One of the most familiar fruits in the world, orange is grown throughout many warm regions of the globe, notably Brazil, and in the United States, California and Florida. The essential oil of the wonderfully round and juice-filled fruit comes from its pleasing orange peel and bears a sweet, citrusy and refreshing fragrance. This variety of orange is related to, but not the same as, bitter orange (Citrus aurantium), which yields its signature tart oil, as well as petitgrain and neroli.
- Antispasmodic – Orange oil is considered to be anti-spasmodic and may be used for muscle cramps, diarrhea and coughing.
- Stress – When you need to relax after a hard day at the office or are suffering from inflammation of any kind, you might consider reaching for a natural sedative that helps you to relax. Orange oil is a great choice to help calm anxiety, anger, depression and inflammation.
- Aphrodisiac – Are you having problems with sexual desire? Orange oil is valued for its aphrodisiac properties, regular use may help with decreased sexual desire and libido.
- Anti-inflammatory – Orange oil is valued for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and may be used to help ease symptoms associated with inflammation.
- Hormones – Used to support the endocrine system and balance hormones.
- Antiseptic – May be applied to wounds to help with the prevention of bacterial infection.
- Digestion – Used to hep rid and prevent the build up of gas, and to promote urination which may help with the removal of toxins and excess fat.
- Alzheimer’s – One study suggests that regular use of Orange oil may aid in improving cognitive function, especially in AD patients.
- Insecticide – Research suggests that orange essential oil is effective against larvae and pupae of the housefly, and may help in elimination of houseflies.
How to Use
- For muscle cramps, inflammation or digestion issues, add 2 – 3 drops to a carrier oil such as Almond, Jojoba or Coconut (you may also blend with lotion) and massage in a circular motion onto affected areas.
- To enjoy the aphrodisiac properties, apply a few drops to your wrists, the bottoms of the feet, the back of the neck and or add several drops to a diffuser and place next to the bed.
- Mood – To create an relaxing environment, add several drops to your diffuser and place in your home, children’s room, car or office.
- Alzheimer’s – Apply to the temples, forehead, dab under the nose and on the bottoms of the feet daily.
- As an insecticide, in a 32 oz mister bottle, add 1/4 cup of castile liquid soap, 1 tsp of Orange oil and 1 tsp of Cedarwood oil and mix well. Store in a cool dark place.