Sweet orange essential oil benefits include: antidepressant qualities enabling its users to feel uplifted in mind and body. It also boosts the immune system and helps cure colds. It treats stomach ailments, can get rid of flatulence, and enhances digestion. It is also a good diuretic, lymphatic stimulant as well as sedative and relaxant.
Instructions for Use
It can be inhaled to aid in decongesting blocked air passageways, boost emotions, and aid sleep. The oil can be used in aromatherapy and blended for massage purposes to remove toxins in the body, reduce tension and enhance circulation. It can be added in cosmetic products to aid in detoxification, reduce skin irritation and inflammations, and restore collagen.
History and Additional Information
Oranges have been used for thousands of years all over the world for their nutritional and medicinal values. These fruits are native to India and China where they have been used as medicine from where they spread,although they were not eaten in Europe until the 17th century.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
- Other Names: orange oil
- Part of Plant Used: orange rinds
- Place of Origin: China, India
- Odor/Fragrance: intense sweet, fresh citrus/tangy smell
- Color: yellow-orange
- Aroma Strength: medium-strong
- Consistency: light
- Note: top
Blending Suggestions: citrus oils, black pepper, bergamot, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, sandalwood
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Orange Oil is relatively safe to use for both adults and children. However, it has a phototoxic nature and should therefore not be used by anyone going to be exposed to the sun for long.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: NOW Brands
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.