Oranges are one of my favorite fruits: I LOVE peeling the orange and smelling the oil that’s released from the peel of a fresh orange! Orange essential oil comes from the outer peel of the sweet orange through a process called cold pressing. I’ve been on a mission to learn about the sweet orange essential oil benefits and I wanted to share then with you 😉
It has a sweet citrus aroma and the following properties:
The following are some of the most popular benefits and uses associated with orange oil.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil Benefits & Uses
Orange oil has many excellent benefits and uses. For example, when used in a diffuser, the sweet, citrusy aroma cleans and freshens the air while creating a feeling of warmth and happiness. It will eliminate all types of odors, including that smoky or musty smell.
Aids in the Digestive System
Sweet orange essential oil is great for the digestive system. It helps you digest fatty foods and facilitate your gastrointestinal muscles to contract smoother, which reduces spasms and cramps. It also helps with irritable bowels, nausea, flatulence, vomiting, indigestion and constipation. And it eases distention and abdominal pain.
Tummy feeling off?
Here’s a quick recipe you can use when your tummy needs some help:
- Pour 1 teaspoon of your favorite carrier oil in your hand
- Add 2 drops of sweet orange oil
- Massage your abdomen with this mixture for some relief
Skin Care Products
You can use orange oil to make your own lotions, creams, deodorant, lip balm, body scrubs and soaps. It regenerates skin cells and supports collagen formation to help slow down the signs of aging. It also helps clear up acne, moisturizes the skin and it can help with cellulite.
Enhance Your Mood
Put a little sweet orange in your diffuser and it’ll help pep up your mood right away. It has anti-depressant and sedative properties that help ease tension and anxiety. It helps you relax and combats insomnia.
Treat a Variety of Medical Conditions
Orange oil works great to reduce pain and irritation caused by inflammation. It also works to boost your immune system and detoxify your body. You can treat indigestion, muscle spasms, anxiety and depression with orange oil along with decreased libido, impotence and erectile problems.
Use sweet orange oil to make green cleaning supplies for your home. You can clean floors, sinks, counters and more. It makes a great degreaser and it’s safe and non-toxic to use, so you don’t have to worry about spraying harsh chemicals throughout your home.
When blending essential oils, sweet orange works great with the following oils:
Orange Essential Oil For Sleep
Place a blend of 3 drops each of lavender, sweet orange and marjoram oils in a diffuser and it will help you fall asleep and rest more peacefully throughout the night.
How Safe Is Orange Oil?
In most cases, orange oil is safe to use but as with all essential oils, you do need to use caution. Some people may have an allergic reaction if inhaled so be careful when diffusing oils around guests.
It may also cause skin inflammation and dermatitis if not diluted with carrier oil before using topically. You should also avoid sunlight after applying to your skin because it can cause phototoxicity.