10 Ways to Use Orange Essential Oil
by Samique Rizvi on May 16, 2020
Citrus sinesis tree also known as Sweet Orange is an evergreen tree. It bears the orange fruit. Sweet Orange tree is an important agricultural product. Who doesn’t like delicious, sweet and yummy oranges?
The orange fruit has many uses - to make juices, pulps, jellies and it is a staple in flavoring and baked goods. Orange blossoms (the flowers) are used in several different ways, for example, in Spain, fallen blossoms are dried and used to make orange tea. The leaves are also used to make orange tea.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the rinds or peels of the orange fruit. Limonene is a chemical found in the rind of citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges. It is especially concentrated in peels, comprising around 97% of this rind's essential oils. It's often referred to as d-limonene, which is its main chemical form.
The refreshing, sweet scent and therapeutic properties of Sweet Orange Essential Oil makes it popular for aromatic and topical use. It blends really well with many other essential oils and is uplifting and refreshing. There are so many great ways to use Sweet Orange Essential Oils.
Here’s our top 10 favorite ways to use orange essential oil!
1. Mood Enhancement
One of the properties of orange essential oil is that it works as a mood booster, helping you feel uplifted when you’re upset. You can use 5 – 6 drops of orange oil in a low-heat diffuser, or by diluting the oil in some fractionated coconut oil and applying it on your pulse points and heart and inhaling the aroma to boost your mood.
2. Dental Hygiene
The aroma of orange oil can combat bad breath, and it is great for killing bacteria, promote healthy gums, and reduce dental inflammation. To improve your dental hygiene with orange oil, add ½ teaspoon of salt and 5 drops of orange oil to a cup of warm water. Gargle with this mixture for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then spit it out. Be sure not to ingest the mixture. Do this on a regular basis for overall dental hygiene.
3. Stimulate Creativity and Productivity
The aroma of orange is very uplifting to the emotions. Diffuse a few drops of orange essential oil when you want to get the creative juices flowing. Do the same if you’re feeling out of focus and want to be productive. If you wish to use it topically, check out our In The Moment Essential Oil Blend Roll-On. You’ll love it so much!
4. Household Cleaner
Because orange oil is non-toxic and antiseptic, it works great as an alternative cleaning solution for counters and tables where you don’t want to use harsh chemicals that could be ingested. To make your own essential oil cleaning spray, simply add 10 drops of oil for every cup of water, then add to a spray bottle. Shake before using, and be sure to use a clean cloth to wipe down surfaces.
5. Anxiety Relief
Use orange oil in your diffuser, breathe deeply and intentionally, inhaling the aroma and letting go of your negative and stressing thoughts. Our Cool & Calm Blend helps you do just that!
6. Facial Cleanser
To overall reduce the oil on your skin, add 2 – 3 drops of oil to a cup of water and use that to wash your face in the evenings. You can also fill up a 2 oz spray bottle with witch hazel or water and a few drops of orange oil to use throughout the day. Orange oil’s antiseptic properties kill the bacteria that causes acne.
Applied in a massage, Orange Essential Oil is known to increase blood flow. This is known to relieve discomforts associated with inflammation, headaches, menstruation, and low libido.
8. Purifying The Air
Create a cleaner and better breathing environment by diffusing orange essential oil. To harness the purifying power and aroma of sweet orange oil, place a few drops on your air filter at home. This will eliminate odor while simultaneously purifying the air.
9. Stronger and Shinier Hair
With all those antioxidants, orange oil is also very good for your hair. Its anti-inflammatory effects can soothe an irritated scalp, while it also stimulates growth at the roots. It makes your hair smell so great too! Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner and massage your scalp for stronger and shinier locks.
10. Invite Peace and Serenity in Your Life!
Combined with mindfulness and consciousness, diffusion or topical use (diluted) of orange oil can bring a whole lot of peace and serenity in your life. You just gotta breathe!
What are your favorite ways to use Orange Essential Oil? Comment below. 🤗🙏🏾❤️
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