When you think of oranges, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is the uplifting aroma, and how your mom would make you eat oranges when you had the flu for its rich Vitamin C content. You guessed it. Sweet Orange essential oil, also referred to as Orange essential oil, is a powerhouse oil that has a fresh, radiant and fruity aroma. You can use Sweet Orange in a variety of ways, and we list out some of the common methods of use below.
If you experience an upset stomach or gas, Sweet Orange oil can be beneficial if applied topically to your abdominal area. Just add 3-4 drops to one tablespoon of carrier oil and gently rub on your abdomen to relax muscles and ease discomfort.
Want to turn that frown upside down? Just add 5-10 drops of Sweet Orange oil in your diffuser and enjoy the bright, joyful aroma.
Sleeplessness is huge nowadays, especially among millennials, factoring in busy schedules, stress and anxiety. For a restful night’s sleep, add a few drops of Sweet Orange to a cotton ball or soft cloth and inhale before you go to bed. Its sweet, citrus aroma can help calm anxiety and nerves.
Sweet Orange boosts a generous Vitamin C content, which is needed to heal and protect the skin. The best part: Sweet Orange oil comes from the peel of the orange, meaning it carries an even higher Vitamin C content! Score. Add 3-4 drops to a carrier oil of your choice and apply to skin directly.
Lower blood pressure
Sweet Orange oil is recognized as a natural remedy for high blood pressure. It is best known to improve blood flow and fight hypertension, which are arguably the greatest contributing factors of heart disease. In fact, a 2014 study found that in a group of people who inhaled fresh air versus Sweet Orange, those who inhaled the essential oil experienced reduced diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
DIY Sweet Orange essential oil recipes
Love Sweet Orange oil so much that you want to experiment with some cool recipes? You can find a few of our favorite recipes below.
DIY air freshener
- 300mL glass spray bottle
- ½ cup of water
- 1 tbsp of organic vodka
- 10-12 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil
*Mix all ingredients well and enjoy the fresh scent.
DIY acne fighter
- 2 tbsp of Skin Therapy carrier oil for its vitamin-rich, plant-based oil formula
- 4 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil
- 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil for treating dry skin and reducing the look of wrinkles
- 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
*Blend together and gently apply on skin. Leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse off.
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