Sweet orange should be one of your go-to essential oils! Keep it in your medicine cabinet and use it when you need to bring a smile to your face. At Aromandina we love blending it with other oils. In fact, it’s one of the main ingredients in some of our most popular blends — including Autumn Blend, Spring Blend, Citrus Delight, Holiday Bliss, and Detoxing Body Oil.
When you think of an orange, you probably think of the juicy, tasty, fleshy insides. However, sweet orange oil actually comes from the outer peel, thanks to a special cold pressing technique. Just like its fleshy counterpart, orange oil has a sweet, warm, rounded aroma.
In addition to its great scent, aromatherapy experts love orange oil because it’s so versatile. You can literally use it from head to toe!
Whether you’re battling abdominal distention and pain, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, constipation, irritable bowel, or simply poor eating choices, orange oil can help. It’s a hepatic stimulant and cholagogue — meaning it can help bile flow better, making it easier for your body to digest fatty foods. It can also help normalize the peristaltic action in your intestines — meaning your gastrointestinal muscles will contract more smoothly — so that you don’t have spasms and cramps.
Simply mix 7 drops of orange with 7 drops of ginger, and 1 ounce of carrier oil, and massage your abdomen with it.
Orange can help fight the signs of aging, rough patches of skin, acne, and cellulite. As long as you mix it with a jojoba oil (one ounce of jojoba for every 10 drops of oil), you can apply it directly to your skin. (Don’t use it in your bath water, because it may irritate your skin!)
Orange’s astringent properties can work wonders for oily and acne-prone skin, so add it to your regular skincare routine.
To create your own regenerative moisturizer, combine 3 drops of sweet orange oil, 3 drops of frankincense, 3 drops of lavender, and 1 ounce of jojoba oil, and use it every night.
Or, create a daily massage oil by mixing 5 drops of sweet orange, 5 drops of geranium, 5 drops of atlas cedarwood, and 1 ounce of carrier oil. Massage it into your problem areas, and the orange will help stimulate your lymphatic system, which can help reduce cellulite.
If you didn’t know better, you’d think orange oil had some REAL sunshine in it! One whiff makes you think of sunshine-filled days, which is why it’s especially powerful during the winter.
Orange has antidepressant and sedative properties that help combat anxiety, tension, frustration, and insomnia.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease