Orange essential oil, sometimes known as sweet orange oil, is extracted by cold-pressing the peels of the orange fruit (Citrus sinensis) and has a lovely sweet, refreshing and citrusy scent.
Orange oil contains a compound called D-limonene which is responsible for many of the health benefits of this oil, including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, carminative and sedative effects.
Orange oil can be used externally and aromatically to reduce inflammation and spasms of the muscles, digestive tract and respiratory tract. This antiseptic oil can be used topically to treat skin irritations and infections, and as a natural surface cleaner for your home.
When used aromatically, orange oil is a mood-booster and relaxant which will infuse your home with a wonderful scent.
Directions for use
Use 1-2 drops of orange essential oil to flavor food and desserts.
Apply orange oil topically to the skin, muscles and joints by diluting 1-2 drops with 10ml of carrier oil and massaging it into the affected areas. Add 5 drops of oil to a warm bath to enjoy its aromatic and external health benefits.
This oil can be inhaled by adding 3-4 drops to an oil burner or diffuser, or placing 2-3 drops into your hands for direct inhalation. Orange essential oil blends well with lemon, cinnamon, clove, ginger, sandalwood and black pepper oil.
Make a natural antiseptic cleaning solution to wipe down the kitchen, bathroom and other surfaces by mixing 10 drops of orange oil with a cup of water in a spray bottle.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.