea aetherea, are oily mixtures of aromatic substances obtained from flowers, seeds, leaves and other parts of plants. Essential oils are strongly scented, volatile, water-insoluble substances that are formed by plants as part of secondary metabolism, for example to protect against herbivores or attract pollinators. They are therefore naturally occurring natural substances with many beneficial properties.

The term "essential oil" comes from the chemical technical term "Geist", which Thám's dictionary from 1788 translates into Czech as "spirit, force" in the sense of "volatile essence" ("spiritus"). In terms of word-formation, it is formed by the suffix -ice from the root of force and originated as a New Bohemian expression at the beginning of the 19th century.

Essential oils are especially used in aromatherapy, an old and long branch of alternative medicine for beauty and health that uses almost anything that smells good. Aromatherapy is based on the sense of smell, and it successfully uses fragrant essential oils to alleviate human discomfort.


An important chemotype

The plant can create essential oils of different composition, which therefore have different effects, uses and contraindications. The term chemotype tells what type of essential oil it is from a chemical point of view. So which substance or substances define it chemically, and what effects can we expect from the oil. It is determined by laboratory analysis and confirms the presence of a therapeutically significant molecule in the correct amount.
Based on the chemotype, we can easily determine the appropriate use of the essential oil and compare the essential oil with each other. This is also why we list the chemotype for our oils, as it is a sure guarantee of quality and real therapeutic effects. Not every essential oil is real, let alone high-quality.


Instructions for use:

Do not exceed the recommended daily dose of 0.10 ml = about 2 drops.
Do not swallow pure essential oil, or pour it directly into drinks or drinking water. Not suitable during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children under 6 years of age. Do not use undiluted on skin and always protect eyes. Do not expose yourself to the sun min. 8 hours after applying even the diluted oil to the skin.
Internal use is not possible according to Czech legislation. According to the French one, where the product is certified and packaged, it is possible to apply a drop of essential oil to a piece of sugar, or mix it with a teaspoon of honey or vegetable oil.
It cannot be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Keep out of reach of children, light and heat.

  1. Inhalation – add to an aroma lamp, diffuser or inhalation stick or apply to a handkerchief and inhale.
  2. Bath – mix a few drops in vegetable oil, honey or milk and add to the bath.
  3. Massage – body oil is made by mixing essential oil into high-quality vegetable oil


Volume 10 ml
Teritory Brazil
Variety Citrus sinensis var. pera
Type of agriculture organic peasant agriculture
The extracted part of the plant           zest
Chemotype limonene
Method of extraction cold expression then centrifugation
Supplement Facts
Expiration 31.8.2024

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