12 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils - Orange, Lemon, Lime & More!

12 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils - Orange, Lemon, Lime & More!

Citrus oils are among the favorites in any essential oils collection. They are versatile and effective, providing many uses and benefits. Citrus oils most popular today are orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime, and bergamot essential oil.  Use any of these oils to transform the smell of your home.

They are happy, uplifting oils that have been called liquid sunshine in a bottle. Use them to replace store bought room freshener sprays that are unnatural and instead fill your home with any of these fresh scents.

Best Citrus Essential Oils

All of these oils are refresh and uplifting, perfect when stressed or feeling down in the dumps.

  • Orange (Wild or Sweet)
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamot
  • Petitgrain
  • Tangerine
  • Mandarin (Red or Green)
  • Bitter Orange

All citrus peel oils are considered top notes and evaporate quickly.

12 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils offer a variety of benefits for health and wellness. Here are just 12 benefits citrus oils offer.

1. Boosting Mood

Citrus oils are a wonderful way to enhance mood and emotional balance. They work on the brain's chemicals and hormones resulting in an improved mood. Let these aromatic oils will brighten your mood!

2. Antioxidant Protection

Citrus oils contain antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals. Free radical are responsible for damage to cells and tissues. Antioxidants also help to relieve stress on the immune system.

3. Eliminates Germs

Citrus oils are well known for killing germs and fighting against pathogens. Use citrus oils in homemade cleaning products to enjoy all natural germ elimination.

4. Immune System Support

Citrus oils are known to effectively boost the immune system. Diffuse these fruity essential oils to enjoy an immune boost during cold and flu season. Or use to recover from seasonal illnesses quicker. Try Citrus Bomb Diffuser Blend: 2 drops of lemon, 2 drops of orange, 1 drop of grapefruit and 1 drop of lime. Add to your diffuser with recommended water amount and enjoy the aroma.

5. Superb Air Freshener

Remove odors throughout the house and work place with any of the citrus oil. Just add to a spray bottle with water, shake and spritz into air. Also use citrus oils in a diffuser to clean the air. Try our Citrus Burst Aromatherapy Room Spray Recipe.

6. Sanitize Surfaces & Produce

Keep the surfaces in your kitchen, bathroom & rest of home sanitized with citrus oils. Lemon is a classic addition to DIY cleaning recipes and useful for sticky messes on the counter. You can also clean & sanitize produce by rinsing or soaking fruit or vegetables with citrus oils.

7. Ease Anxiety & Irritability

Several citrus oils can help reduce feelings or anxiety and irritability, as well as other mood disorders. Bergamot and orange essential oil are especially beloved for there ability to balance mood and emotions.

8. Boost Energy

Citrus oils help to boost physical and mental energy levels. Especially great oils to use in a diffuser in your home or work place to help you get through the day. Grapefruit oil is a favorite for this! Read more: Essential Oil Recipes for Energy.

9. Remove Toxins

Some citrus oils many help to remove toxins and impurities from cells. Try in a soothing massage oil, just be sure to be aware of which essential oils are phototoxic and avoid before going in the sun. Read more about Phototoxic Essential Oils.

10. Helpful to Skin

Applying citrus oils to skin issues like warts, bunions, corns or calluses may eliminate these bothersome problems.

11. Support Respiratory Health

Lime essential oil can ease respiratory issues like coughs and congested sinuses. Read more: Lime & Eucalyptus Chest Rub.

12. Versatility

Citrus oils are versatile as you can see, they are an important part of any essential oil collection. They can be used aromatically and topically.

Ways to Use Citrus Oils

Citrus oils can be used in many ways. Below are just some of the ways you can enjoy them.

  • Diffuser: Diffuse oils into the air using an essential oil diffuser. It will make you home smell wonderful, eliminate germs in air, and offer mood, mind and immune benefits.
  • Spray Bottle: Add several drops of citrus oil (single or a blend of oils) into spray bottle and fill rest of bottle with water, shake well. Use as air freshener, room spray or body spray. Click here to purchase our spray bottles.
  • Citrus Massage: Create a massage blend by mixing several drops of citrus oil in a dropper bottle, fill rest of bottle with carrier oil. Try this recipe for "Stress Free" Citrus Massage Oil. Add 6 drops of Orange oil and 6 drops of Grapefruit oil to 1 oz dropper bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil (or favorite carrier oil for massages).

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12 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils - Orange, Lemon, Lime & More! by Loving Essential Oils

12 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils - Orange, Lemon, Lime & More! by Loving Essential Oils


Jennifer Lane

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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