Date:July 07, 2015

Sweet Orange essential oil

Citrus sinensis

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Properties: One to try if you have a horse that suffers from itchy skin conditions like sweet itch, where it is hought to relieve the itch and have a deterrent effect on the midges that cause the complaint. Other oils that may be useful to offer with sweet orange are german chamomile and peppermint.

Sweet Orange essential oil is often selected by young animals. It has a gentle uplifting and soothing effect, especially where horses are insecure or anxious to please.

Principle constituents: limonene, linalool, carvone

Precautions: generally regarded as non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising