Orange Essential Oil
Name: Orange
Scientific Name: Citrus sinensis
Scent: Citrus, Fruity, Sweet, Warm, Energising.
Extracted/Distilled from the : Fruit, flowers, rind, juice.
Recommended Carrier Oil: Castor Oil, Olive, Rapeseed, Vitamin E Oil, Avocado Oil

What can It be used for:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Boosting Positivity
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Diffusers and Burners
  • Energising
  • Food Preservation
  • Improving Circulation
  • Increasing Mood
  • Increasing Motivation
  • Massage and Physiotherapy
  • Perfume
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Reducing Headaches
  • Relieving Stress
  • Steam Inhalation 
  • Topical treatments for Treating the Skin

Side Effects Can include:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nasal irritation
  • Skin Irritation

Works Well with Other Essential Oils Such as:

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Citronella
  • Cloves
  • Cypress
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Jasmine
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

How to Use Orange Essential Oils:

Orange is one of the stronger scented essential oils, related to Bergamot and Mandarin, and so not much is required for any use. Use 1-2 drops per tbsp of carrier oil.  

It is best used as either a perfume, massage oil, diffuser or burner oil (when mixed with a base oil) or added lightly to laundry or baths to create a warming and energising scent. It can be used topically as it is Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, however this is typically when used to massage or treat superficial grazes or minor injuries.

 ~ Orange Perfumed Moisturiser~

  • 5-8 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil or other carrier Oil
  • 1 small pot of moisturiser or body cream.

Mixing in the carrier oil on top of the moisturiser, add the essential oil one drop at a time as the moisturiser and carrier oil is stirred together until none of the oil can be seen. This will ensure a well mixed and long lasting perfumed moisturiser, with a fragrantly citrusy scent.

Traditional Apothecary Uses of Orange:

Orange oil can be added in small amounts to food as a dietary supplement, the oil can be used in a low dosages, as it is said to help in a variety of ways traditionally, from being used to treat stress and shock, to relieving indigestion and promoting blood circulation. 

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