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Some essential oils are simply more comprehensive than others - sweet orange, also known as citrus sinensis essential oil, is one of them. This fragrant citrus essential oil is packed with plenty of science-backed health benefits like being AntiBacterial and anti-Anxiety. The extensive benefits make it easy to find uses for this oil in your daily life too.
Not to mention, this cold-pressed oil smells like a basket of summer-fresh oranges, ready to be squeezed! Check out the benefits of this oil and some easy ways to use it for all your needs.

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Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: Orange may help relieve flu, Colds, congested Lymph, inDigestion, and high Blood Pressure. Useful for oily Skin and Hair and relieving Acne. Counters Depression, Anxiety, Hysteria, shock, and Nervous tension.

Aromatherapy for Dummies: Orange may repel ants and flies and help relieve Anxiety and Depression.

The Heart of Aromatherapy: Use sweet orange to support the Respiratory system, sooth Allergies, clear mucous and Congestion, calm Inflammation, support Digestion, ease Nausea, make natural cleaning blends, and feel relaxed, restored, and uplifted.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Orange may help relieve Constipation, intestinal Spasms, Fluid retention, cellulite, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, tension, and Stress-related conditions.

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (updated edition): Use orange for dull and oily complexion, mouth Ulcers, fat loss, water retention, Respiratory support, Constipation, inDigestion, Digestive Spasms, Colds, flu, Nervous tension, and Stress-related conditions.

Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, orange unblocks and circulates stagnant Qi-energy, especially in the Liver, Stomach, and Intestines. This makes the oil one of the best for the Digestive system. The oil also relieves tension and frustration and promotes joy and positivity.

Subtle Aromatherapy: Orange nourishes the soul, feeding it with feelings of joy.

The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing: Orange oil brings you spiritual fortitude and self-confidence, letting you develop your spiritual gifts. Mentally, the oil helps you focus and think clearly. Emotionally, the essential oil brings joy and also creates a sense of calm and Relaxation.

Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Orange uplifts, brings in joy and positivity, and clears and cleanses. The oil is especially useful for the second Chakra to promote joy and positivity in relationships.
Orange Aromatherapy Uses and Recipes

Here are some Aromatherapy Diffuser blends:

Calm and focus: 5 drops orange and 5 drops lavender essential oil
Stress relief: 3 drops orange, 2 drops cedarwood essential oil, and 2 drops frankincense essential oil
Energizing: 5 drops orange and 12 drops peppermint essential oil
Pick-me-up: 6 drops orange, 4 drops peppermint essential oil, and 2 drops balsam fir essential oil

Positive Mind Mist

4 drops orange essential oil
4 drops bergamot essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1/2 distilled or purified water

Add ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

Or make the essential oil blend (without the water) and use it in a Diffuser.
Source: Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques

Orange Clove Room Spray

2 tablespoons distilled water
5 drops orange
2 drops clove essential oil

Add the water and essential oils to a 1-ounce (30 ml) glass spray bottle. Cap. Shake well. Spritz the blend around the room.

Shake before each use and use within a few weeks. Source: Aromahead Newsletter
Orange Belly Butter for Digestion

Use this blend after a big meal or when feeling Digestive discomfort.

1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
17 drops orange
10 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
7 drops ginger essential oil
7 drops patchouli essential oil
Two 2-ounce (60 ml) glass jars or one 4-ounce (120 ml) glass jar

Put the beeswax in the top of a double boiler and let melt.
Stir in jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil until melted.
Remove the blend from heat.
Stir in the essential oils.
Pour the blend into the glass jar(s) and let set until solid.

To use: Massage a little belly butter into your abdomen and low back. Adapted from Aromahead
Cleaning Blends

Orange makes a good addition to essential oil cleaning blends.

All-Purpose Spray Cleaner

4 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons baking soda
16 drops orange oil

Add the water to a large spray bottle.
Add the baking soda and orange oil.
Place the top on the spray bottle. Shake well.

Use on non-delicate surfaces. Shake well before each use.

Clove-Orange Oven Cleaner

3.5 cups warm water
2 tablespoons castile soap
2 teaspoons borax
2 drops clove essential oil
3 drops orange

Add ingredients to a one-quart spray bottle. Place cap on bottle. Shake well.
Spray the Cleaner on the oven and let set for 20 minutes.
Scrub off the Cleaner. For tough stains, scrub with very fine steel wool and baking soda.

Adapted from An Aromatic Life
https://www.Aromatherapyandmassage.com/orange-essential-oil.html

Anti-Anxiety - Orange essential oil can potentially provide great relief for Anxiety symptoms. One study tracked 40 people's Anxiety before and after inhaling the oil. The results showed that the oil decreased the subjects' Anxiety levels.
While more research is needed to prove substantial evidence, this study suggests citrus sinensis essential oil can be a tranquilizing supplement for those who need it.[1]

Antioxidant - You can never have too many Antioxidants, whether internally or topically. One research study shared that the Antioxidant activity of orange essential oil stems from primarily two sources: First, its d-limonene activity.[2] Second, the peel's flavonoid activity.[3]
While the Antioxidant activity ranges up to 30 percent in this study, it's still significant enough to note and use as a source of Antioxidants. Other great essential oils with Antioxidant activity are lime (hystrix essential oil) and lemon oil (citrus limon).

AntiBacterial - Cold pressing orange peels to create orange and other citrus essential oils releases tons of AntiBacterial properties.[4]
According to one study tracking the essential oil's AntiBacterial impact on fish Bacteria, the limonene element is what gives the strong AntiBacterial aspect to citrus sinensis essential oil.[5]

Antimicrobial - Sweet orange essential oil contains a wide spectrum of Antimicrobial activities.[6] So much so that it was able to fight off e.coli, a common food microbe, in one study.[7]
Plus, the Antimicrobial effect is beneficial for your Skin too. Citrus sinensis essential oil reduced Acne lesions by up to 75 percent in another study.[8] There were minor side effects in this study, such as redness. However, these signs disappeared a few minutes after application.[9]

Anti-inflammatory - Orange essential oil contains anti=inflammatory effects that come from the peel of the citrus fruit. One study with orange peel extracts showed that, when taken internally, it had as much Anti-inflammatory impact as ibuprofen.[10] This does not suggest that you should take orange essential oil internally (please don't!), but it does shed light on the powerful nature of the oil's primary ingredient. Of course, more specific studies are needed.

Skin Lightening - Orange essential oil is known as a natural Skin lightener. Although, it's been informally studied and lacks significant scientific research to back it up. Still, this benefit can be helpful if you're trying to reduce the appearance of Scars or even out your Skin tone.
So far, lemon essential oil is the main Skin lightening essential oil that studies have focused on, and they've come back with promising results.[11] However, you can add citrus sinensis essential oil to your blends if you desire a lightening effect, among other benefits.

Mood-boosting - Citrus sinensis essential oil shows high signs of improving mood.
One study monitored two groups of female patients in a dentist office's waiting room. The first group received orange essential oil diffused air, while the second group just had regular air. The first group, with orange-scented air, reported lower levels of Anxiety and overall improved moods.[12]

Increases Sex Drive - If you need an extra boost in the bedroom, orange oil can help. While bitter orange essential oil has more evidence supporting its ability to increase female sex drive,[13] sweet orange essential oil has shown some promising evidence too.
In research using flies, exposure to orange essential oil increased male sex drive.[14] This suggests the potential for further studies with orange essential oil and increasing human sex drive as well.

Repels Insects - No matter what time of year it is, Insects are attacking your Skin outside or trying to break into your house to get inside. Luckily, sweet orange essential oil can repel Insects and protect your home. One study even tracked the repellent activity of orange oil for flies, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. It noted that the oil was beneficial to repel them and was most effective 60 minutes after spraying.
Additionally, cockroaches were the most deterred by the oil.[15]

Boosts your Immune system - Thanks to the chaos of daily life, it can be difficult to stay on routine and keep healthy. Therefore, your Immune system may flux quite a bit. However, orange essential oil can help boost your Immune system via its Antioxidant component.[16] In short, by helping to strengthen your blood capillaries, this oil encourages your Immune system to grow stronger too.[17]
Also, one study suggested that this oil can help regulate and stabilize your Immune system directly. It tested a blend of oils, including orange, and noted their Immune-modulating effects.[18]

8 Uses for Sweet Orange Essential Oil

1. Acne: Reduce Acne by using citrus sinensis peel oil in your face cleansers and toners.
2. Colds: Diffuse this oil when you feel a cold coming on and want to give your Immune system a boost.
3. Candida: Apply sweet orange oil topically to combat a Candida outbreak.
4. Low sex drive: Inhale citrus senesis essential oil or use in a massage oil if you want a lift in sex drive.
5. Dermatitis: Combine a few drops with a carrier oil to reduce symptoms of Dermatitis and ease Inflammation.
6. Scars: Lighten your Scars by making a spot treatment with citrus sinensis essential oil and apply it daily.
7. Signs of aging: Include sweet orange essential oil in your nightly face and neck Moisturizer to gain all the Antioxidant health benefits.
8. Anxiety: Inhale or diffuse citrus sinensis essential oil to reduce Anxiety and Stress throughout the day. You can make a great citrus blossom essential oil blend by incorporating lavender and neroli into the mix as well.
9. Cleaners: To make some DIY all-natural Cleaners, you can add orange essential oil into a spray bottle with some water and vinegar. Use this to clean your counters.References
[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22849536
[2] https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0028-1088363
[3] https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0028-1088363
[4] https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/7/1966/htm#B59-ijms-19-01966
[5] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-4549.2012.00753
[6] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.01947.
[7] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.01947
[8] https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/7/1966/htm#B59-ijms-19-01966
[9] https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/7/1966/htm#B59-ijms-19-01966
[10] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213453014000056
[11] https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/53292733.pdf
[12] https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/7/1966/htm#B44-ijms-19-01966
[13] https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/19/7/1966/htm#B59-ijms-19-01966
[14] https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188092
[15] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852400001206
[16] https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org
2e5a/be26140be8a78317dbe6cd909cdecc68037d.pdf
[17] https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2e5a/be26140be8a78317dbe6cd909cdecc68037d.pdf
[18] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23312025.2017.1340112

https://wellme.com/health/essential-oils/citrus/citrus-sinensis-sweet-orange/#_ftn10

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Sweet Orange Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: Orange may help relieve flu, Colds, congested Lymph, inDigestion, and high Blood Pressure. Useful for oily Skin and Hair and relieving Acne. Counters Depression, Anxiety, Hysteria, shock, and Nervous tension.

Aromatherapy for Dummies: Orange may repel ants and flies and help relieve Anxiety and Depression.

The Heart of Aromatherapy: Use sweet orange to support the Respiratory system, sooth Allergies, clear mucous and Congestion, calm Inflammation, support Digestion, ease Nausea, make natural cleaning blends, and feel relaxed, restored, and uplifted.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Orange may help relieve Constipation, intestinal Spasms, Fluid retention, cellulite, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, tension, and Stress-related conditions.

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (updated edition): Use orange for dull and oily complexion, mouth Ulcers, fat loss, water retention, Respiratory support, Constipation, inDigestion, Digestive Spasms, Colds, flu, Nervous tension, and Stress-related conditions.

Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, orange unblocks and circulates stagnant Qi-energy, especially in the Liver, Stomach, and Intestines. This makes the oil one of the best for the Digestive system. The oil also relieves tension and frustration and promotes joy and positivity.

Subtle Aromatherapy: Orange nourishes the soul, feeding it with feelings of joy.

The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing: Orange oil brings you spiritual fortitude and self-confidence, letting you develop your spiritual gifts. Mentally, the oil helps you focus and think clearly. Emotionally, the essential oil brings joy and also creates a sense of calm and Relaxation.

Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Orange uplifts, brings in joy and positivity, and clears and cleanses. The oil is especially useful for the second Chakra to promote joy and positivity in relationships.
Orange Aromatherapy Uses and Recipes

Here are some Aromatherapy Diffuser blends:

Calm and focus: 5 drops orange and 5 drops lavender essential oil
Stress relief: 3 drops orange, 2 drops cedarwood essential oil, and 2 drops frankincense essential oil
Energizing: 5 drops orange and 12 drops peppermint essential oil
Pick-me-up: 6 drops orange, 4 drops peppermint essential oil, and 2 drops balsam fir essential oil

Positive Mind Mist

4 drops orange essential oil
4 drops bergamot essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1/2 distilled or purified water

Add ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

Or make the essential oil blend (without the water) and use it in a Diffuser.
Source: Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques

Orange Clove Room Spray

2 tablespoons distilled water
5 drops orange
2 drops clove essential oil

Add the water and essential oils to a 1-ounce (30 ml) glass spray bottle. Cap. Shake well. Spritz the blend around the room.

Shake before each use and use within a few weeks. Source: Aromahead Newsletter
Orange Belly Butter for Digestion

Use this blend after a big meal or when feeling Digestive discomfort.

1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
17 drops orange
10 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
7 drops ginger essential oil
7 drops patchouli essential oil
Two 2-ounce (60 ml) glass jars or one 4-ounce (120 ml) glass jar

Put the beeswax in the top of a double boiler and let melt.
Stir in jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil until melted.
Remove the blend from heat.
Stir in the essential oils.
Pour the blend into the glass jar(s) and let set until solid.

To use: Massage a little belly butter into your abdomen and low back. Adapted from Aromahead
Cleaning Blends

Orange makes a good addition to essential oil cleaning blends.

All-Purpose Spray Cleaner

4 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons baking soda
16 drops orange oil

Add the water to a large spray bottle.
Add the baking soda and orange oil.
Place the top on the spray bottle. Shake well.

Use on non-delicate surfaces. Shake well before each use.

Clove-Orange Oven Cleaner

3.5 cups warm water
2 tablespoons castile soap
2 teaspoons borax
2 drops clove essential oil
3 drops orange

Add ingredients to a one-quart spray bottle. Place cap on bottle. Shake well.
Spray the Cleaner on the oven and let set for 20 minutes.
Scrub off the Cleaner. For tough stains, scrub with very fine steel wool and baking soda.

Adapted from An Aromatic Life
https://www.Aromatherapyandmassage.com/orange-essential-oil.html

Sweet Orange Oil for Hair
Want waist-length Hair? Are you tired of leaving massive volumes of your precious Hair on your brush every morning? If yes, then incorporating sweet orange essential oil into your routine will do you good. Why, well, your Hair requires Vitamin C for growth and health, and this essential oil contains lots of it.
Using it regularly on your Hair boosts collagen production and deeply nourishes your strands, making them strong and thicker. The result? You increase not only length but also get healthier Hair, less prone to breakage. This is particularly beneficial if you experience lots of Hair loss.
Dandruff doesn't just produce the ugly flakes that stick on your Hair; it also causes an irritating itchy feeling that causes you to scratch your Scalp for days on end. Dandruff is commonly caused by; Not Shampooing enough, Yeast Infection, Irritated and oily Skin (seborrheic Dermatitis).
Unfortunately, the constant scratching weakens your Hair and results in breakage and, in the long run, severe Hair loss. The good news is that sweet orange essential oil helps.
It is a natural antiSeptic and will clean and unclog Hair follicles. This goes a long way in clearing Dandruff, especially if it was caused by not Shampooing enough. Since it boasts Antifungal properties, sweet orange essential oil also helps eradicate Dandruff caused by yeast.
On top of that, if your Dandruff is caused by seborrheic Dermatitis, a severe type of Dandruff that occurs when your Scalp produces excessive oil, sweet orange essential oil helps by controlling oil production on your Scalp.
Dandruff is the main culprit of an itchy Scalp, but it isn't the only reason you wake up in the middle of the night to scratch your Scalp. Sometimes, your Scalp may be reacting to a Hair product or atopic Dermatitis.
Fortunately, here is where sweet orange oil comes in. Since it boasts natural Anti-inflammatory properties, sweet orange essential oil provides relief to an itching Scalp.
https://Hairstylecamp.com/sweet-orange-essential-oil-benefits-for-Hair/