Properties are as follows: Orange essential oil is a valuable treatment oil for many ailments. The citrus peel contains
abundant essential oil, which can be used in many fields, such as foodstuff, beverages, cosmetics and medicine.
Orange oil is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration.
It is used as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory).
It has also been applied to combat colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, the flu, gums, slow digestion, and stress.
Origin: The Orange tree is native to China and India and was brought to Europe around the 17th century. These days it is found abundantly in the Mediterranean region, Israel and the Americas.
Description: Fresh, invigorating aroma
History: Once known as the 'golden apple' the orange was thought to have been given to Venus from Paris as a gift. Orange peel was used in Curacao, the exotic liquor. This oil is commonly used in both the perfume and food industries.
Properties and Indications:
Calming digestive properties
Mild laxative - excellent for constipation
Can help with colds and sore throats
Good for dry skin, dermatitis, and winkles
Overall skin tonic
Can be very uplifting for suffers of depression and encourages a positive outlook on life
Do not expose yourself to the sun after using Orange as it is photosensitive
When mixed with spicy or herb oils, Orange can make the blend sweeter
Our Therapeutic Orange Essential Oil differs from regular orange in the fact ours is from the first pressing that enhances the therapeutic quality.
Orange essential Oil has a fresh, sweet, citrus smell. The oil is extracted from the fruit of the Orange plant (Citrus sinensis) a cold press
method from the actual peel of the orange and it is best to only use organic, cold-pressed Orange oil to avoid chemical toxicity. Unlike most
essential oils that are extracted using steam distillation, most citrus oils including Orange Oil are extracted by cold pressing the rinds of the
orange. You will sometimes find a steam distilled variety on the market, but it is fairly uncommon.
When you peel an orange, you may notice the tiny droplets that spray from the peel (not the fruit segments). This is the essential oil that lives in the
rind escaping with a burst of orange aroma as you peel the fruit. Press a portion of the rind between your fingers. You should be able to
smell the essential oils intense aroma as it is escaping. Orange Oil is very popular in the MediterraneanIndia and
China has uses orange oil for many medical treatments.
Orange oil showed favorable results in a study on anti-inflammatory effects of essential oils for the treatment of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. In the study, published in the December 2009 "European Journal of Medical Research," orange oil, eucalyptus oil and Myrtol
(a combination of active components from eucalyptus), lemon and pine oils were tested. Orange oil showed the greatest reduction in inflammation,
followed by eucalyptus, then Myrtol. All essential oils tested were effective antioxidants, with the most powerful of the three being Myrtol at
37 percent, and eucalyptus and orange at 22 percent and 23 percent, respectively.
E. coli: is a type of bacteria present in unpasteurized milk and juices as well as meats, fruits and vegetables. When these E. coli bacteria are eaten, this can lead to diarrhea and potentially kidney failure and death. Sweet orange oil was found to prevent the proliferation of E. coli in vitro in a study published in July 2009 in the "International Journal of Food and Science Technology."
CANCER: There is some evidence that sweet orange oil may protect against cancer. Orange essential oil has been extensively studied for
its ability to combat tumor growth in over 50 clinical studies.
Lu XG, et al., D-limonene induces apoptosis of gastric cancer cells. Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi 2003 Jul;25(4):325-7.
Nishino H et al. Cancer Chemoprenvention by Phytochemicals and their Related Compounds. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2000;1(1):49-55.
Uedo N, et al., Inhibition by D-limonene of gastric carcinogenesis induced by N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine in Wistar rats. Cancer Lett. 1999 Apr 1;137(2):131-6.
Hakim IA, Harris RB, Ritenbaugh C. Citrus peel use is associated with reduced risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Nutr Cancer. 2000;37(2):161-8.
A study published in March 2009 in the journal "Molecular Nutrition and & Food Research" concluded that polymethoxyflavones derived from sweet
orange oil stopped the proliferation of human lung cancer cells in vitro. Polymethoxyflavones are compounds almost exclusively unique to the
peels of the citrus genus, especially that in sweet oranges.
Salmonella:Sweet orange oil may have antimicrobial effects against some strains of salmonella. Salmonella can lead to infection of the gastrointestinal tract and cause symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Life-threatening complications can also occur with salmonella infections. A study published in August 2008 in the "Journal of Food Science" found that sweet orange oil helped to inhibit the spread of salmonella bacteria.
The uses as well as applications are limitless and consist of many remedies.
Anti-depressant A university study has demonstrated that wild orange oil is highly effective as an antidepressant. Therapeutic Orange essential oil
is well-known for its uplifting properties. Orange essential oil is soothing to the mind and helps to relieve stress.
Orange oil is refreshing, relaxing and commonly used for the treatment of anxiety. Aromatherapists use orange oil as a tranquilizer.
Scientists have found evidence that sweet orange oil is an anxiolytic, or something that reduces anxiety-related symptoms. A study published
in May 2010 in the journal "Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry" found that in a rat model, exposure to sweet orange
oil for five minutes led to fewer anxiety-like behaviors in mice.
Anti-inflammatory It provides relief from both internal and external inflammation caused by infections.
It is helpful in treating swollen tissue by stimulating blood circulation.
Anti-septic It inhibits microbial growth and can help ease a sore throat if used in a gargle. It also helps to heal mouth ulcers
when used in a mouth wash.
Improves Digestion It is known to promote digestion, ease constipation and
increase the absorption of vitamin C. Use as a massage oil in the abdominal area.
is a super-nutrient that occurs in Orange Essential Oil. It has been studied extensively for its ability to prevent cellular
mutations and combat cancer tumor growth.
Encourages Detoxification Sweet Orange essential oil encourages
detoxification by acting as a diuretic. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, the bladder and kidneys. Increased urination
assists in the elimination of toxins like uric acid, bile and excess salts and helps relieve fluid retention. Detox and cleansing
properties help breakdown and eliminate cellulite.
Skin Treatment Orange essential oil is shown to promote
the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin. It is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin as well
as acne-prone skin. It is excellent for rubbing on calluses on the feet.
Orange Oil For Acne Treatment
Orange oils are rather popular with treating facial acne. This treatment requires applying a little amount of the oil upon a cotton ball
and applying it to the area affected by acne. Only a few small drops are needed for this treatment as sweet orange essential oil is
Proper digestive function can be influenced as well. This oil can be rubbed on to the back or stomach. It will also help to relieve gas and constipation. This massage will also require the use of a carrier oil, any will due just fine.
If you want a fast pick me up due to mental fatigue, you can include a couple of drops into a diffuser to scent a room. It could be put in bath water to produce a more calming bath. There’s no need to include a great deal. Incorporating a few drops is going to be sufficient.
A Great Orange Essential Oil Recipe
If you just take advantage of the actual smell of this essential oil and wish to encounter its up lifting benefits through the day, create a fragrance by using a 50/50 percentage of carrier oil and the sweet orange oil. To leave a completely clean residual fragrance in your home, place a few drops inside your cleansing products.
One reason orange oil is extensively employed is the inescapable fact it may be effortlessly coupled with additional essences to make other fragrances. There are plenty of numerous essences from this fruit. Males can also benefit from this particular scent as a scent.
Although orange essential oil provides several marvelous uses, the lovely aroma is definitely an efficient mood lifter. When diffused it provides an aroma that is said to be calming. This essential oil is often used to reduce stress when used in this manner. It has many applications, and is a safe essential oil which can be used with individuals of all ages.
Influenza and the common Cold
Both Influenza and the common coldcould be relieved sooner by using this sweet orange essential oil. You must use it in moderation.
Only a few drops will do the job. In clinical testing, the antioxidant Citrus sinensis exhibited absolute fungitoxicity (it kills fungi) against 10 post-harvest pathogens.
It was also absolutely toxic for spore germination.
How To Use Orange Essential Oil
Essential oils are absorbed into the body via the nose and the pores of skin and hair follicles.
From there they enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. The beauty of aromatherapy is that you benefit from the
inhalation and topical application of the essential oils.
Use as a massage oil on affected areas of the body.
Add a few drops of essential oil to a warm bath.
Add a few drops of essential oil to a body wash.
Use as a room freshener: put a few drops of oil with water in a spritz bottle.
To relive a sore throat: Add a drop of bitter orange essential oil to warm salt water and gargle.
Put 1-2 drops of wild orange in drinking water.
It's a good diuretic, and is most useful in balancing water retention, and may be helpful with obesity.
Its lymphatic-stimulant action further helps to balance water processes, as well as detoxification, aiding the immune system and general
It is important to blend orange essential oil with another oil(carrier) due to its concentration. In particular, this essence can be used
for therapeutic massage purposes. It can also be used as an inhaler to relieve chest congestion. It can also be used to treat a number of
other skin conditions such as eczema.
Other Orange Essential Oil Uses
Orange Essential Oil also has a number of industrial and household uses.
It is used to add orange flavor to various food products such as beverages, desserts, biscuits, chocolates, sweets and bakery items.
Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, face creams, room sprays/air fresheners and deodorants.
The D-limonene in Sweet
Orange essential oil is an extremely effective insect repellent. Wipe or spray it wherever pests come into your house: cracks, around
windows and doors. It can also be safely used in your pantry to repel moths, worms and ants instead of using poisonous substances.
Directions: Dietary Supplement: Put 2 drops in a
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practioner prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.
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, oregano, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli,
rosewood, sage, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
Safety Information:Do not apply before going out into sunlight. Highly sensitive people should perform a patch test. Some aromatherapists have
reported that a small percentage of few people have experienced dermatitis from the limonene content of Sweet Orange Oil.
Warnings and Precautions :
Orange Essential Oil shows photo-toxicity, do not apply before going out in the sun. If ingested in excess quantity, it can result
in vomiting and nausea. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential
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prevent any disease.
Consult your health care professional about any
serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural
substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional