Sweet Orange Essential Oil Uses And Benefits
Sweet orange essential oil finds a wide range of use in holistically supporting the body on physical, mental, and emotional levels, while its universally appealing aroma and ease of blending make it useful under almost any circumstances and a valuable addition to many formulas. The health benefits of sweet orange essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue substance.
The sweet, fresh aroma of orange essential oil is known to improve mood, concentration, focus and clarity of the mind and the scent is rejuvenating, grounding, and balancing. This oil is added to many beauty products like lotion, shampoo, acne treatments and mouthwash since it has antibacterial properties and a strong, fresh scent.
The strong anti-inflammatory effects of orange oil have been researched in regard to its effects for fighting pain, infection and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation, muscle spasms and muscle cramps.
Orange oil assists the immune system by being a potent antioxidant and fighting free radicals which undermine health on so many levels. Orange helps to increase absorption of vitamin C, assists the detoxification processes of the body, and all of these things combined equal a stronger immune system.
Orange oil has a natural fresh, sweet, citrus smell that, when diluted it’s a great way to clean counter-tops, cutting boards or appliances without needing to use bleach or harsh chemicals found in most products. It is also used to cut grease in many cleansers and particularly deep cleaning hand soaps.
Essential oils made from citrus fruits offer the potential for all-natural anti-microbials for use in improving the safety of foods. Because of the oils powerful anti-microbial compounds called terpenes, orange oil can inhibit the spread of salmonella bacteria.
Citrus fruits are known to provide high levels of vitamin C that help protect and heal skin, making oranges one of the best vitamin C foods around. Orange essential oil is also very beneficial for fighting signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots since it promotes the production of collagen. Because of its antioxidant power, it slows the rate of skin damage experienced from UV light exposure, pollution and toxicity.
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Sweet, citrus, sugary, sharp, uplifting
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver, and ylang-ylang
Caution: Orange essential oil is phototoxic: avoid applying to the skin if you plan on being outdoors in the sunlight, as it will intensify the effects of the sun. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not considered appropriate for treatment of illness. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.