BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus Sinensis
AROMA: Blood Orange has a radiant, citrusy aroma with warm and subtle fresh notes
COLOR: Oily reddish-orange to orange
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold Pressed
PLANT PART: Fruit Peel
BLENDS WELL WITH: Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Nutmeg and Clove
Orange essential oil displays photo-toxicity. It tastes bitter and if ingested in large quantities, it may result in vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite
Derived from a fruit bearing evergreen tree that is covered with thick greenish brown bark and narrow supplementary spines. Juicy blood oranges blossom under shiny green leaves. When pressed or juiced, blood oranges have a reddish color.
Orange oil is very uplifting to the mind and emotions. This can translate to an increase in physical energy, or an elevating mood. It’s often said to be an oil of abundance, or possibility, opening a person’s mind and heart to the potential that surrounds them, and their ability to accept the goodness Life is offering. This can affect a person on many levels, from helping you to release patterns of scarcity, money blocks, fear, and “not enough-ness”, to stimulating your creativity, vision, and widening your perspective. It can also help a person tap into their own playfulness and sense of humor, so that challenges can be approached without the heaviness that often impacts our ability to navigate them. And it helps you tap into your authentic self, and come to learn that you are, in fact, “enough”.
The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality orange oil. Please do your research before buying oils;
Diffuse orange oil throughout a room to help with anxiety. Also consider adding a drop to the palms of your hands and cupping over nose and inhaling.
Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
Add a drop the collar of a shirt, inhale directly from bottle, apply topically over solar plexus.
Orange essential oil does help with mild constipation but it doesn’t work for everyone. Apply 1-2 drops with coconut oil and apply to the abdomen 2-3 times a day. Also consider Peppermint, Black Pepper, Marjoram.
Orange essential oil encourages detoxification by acting as a diuretic. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, the bladder and kidneys. Increased urination assists in the elimination of toxins like uric acid, bile and excess salts and helps relieve fluid retention. Detox and cleansing properties help breakdown and eliminate cellulite.
To promote digestion, ease constipation and increase the absorption of vitamin C use as a massage oil in the abdominal area
Keep Away Moths
Put a few drops of orange essential oil on a cotton ball and keep it in your closet or drawers to keep moths away.
Research suggests that orange essential oil is effective against larvae and pupae of housefly and may help in elimination of houseflies.
Apply to the soles of the feet daily, add a drop to water.
Apply to the soles of the feet.
Gently massage 2-3 drops of orange essential oil into the base of your neck and the front of your neck to help regulate your hormones. Apply peppermint essential oil if you suffer from hot flashes.
Diffuse throughout a room, add a drop to a shirt collar, rub through the hair,or inhale from cupped hands in times of sadness.