Orange oil is one of the best aromatics for the beginner. Besides lending a quality ambiance to any environment, orange oil is basically foolproof to use. It mixes well with many essential oils, plus softens and warms up the blend. It also has a variety of therapeutic uses, from relaxing mind and spirit to boosting circulation to protecting wood. It’s user-friendly in nature, and inexpensive to keep on hand. Historically, oranges have been associated with generosity and gratitude, and symbolized innocence and fertility. Native to China and India, oranges are now grown in abundance in the Americas, Israel, and the Mediterranean.
Acne, blemishes, boredom, bronchitis, cellulite, chills, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds, constipation, coughs, creativity, depression, disinfectant, eczema, fear, fever, flu, fluid retention, gingivitis, joint pain, lethargy, mental exhaustion, mouth ulcers, muscle pain, nervous anxiety, oily skin, premenstrual syndrome, psoriasis, seasonal affective disorder, skin care and stress.
Essential Oil Applications:
For acne, blemishes, and to combat oily skin, wet a cotton ball and add 2 drops oil. Dab lightly on acne and blemishes, or gently rub off facial oils.
To fight against boredom and lethargy, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
For cellulite, mix 2-3 drops with 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into affected area regularly.
To cool a fever or warm a chill, use in a compress: cold for a fever, hot for a chill. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water, or add 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a massage.
For colds, coughs, and flu, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. Can also use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and rub on chest.
For constipation, add 2-3 drops to 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into lower back area.
To inspire creativity, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
For chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, fear, mental exhaustion, nervous tension, and stress, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
To alleviate fluid retention, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on lower abdomen and back. Can also be massaged on other affected areas.
For gingivitis and mouth ulcers, place 2-3 drops in a glass, add water and mix. Swish around mouth, spit out. Repeat as necessary.
For joint and muscle pain, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on affected area. Can also be used in a hot compress.
To reduce inflammation associated with eczema and psoriasis, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on affected area.
To help alleviate stress brought on by seasonal affective disorder and premenstrual syndrome, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
Mixes Well With:
Almost all essential oils, but especially well with allspice, anise, basil, bergamot, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lemon, marjoram, neroli, nutmeg, oregano, palmarosa, patchouli, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
Do not apply before going out into sunlight. Highly sensitive people should perform a patch test.
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