Orange Essential Oil Benefits

Orange essential oil benefits are often used in aromatherapy treatments and herbal medicine recipes for it's ability to relieve depression, insomnia, improve immunity function

This oil comes from the fruit of the Citrus Sinensi orange plant. It is also called “sweet orange oil,” as it is taken from the peel of an orange, which has been regarded for its immune-boosting effects for centuries.

If you have ever used an orange oil cleaner or a detergent that smells like orange, than you probably have already experienced some of the benefits of this amazing essential oil.

Just one whiff of this oil, with it's uplifting, revitalizing scent, puts you in a better mood, and makes your outlook on life brighter.

Many beauty products like face moisturizers, body lotions, shampoos, and mouthwashes have orange oil in them, as it has excellent bacterial properties. The most powerful of these is limonene, which fights inflammation that causes disease.

Limonene is in the peel of an orange. In fact, it is what most of the peeling contains, and it has proven antitumor abilities. 

Other Orange Essential Oil Benefits for Health

  • Decreases Anxiety
  • Decreases Depression
  • Helps Reduce Pain
  • Increases Immunity
  • Promotes Increased Circulation
  • Improves Appearance of Wrinkles
  • Kills Bacteria
  • Helps fight cancer cell and tumor growth
  • Helps lower high blood pressure
  • Eases stomach pain and heartburn
  • Relieves muscle spasms

There are many brands of orange essential oils, and you can purchase it from distributors, natural food stores or aromatherapists.  Because it is  commonly used in aromatherapy treatments, massage therapists and reflexologists are also good people to purchase from. And the best part is it’s not very expensive.

8 Common Household Uses for Orange Oil:

  1. Use to deter household spiders - 4 drops orange oil, 4 drops Dawn detergent to 1 quart water
  2. Mix 10 drops with dead sea salts to create spa bath experience
  3. Put 2 drops on tile stain and wipe away
  4. Place a few drops on air vent or in garbage can to freshen the room
  5. Add a few drops to face moisturizer to freshen and wake up skin before applying makeup
  6. Combine 10 drops orange oil to 1/4 cup salt to naturally clean a cutting board, then rinse with hot water
  7. Add a few drops to shower gels and body lotions to awaken skin in the morning
  8. Add 3 drops oil to a bowl of hot water to inhale steam and help fight colds and flu symptoms
  9. Put 3-4 drops on a cotton swab and dab on acne spot to help get rid of blemish

Research shows that this oil is also good to use when fighting issues with the common housefly, as it eliminates the larvae and pupae of  houseflies, killing deadly bacteria and germs. This article also talks about how Limonene is being studied as an effective anticancer substance in breast cancer research. 

Orange essential oil benefits vary from making a good overall difference in quality of life by easing pain, to acting as a possible cancer-fighting product for our bodies, but it's use to help us relax and ease stress, anxiety and depression cannot be denied.

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