5 Original Uses for Orange Essential Oil
5 Original Uses for Orange Essential Oil
Is there anyone who doesn’t love the bright scent of a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice in the morning? The scent of citrus can be highly invigorating for all of your senses, making you feel more awake than you would with coffee alone. Orange essential oil provides a simple solution to carrying this aroma with you throughout the day, no matter where you need to go.
Orange essential oil happens to be one of the most affordable and versatile essential oils that a user will want to consider adding to their collection. Because of its many properties and uses, you can get the maximum benefit from a bottle of this powerful oil with minimal financial investment. Find out what this bright and cheerful oil can offer you with these original uses for orange essential oil.
1. Freshen up a Stale Room
Do you have a room in your house that simply smells stale when you walk in? Perhaps it’s caused by the leftover smokiness from a burnt dinner the night before or from a closed-up house while you were on vacation. No matter the reason, it can be difficult to dispel this scent even with store-bought air fresheners. Fortunately, citrus tends to be highly effective at neutralizing odors right at the source.
Diffuse a few drops of orange oil in your favorite essential oil diffuser to make the room smell fresher almost instantly. You can also create a lot of unique blends with orange oil to suit your tastes. For example, you may consider mixing a few drops or orange oil with lemon essential oil for an exceptionally bright aroma. For a warmer feel, try adding a couple drops of cinnamon essential oil instead.
As an added bonus, diffusing this scent is likely to give you an instant mood boost as well.
2. Unwind at the end of a Stressful Day
Orange essential oil is a powerful tool to help you to relax at the end of an extremely long and stressful workday. Many people even use this essential oil on a regular basis to keep their anxiety and depression in check. You may choose to diffuse this essential oil and sit nearby to soak up the benefits.
However, you can get a much more immediate dosage of orange oil by placing a couple drops in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and hold them up to your nose to inhale for a few moments. This is a much stronger and more powerful way to experience the oils firsthand. If you’re about to head to sleep, you can rub your hand across the pillow instead of holding it up to your nose and mouth.
3. Reduce swelling and Muscle Cramps
One of the most common uses for orange essential oil is to reduce swelling related to an injury. Sprains, bumps, and bruises can all benefit from the application and massage of this citrus oil directly to the site of the injury. Be sure to dilute this essential oil first with equal parts orange oil and a carrier oil of your choice. This will help to protect the skin from the harshness of a citrus essential oil as well as make it easier to spread over the affected area.
In a similar vein, orange oil is also known to reduce the intensity and frequency associated with many involuntary muscle spasms. It can be applied in the same way to your abdomen for stomach cramps or menstrual cramps. You may also consider using this to soothe muscles that are cramped from too much intense exercise or some other condition.
4. Find relief from Allergies
When the pollen arrives with the spring breeze, does your nose instantly start to feel itchy once again? These pollen particles and other allergens can embed themselves in your nasal passages causing a wide variety of irritating symptoms. You may consider taking an antihistamine to cope with these symptoms, but they have a tendency to leave you drowsy throughout the day. Instead, orange essential oil could provide a natural and temporary source of relief.
To keep the pollen particles at bay, you can try to balance them out with some orange essential oil. Add a few drops to a clean cotton ball and inhale deeply. This should help you to reduce the sinus pressure and alleviate some of the sinus drainage or watery eyes.
5. Control a pest problem and Clean your Kitchen
Are you having trouble getting a handle on a colony of ants that made their home in your kitchen? Pest control services often use harsh chemicals to get an ant infestation under control, but that can have some serious health effects for you and your family. You may want to try a more natural approach first. Spray the areas they frequent with a strong dosage of orange essential oil.
You can either apply the oil directly or add ten to twenty drops to a spray bottle filled with water or cleaning vinegar. Spray it all over your countertops or any area affected by the pests, allowing it to soak for several minutes. When finished, you can wipe it up with a damp rag. The smell will erase the ant’s ability to find the colony and they may move on elsewhere without requiring harsh chemicals.
It’s also beneficial to help you clean your kitchen simultaneously. Orange essential oil, like many others in the citrus category, is antibacterial. This makes it ideal for cleaning your kitchen and getting rid of unwanted guests all at the same time.
About our Orange Essential Oil
|Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis|
|Country of Origin: Brazil|
|Plant Part used: Fruit Peel|
|Extraction Method: Cold Pressed|
|Scent: Sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated|
Odor Intensity: Medium
|Color & Consistency: A thin, yellowish orange to golden brown liquid|
Blends Well With: Allspice, Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Camphor, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
|GC/MS Test Results: View Report|
|Kosher Certified: Yes|
If you’ve been debating which essential oil you should add to your collection next, orange essential oil may be the way to go. It has a wide array of benefits for use in your health and beauty routines, as well as your household chores. With a fresh and clean scent like this, you’ll be tempted to use orange essential oil for everything in your day-to-day life.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get your bottle of this powerful oil today so you can experience these original uses for orange essential oil immediately!