Orange Essential Oil (5 Fold)

Orange Essential Oil (5 Fold)
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Folded Essential Oils: Through distillation, terpenes are partially removed from the oil thus giving it a slightly stronger scent. Some terpenes are more likely to oxidize thus removing some will help improve the shelf-life of the essential oil  for soaps and candles.

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis

Main Constituents:
d-Limonene: 93.38%

Plant Part: Fruit Peel

Origin: Italy

Processing Method: Cold Pressed, then steam distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, dark orange to golden brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Orange Five Fold has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated.

Blends With: Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark and Clove Bud.

Product Abstract: 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. Orange Five Fold Oil is more concentrated than the regular citrus essential oils. The increased concentration of the essential oil fragrance makes the oil perfect for soap and candle making. It is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

NOTICE: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
A really nice orange scent. It's missing a bit of the sharpness and freshness of a fresh cut orange but it really does hold up in cold process soap.

By: Derek, Long Beach, Mississippi
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-May-2016


Rating: Star
I used this in my soy wax melts as well as my CP soap recipe and it was beautiful in both. Strong scented and smells exactly like you'd expect. A true, sweet yet orange scent. Love it!

By: Jennifer, Irondale, Missouri
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Loyal Customer Since: 10-Apr-2016


Rating: Star
If you need a orange oil for soapmaking, look no further. This has a deep, sweet orange scent that sticks around in soap. It is also usually quite dark orange and will discolor the finished product (plan for a pale orange cast). I find that I still need to use more than I would of other essential oils (one and a half times as much) to get a scent level I prefer, but it is much less than non-folded citrus oils.

By: Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014


Rating: Star
I love orange essential oil and this is great! A strong orange scent.

By: Melissa, Canastota, New York
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
This is a wonderful essential oil. It has a beautiful scent and it has not faded in my soaps. Thank you NDA!

By: Robin, Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2015


Rating: Star
Absolutely delicious! I love this oil and love the fact that it is distilled!

By: Christina, Denver, Colorado
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
I use it together with a little benzoin and it smells awesome in CP soap!

By: Silvia, Riverside, California
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
I love the smell of this oil. I use it in my shampoo bars and it is heaven. The only thing that would make this better is to be 10 fold.

By: Cindy, Vesper, Wisconsin
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-May-2013


Rating: Star
Nice clear, true scent. Usually use the Sweet Orange and thought I'd try this: so far so good! I mostly add some Litsea to my citrus blends for staying power, and will continue to do so with this 5 fold, but will ease off a little to see how it lasts. Soaps beautifully!

By: Ancel, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2013


Rating: Star
Good quality. Quite dark in color. Glad to find a folded oil. Would love a 10 fold option.

By: Stephanie, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jul-2012


Rating: Star
This is a great orange oil and the scent sticks, I use it in everything, alone and in blends. It smells exactly the way it should and I am never without it.

By: Lisa, Pellston, Michigan
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008


Rating: Star
Great orange! a good bit more staying power than most that I have tried

By: Harry, Oreland, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2012


Rating: Star
I love this oil. It's completely delicious (for the nose) and uplifting. It's an inexpensive but wonderful substance that consoles me for the price of rose oil, which I would buy by the gallon if I were a billionaire. I made two jars of skin cream with this, one straight-up orange and one with a few drops of lavender. My friend loved the orange but REALLY loved the orange that was complexed up a little with the lavender. I'm not a soap maker or a massage therapist or an expert in any of this, but your products increase happiness in my world.

By: Lori, Overland Park, Kansas
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2012


Rating: Star
Very true to the real orange smell. Like many have said- its as someone has just peeled an orange in the house. Its delicious! The only reason I took 1 star off from my review is I expected the smell to be stronger. Especially beacause its a 5 fold... On the other hand, its my very first time ever to order an orange essential oil meaning I have no comparisation point. I like that ND description has been precise- its said the strength is medium and not strong. Im using it little bit in my body lotion and it does a great job!

By: Kadi, Spring Valley, California
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
I have been using Orange (5 Fold) for over 2 years in my cleaning business, my customers love the smell of fresh peeled oranges especially in the summer, smells very refreshing!

By: Julieth, Gastpmoa, North Carolina
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Loyal Customer Since: 12-Oct-2009


Rating: Star
Beautiful, sweet, sharp orange smell with a bit of bitter bite. Because it's so affordable, it makes for the perfect oil to experiment in cold process soap making. It's the smell you get in your fingernails when peeling a delicious orange.

By: Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
This definitely has the typical orange scent. Personally, I prefer blood orange, which is a bit softer, earthier, and more subtle. However, this is great for a generic orange scent. I did find, though, that it didn't stand up as well to mixing into a soap recipe as I had hoped, and that was a bit of a disappointment.

By: Lauretta, San Diego, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010


Rating: Star
This smells Like The Orange Peels. I wanted something sweeter and this wasnt what I was looking for. But if you are looking for something Like That freshly Peeled Orange Smell Then, Look no further, this is it!

By: Ebonie, East Orange, New Jersey
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
Excellent orange - not too much, not too sweet - perfect. Soaped @ 7%ppo CP with goat milk.

By: Linda, Refugio, Texas
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Nov-2010


Rating: Star
I agree with the reviewer who said you just want to keep opening the bottle. It has an awesomely refreshing aroma of sweet oranges. You'd swear someone was peeling an orange just under your nose. Another quality product at a great price!

By: Christina, Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2010


Rating: Star
I really love this Orange scent and it is long lasting. The scent makes you want to drink it right out of the bottle! Great for cleaning products, also great in room sprays. Smells good on incense sticks and cones, keeps the bugs away as well.

By: Eric, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
I put this in patchouli orange soap 9 months ago. I got a bar off the shelf this morning and the orange came through beautifully. The shower lifted me up and was delightful. No Litsea to anchor it, only the patch. Perfection.

By: Nancy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
This can't be beat! The price is outrageously inexpensive for such a quality product. I ordered the 16 ounce size to make air freshener. I just add a little alcohol, some 5 fold orange, and some water to make awesome, natural, and cheap air freshener. Thanks NDA!

By: Georgia, Amsterdam, New York
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
All my customers absolutely loves my soap when I use the orange (5 fold) in my soap recipes. The scent lasts from the beginning to the very end of the soap. In fact, it's one of my most popular scented soaps. I order this every time. I highly recommend it!

By: Melissa, Apollo, Pennsylvania
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 19-May-2010


Rating: Star
This Orange 5 Fold essential oil reminds me of a breezy summer day; it makes you want to keep on opening up the bottle. It smells like I have just started to take the peel off and eat and orange, it is mouth-watering and not too strong like I was originally thinking. Thank you for carrying this product!

By: Nicole, Prineville, Oregon
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jul-2010


Rating: Star
This essential oil is fantastic!! I use it in cold process soap and the scent does not fade. I am now able to get a wonderful orange scent in my soaps.

By: Holly, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 16-May-2010


Rating: Star
Wow! I fully intend to give this oil an amazing review. I just can't stop smelling it long enough to write a decent review. I pop my nose in, think about the right words and pop my nose back in. It's the most intensely sunshiny scent. More than the orange oil I have to use in baked goods in intensity. I just want to smell this over and over again. Thank you,

By: Nancy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
I stopped making citrus CP soap a few years ago because, after time, the scent would wane. I just received my shipment yesterday, and the first bottle I opened was the 5-Fold Sweet Orange. OMG!!! I cannot stop smelling this, it smells so good. It has an intense natural orangey scent along with a very orangey color. It reminds me of orange skittles. Awesome. I am going to use this in a batch today, along with pumice and a shot of d-Limonene to make Gardener's and Mechanic's Soaps. It will impart a wonderful orange tint to the soap. According to my research, it lasts longer than regular citrus EOs, so I will see. I am impressed with all of the other EOs I ordered also. Wow, you go, NDA!

By: Anita, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2009


Rating: Star
wonderful! cant wait to clean with it :D

By: Nicole, Dover, Delaware
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
A nice fresh orange scent. I used it in my melt and pour soap and I'm interested to see how well sent lasts. This EO is reasonably priced, so I will be using it in my natural cleaning recipes too.

By: Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009


Rating: Star
Again another wonderful oil. I want to eat it and can't wait to use it in my spring and summer product line.

By: Rovenea, Buffalo, New York
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Aug-2008


Rating: Star
Smells great enough to eat. My kids love this in their bubblebath and hair products. I love it too. I will purchase again.

By: Tracey, Egbert, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
this product is WONDERFUL for cleaning , i mix it with water, white vin. , and a bit of tea tree and it makes my house shine and smell fantastic!! so much nicer than store brand cleaners , some much better for the enviroment, and so much better on my pocketbook!!! and a bit more FYI, it makes short work of bird poop! and its safe for the birds once the cage and everything is dry!

By: Nicole, Dover, Delaware
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
Upon a trip to NDA's headquarters in Toronto, I visited their showroom and was delighted by rows and rows of FOs, EOs, colorants, additives and other products to try out and see up close. I smelt this and absolutely fell inlove with it. Citrusy, sweet, warm and zesty--it is the perfect compliment to almost any of my soap recipes when calling for something Orange-ish. I can't wait to visit NDA again soon and see what's new!

By: Karina, Richmond Hill, New York
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Sep-2007


Rating: Star
MMMmmmm.... Orange. What a yummy smelling oil! Nice strength, not over powering, Just right for soaps!

By: Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
My favorite! I love it better than tangerine 5 fold.

By: Monique, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-May-2008


Rating: Star
I'm back on line ordering more of this!!! It is so wonderful, like a fresh peeled orange. So refreshing and real. Nothing artificial at all in the scent. I am in love with this one.

By: Mary, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
Another great citrus EO from New Directions! Love it!

By: Haley, Yankton, South Dakota
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Sep-2008


Rating: Star
Have only tried it with soap so far but I'm sure I will be finding many more uses for it soon.Glad I added it to my scent collection

By: Holly, Lebanon, Tennessee
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
This is a wonderful warm and happy oil! I love to blend it with bergamot as a room spray or put it in a difuser. I also mix it with a mild biodegradable soap to clean the floors and counter tops!

By: Miranda, Greensboro, Georgia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2008


Rating: Star
I love to have my clients smell this while I massage their feet! They love it. It brings up their spirits. I also use it in organic foot and hand creams instead of fragrence oils.

By: Kathy, Shelley, Idaho
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
Wonderful! Fresh, juicy and intense! I love all of the 5-Fold Citrus oils ND offers. Very economical in bath and body products. Highly recommended!

By: Karen, Spring Hill, Florida
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
This is amazing, just what your hands would smell like after eating a juicy ripe orange, doesn't get any better than this!

By: Colette, Alliston, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Another winner from ND! I've been mixing this with the Cinnamon and Clove Bud oils and putting it in the scent balls I purchased (all through ND at crazy low prices) and my whole house smells like fall!!! Thanks for being such a huge part of my change of seasons ND!!!! All of ND oils are accurately described and long lasting and very high quality. I find the ND website full of advice for the experienced and novice and I am always finding new ways of expanding my use of oils!

By: Elinor, Herndon, Virginia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-May-2007


Rating: Star
Great!! SIMPLY amazing scent. I really love this Orange scent and it seems to be long lasting. All the oils I have gotten in my first order seem to be very HIGH quality.

By: Allyson, Winamac, Indiana
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Sep-2007


Rating: Star
Absolutely wonderful. I add this to our shampoo bars at end of hot-process and comes out perfect. I just love it.

By: Naomi, Chatham, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Is there anyone on the planet who doesn't love the smell of orange? Out of the 6 different aromatherapy options I give my clients, this EO is chosen 85% of the time! They LOVE the smell, and always ask where I got it from. My favorite ND EO bar none!

By: Amy, Milwaukie, Oregon
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Mar-2007


Rating: Star
Wonderful oil, I use it in cp cinnamon-clove-orange recipe. It is by far my best seller!

By: Roberta, Anderson, California
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jan-2007


Rating: Star
I don't use any other orange essential oil in my soap...The more I use, the better it is, and even when I used a small amount, the scent held up well. My old soap is months old and still smells great. You always read the citrus oils fade and aren't really worth the time unless you get a quality oil...here it is. However, I've never tried the regular oils to see if the 5 fold is really that much better.

By: Mavra, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2006


Rating: Star
THIS IS AMAZING!!! I have always been pleased with ND's basic Orange EO, but wow! this is intense and my mouth starts to water as it really smells like a perfect orange. Beautiful in blends and extremely well priced. Will be ordering more of this!!!

By: Kate, Hamilton, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
A fresh burst of citrus! Orange 5 fold is great in all b&b products. I like that the scent holds up in my soaps!

By: Lindsay, Pickering, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
A fantasic orange scent! It's bright, sunshiney and juicy smelling. It's strong and long lasting in CP soap. This is a fabulous EO!

By: Kelli, Point Du Chene, New Brunswick
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I particularily like the Orange 5 fold because it is really stable in my formulations. I was able to decrease my emulsifier quantity by half because of the increased stability of Orange 5 fold compared to regular orange essential oils. Of course, it also has a fantastic scent that is exactly like the burst of scent you get when you open a fresh, ripe orange.

By: Elizabeth, Laval, Quebec
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


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