A Beginner's Guide to Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet orange essential oil, or simply orange oil is made by cold-pressing the rind of the orange. It is one of the most popular essential oil because of the cheerful and uplifting citrus aroma. Essential oil is a great, all-natural method for improving immune functions and fighting various ailments. Orange oil has always been a popular remedy to replace medicine for centuries.


The Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

When you peel an orange with your hand, especially when it is freshly picked you get tiny droplets spray from the peel and a burst of an orange aroma at the same time. The spray is the essential oil that lives in the rind escaping as you peel the fruit.


Orange essential oil is considered an effective antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, deodorant, digestive stimulant and circulation-booster. The most prominent active ingredients in orange oil are limonene (which is about 85–96 percent of the extract) and myrcene (0.5–3 percent). Limonene is especially considered a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage and inflammation that can lead to various diseases.


Here are some of the benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil:

Ÿ   Fighting cancerous tumors

Ÿ   Increasing circulation

Ÿ   Killing bacteria and pathogens

Ÿ   Decreasing wrinkles

Ÿ   Improving complexion

Ÿ   Easing anxiety

Ÿ   Decreasing hypertension


How to Use Orange Essential Oil


Like other essential oils, the best and easiest way to benefit from sweet orange essential oil is to add a few drops to your diffuser and let the wonderful citrus aroma infuse your room and surrounding environment while the goodness of the oil is absorbed by inhaling and delivered to your body via your blood system. There are also other more creative ways to use orange essential oil:


Body Scrub

Make your 100% natural body scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and hydrate your skin. A simple recipe is to combine raw sugar, sea salt, honey, and essential oil. Orange oil is a good candidate, but you can also use other essential oils or combination of a few.  


Cleaning and Washing

Not only does Orange essential oil has a natural, sweet smell, but its anti-bacterial property can keep the bacteria at bay. Add a few drops to other cleansing oils like bergamot oil and water for cleaning. Add a few drops of your DIY soap and enjoy its refreshing smell.


Massage and Pain Reliever

Add sweet orange essential oil to your carrier oil for an uplifting, relaxing, and aromatic massage experience. If you suffer from muscle, bone or joint pain, Rub orange oil mixed with a carrier oil onto sore muscles or swollen areas to bring down inflammation.


The options with sweet orange oil are almost limitless. Just keep in mind to always looking for the purest and best quality sweet orange essential oil.




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