Orange essential oil is a great pick-me-up. Inhale and be happy! But it’s much more than a superb mood enhancer. It has wonderful cleansing and sanitizing properties. Let’s take a look “under the hood,” so to speak, of this sparkling and versatile essential oil.
Citrus oils, which are cold pressed from the peel of the fruit, are, in general, wonderful cleaning aids. Orange is no exception. It cuts through grease, and it has antibacterial and antiviral properties, so it leaves surfaces both clean and sanitary. Oh, and did I mention it smells great?
The easiest way to clean with Orange essential oil is to fill a spray bottle with water, add the Orange oil, and have at it. If you need soap, add a little unscented Castile soap to the mix. Either way, the Orange oil will clean and purify surfaces and is especially suited, I find, to the kitchen. (I’m a big fan of Clove for the bathroom, but many like Orange in both rooms. Better yet – blend the two! Best of both worlds.)
Mood Management with Orange Essential Oil
Orange is a bright, uplifting oil, and adds a fresh, happy note to any blend! It has mood-enhancing properties and acts as a tonic to strengthen and restore vitality.
Diffusing Orange essential oil will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air and strengthening the immune system. Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.
Don’t have a diffuser? Not a problem. Add some Orange essential oil to a bath or to a pot of simmering water to diffuse the aroma throughout the house. Or rub a few drops between your hands and hold your hands up to your face (being careful not to touch the eyes). Breathe deeply. Feel awesome!
Another Great Thing with Orange Essential Oil
Orange is a “cooling” oil, and it plays well with Peppermint, another cooling, energizing oil. In a little spray bottle, mix some Orange and Peppermint essential oils in water. Carry that little spray bottle with you wherever you go over these hot days of summer. As needed, spritz the back of your neck, your arms, your chest (stay away from your face and eyes) for a wonderfully refreshing and awakening spray of joyful aromatics.
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So Orange essential oil possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity, especially when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Orange also contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner.
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