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:
- Boosting Positivity
- Dietary Supplements
- Diffusers and Burners
- Food Preservation
- Improving Circulation
- Increasing Mood
- Increasing Motivation
- Massage and Physiotherapy
- Reducing Anxiety
- Reducing Headaches
- Relieving Stress
- Steam Inhalation
- Topical treatments for Treating the Skin
Side Effects Can include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Nasal irritation
- Skin Irritation
Works Well with Other Essential Oils Such as:
- 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.