Lilin Aromaterapi dari Minyak Atsiri Kulit Jeruk Manis (Citrus sinensis)

Defe Lestari, Eva Vidayanti, Arif Jumari

Abstract

Sweet orange peel is a waste. There is a high economic valued chemical compound of essential oil called limonene which has a distinctive fresh aroma.. Essential oil of Limonene  was extracted from orange peel then will be applied as aromatherapy candles. The taking of essential oils is using distillation of liquid vapor for 3 hours. After that, the essential oil is added to aromatherapy wax and stearic acid. The volume of essential oil extracted from distillation in this study is 2,3 mL with weight 1.957 grams from 200 grams of orange peel. The addition of essential oil is 3 mL for sample 1 and 5 mL for sample 2.. The aromatherapy candles had tested for flame duration and product acceptance in the community. The result showed that the higher the content of Essential oil of Limonene  the longer the flame duration and the higher the acceptance in the community.

 

Keyword : sweet orange peel, essential oil of Limonene, extraction, distillation, aromatherapy candle,

 

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