Sweet Orange Essential Oil is favored for its sweet and zesty fragrance that is not only refreshing but also uplifting. Inhale this beneficial oil to inspire positive thoughts and energy. In this spotlight, I share sweet orange essential oil recipes, as well as other ways you can enjoy this cheerful oil.
Let the aroma of freshly squeezed oranges improve the air of a stale room or create a calm environment. I love that it is safe to use around children, plus children enjoy the smell of oranges too.
This essential oil contains high levels of limonene (over 90%). Limonene is commonly used in foods, cosmetics, cleaning products, and natural insect repellants.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil Spotlight
Most of the time, sweet orange is just called orange essential oil. There is also a wild orange essential oil available in the aromatherapy world. Wild orange is very similar to sweet orange but is produced from the fruits of wild trees (aka wildcrafted) instead of cultivated trees. Sweet and wild orange oil can be used interchangeably.
|Botanical Name||Citrus sinensis|
|Aroma||Sweet, fruity, citrus|
|Plant Part Used||Rind of fruit|
|Shelf Life||1-2 years|
|Safety Concerns||Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant|
Essential Oil Blends Well With
It is no surprise that sweet orange oil blends well with other citrus essential oils like lime, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin, and more. You really can't go wrong blending citrus oils. There are many more oils that sweet orange blends well with:
- Black Pepper
- Chamomile (all types)
- Clary Sage
- Clove Bud
- Juniper Berry
- Sweet Marjoram
- Ylang Ylang
Nervous anxiety, constipation, intestinal spasm, fluid retention, detoxifying, cellulite, insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress-related conditions, tension, convalescence
Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antiseptic, calmative, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Sweet Orange Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
The uplifting scent of orange essential oil calms nervous tension and soothes worries, making it a wonderful addition to bedtime blends.
When using essential oils topically, it is best practice to dilute them in a carrier oil first before applying to the skin. Jojoba and fractionated coconut oil are popular choices.
Check out some of the benefits of orange essential oil:
- Supports the body's immune system
- Enhances feelings of well-being
- Revitalizes and brightens skin
- Offers a detoxifying and cleansing effect
- Helps ease tense muscles
- Calms the digestive system and aids digestion
- Provides courage when overwhelmed
- Makes an effective degreaser
Sweet Orange Essential Oil Recipes
Looking for some ways to include this happy oil into your DIY blends? Here are 5 simple yet effective orange essential oil blend recipes.
1. Orange Roller Blend - Fresh Slice
Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto arms, chest, shoulders, and neck for uplifting your mood. 4% dilution.
2. Orange Diffuser Recipe - Delight
Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy.
3. Sweet Citrus Sugar Scrub Recipe
Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer scrub to the plastic jar. Use within 1 month. To use, scoop a small amount into hand and rub onto the body. Wash off with warm water. Any time you use oily products in a shower or tub, use caution when entering and exiting as tub or shower may be slippery.
4. Blissful Orange Inhaler Blend
Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, using tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.
5. Sweet Orange Bath Oil Recipe
Directions: Add all ingredients into the squirt pump bottle, shake to blend bath oil together. To use, fill a bathtub with warm to hot water according to your comfort, then squirt several pumps of bath oil into the water right before getting in (about 1 tablespoon). Get in and soak up the lovely aroma. Be cautious because bath oil can make the bathtub slippery.
General Essential Oil Precautions
Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.
Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.
If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.
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