Wild Orange Essential Oil Benefits

Posted on April 12, 2012 | In Essential Oils
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Written by, Becki Andrus

Wild Orange essential oil is one of the strongest oils when used aromatically, it is amazing in a diffuser! It is excellent for killing bacteria, viruses, fungus, and pathogens in the air while leaving a sweet, citrusy smell that can uplift the mood and also help the immune system fight and prevent disease.

Many people are drawn to this oil if they are suffering from depression or anxiety, because it is an effective way to help lift the spirit and reduce the negative feelings. The aromatic benefits of Wild Orange essential oil will help with calming and uplifting the body and mind. It can also help to soothe infants with colic.

One interesting thing about Wild Orange is the fact that it can help to decrease stress and instill peaceful feelings, and at the same time improving energy! Because of this, I often use Wild Orange in the afternoons when I hit the mid-afternoon “lull.”

Typically, a high-quality Wild Orange essential oil will be cold-pressed from the rind of the orange. It is often used in cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and detergent for its wonderful fragrance and disinfecting properties.

Properties:

Anti-inflammatory, stimulant, digestive, antiseptic, antidepressant, hypotensive, tonic, choleretic, carminative, anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, stomachic, and disinfectant

Possible Uses:

Wild Orange essential oil can be used to help with menopause, depression, anxiety, withdrawal, muscle soreness, water retention, flu, obesity, stress, digestive system (diarrhea and constipation), wrinkles, bronchitis, mouth ulcers, sedation, colic, heartburn, fever, stomach ache, oily skin, dermatitis, appetite, lower high cholesterol, acid reflux, colds and complexion.

Application:

Topically- Apply to area of concern and reflex points. Blend with cream, massage oil, or lotion and massage gently onto skin when needed. Mix with bathwater, bathe.

Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. beverage, consume. (FDA approved, do not give to children under the age of 6)

Aromatically- Diffuse into air, breathe normally. Add to hot water in a bowl, breathe in vapors. Inhale and breathe directly from bottle.

Historical Uses:

Oranges have been used for centuries to cure things like jaundice, heartburn, throat problems, diarrhea, and scurvy.

Aromatic Guide:

Aromatically this oil can help bring joy, peace, and self-love. It may also calm the nerves and relieve stress.

Caution:

Citrus essential oils cause photosensitivity, so direct sunlight should be avoided for up to 12 hours after applying the oil to the skin.

Here is a cool video about using Wild Orange to quickly improve the mood and lift everyone’s spirits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuGyxNo4xkc

Do you have any questions about essential oils? Feel free to comment here on this blog post or contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

With love,

Becki :)

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