Sweet Orange vs. Blood Orange

Sweet Orange vs. Blood Orange

Sweet orange and Blood orange belong to the same plant family of Rutaceae. Their oil is extracted from the peels of the fruit through the same process of cold pressing. Both these oils have very similar benefits in terms of their use in skincare and aromatherapy.

The main difference, however, is that Blood Orange has a more complex, tarter, sharper aroma compared to Sweet Orange. This feature makes blood orange oil more potent in energising and uplifting blends when used in aromatherapy.

Both these oils have excellent antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties when used in skin care formulations. The deep red colour of the blood orange fruit indicates a stronger concentration of Anthocyanin, a potent antioxidant, compared to sweet orange.

When using these oils topically, add them to your skincare formulation or dilute them with carrier oils. For more information on carrier oils, check out our blog post on them.