Sweet orange or orange essential oil is made from the peel of the orange fruit.
Orange Oil contains limonene (85-96%), which is a monocyclic monoterpene and a powerful antioxidant. Orange can be used to boost the immune system, reducing stress, anxiety and preventing cold and flues from spreading.
Orange essential oil can help to increase blood circulation. It increases blood flow and helps fight hypertension, if these are left untreated it can lead to heart disease. Since orange increases blood flow it can help increase libido, reduce headaches and symptoms of PMS.
Orange is an anti-inflammatory, which helps fight pain, infection and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Orange oil turns off the inflammatory response that cause swelling in the tissues; this reliefs the muscles, bones and joints of pain.
The smell of orange can help boost your mood, leaving you feel more relaxed and uplifted. It can help relieve stress, anxiety, and help you get a better night sleep.
Orange is a mild diuretic. By increasing urination it helps detoxify the kidney, bladder and liver of unwanted toxins, excess sodium and wastes. This reduces bloating, eases cramps and constipation.
Orange helps promote healthy oral health. It fights microbial growth and protects again gum infections, eases sore throats and helps prevent and heal cold sores and mouth ulcers.
Orange essential oil is a great additive to a natural DIY cleaner. It is an antimicrobial killing bacteria or unwanted organisms from kitchens, bathroom or any room of your home or work. Add to spray bottle fill most of the bottle with water and add orange essential oil. Other suggested oils to add are lemon, eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint, lemongrass, and lavender. Add 5-20- drops depending on size of bottle and how many oils you choice to use.
Orange is extremely high in vitamin C. Vitamin C protects and heals skin from signs of aging including wrinkles and dark spots. This is because orange oil promotes the production of collagen in the skin. As said early orange has powerful antioxidant properties, which slows, skin damage from UV light, pollution and toxicity. Being an anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial it fights inflammation and bacteria on the skin that can lead to acne. Add a small amount to cotton ball or add to nightly cream or face wash.
Sweet Orange Blends Well With
Cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood and other citrus oils.