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SWEET ORANGE – Citrus sinensis, Essential Oil Guide

Essential oil sweet orange is known for its uplifting and detoxifying effects.

It is a versatile oil that widely used, it has a sweet and familiar aroma, and it enhances the feelings of well-being.

What are sweet orange essential oil benefits?

  1. Uplifting– enhances the feelings of well-being and helps to a relaxed atmosphere.
  2. Detox– orange essential oil has a detoxifying and cleansing effect throughout the body.
  3. In a massage blend, the oil helps to improve the circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system, and supports the removal of toxins from the body.
  4. Good to support weight management and to reduce water retention.
  5. It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory oil.
  6. The aromatic compound limonene attributes healing and antiseptic properties.
  7. Revitalizes the skin- sweet orange essential oil has slightly astringent properties that can help to clarify oily skin and brighten a dull complexion. Excellent as general skin tonic helps detoxify congested skin, promote the production of collagen and support the natural repair process of the skin.
  8. Boosts immunity– help to relieve the symptoms of a feverish cold or flu virus due to its cooling and refreshing properties.
  9. Improves digestion– calms the digestive system, helping food to move efficiently through the gut, relieves constipation and trapped wind and eases indigestion. Useful for conditions of constipation, dyspepsia and spasm.
  10. Relieves anxiety – orange essential oil has a sweet, uplifting scent that can calm nervous tension, lift feelings of depression, and promote restful sleep in cases of insomnia.

 How to use?

  1. Prepare a relaxing bath that smooths and tones skin by blending 6 drops in 1 tbsp base oil and add to a warm bath.
  2. As a massage oil to relieve nausea and indigestion- add 4 drops to 1 tbsp of base oil and massage the abdomen.
Actions: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, anti-bacterial, relieving flatulence, choleretic, anti-fungal, lowering blood pressure, sedative (nervous), stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), assisting digestion, tonic.

Important to know:

Sweet orange is non-toxic and non-irritant in dilution, it has a little photosensitizing effect, so, it is better to avoid exposure to the sun right after use.

The orange essential oil extracted as cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit.

Colour of the oil: pale orange-greenish

Fragrance: sweet, fresh, and fruity, like the orange peel.

Botanical family: Rutaceae (citrus fruit)

The sweet orange essential oil is suitable for children from 3 years.

Pazit Azoulay

Pazit Azoulay is a certified naturopath based in London, member of the following regulatory bodies: NNA, CNHC and GNC.
Paz By Nature ltd website is a health & wellness blog aimed to provide inspiration, healthy recipes and information about natural remedies.

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