Sweet orange or orange essential oils have a historical and spiritual background. Its Latin name is Citrus Sinenis. The Citrus blossoms were protected foods for only the Greek and Roman gods.
Orange essential oil is cold pressed from the outer peel of the common orange. A citrusy and tart aroma it uplifts your emotions and calms away your stress. The therapeutic compounds in orange rinds are Limonene and Myrcene. Limonene, especially, is a powerful antioxidant and great inflammatory fighter.
Key Benefits of Orange Essential Oil
- Demonstrates anti-tumor activity. Studies have found it effectively stops growth of lung and colon cancer cells.
- Reduces aging of skin, helping with wrinkles and complexion.
- Helps ease anxiety and put you in a good mood.
- Aid for circulation and hypertension issues.
- Anti-bacterial and improves the immune system.
Using Orange Essential Oil
-Diffuse by using one a diffuser or a mister with orange oil into the atmosphere in your house, room or office, to help lift moods and promote relaxation.
-Boosts digestion; you can add 1-2 drops of oil to water to ingest or even apply 2 drops to your abdominal area to aid digestion. You can even add to recipes for a great orange flavor.
-It encourages lymph drainage. Dilute 2-4 drops with coconut oil and rub on lymph nodes to help remove toxins.
-Adds a fresh citrus scent and fights bacteria by using as a natural household cleaner. Just add a couple orange oil drops to water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray, then wipe down.
Do avoid direct sun on skin for about 10 hours after applying. Orange oil causes skin reactions to sensitive individuals.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant help individuals with health programs to improve life and happiness. Cindy is a true believer in eating healthy greens and herbs to prevent illness and disease. She is a writer, speaker and owner of several businesses.