Plant: Citrus sinensis L.
Odor: sweet, fresh, citrusy
Method of production: mechanical straining
The part of the plant from which the oil is obtained: the bark of the fruit
Main ingredients: limonene, myrcene, alpha-pinene, linalool
Orange essential oil is very beneficial. It strengthens our sense of self-worth and awareness that we deserve love. The oil calms, relaxes and also gives good mood and optimism. It has an antiseptic and anti-rheumatic effect. This oil is known for its revitalizing effect on the skin. Orange oil also relieves wrinkles and dermatitis, helps with muscle tension and cramps. It has a skin cleansing effect, a mild disinfectant and antibacterial effect.
Here’s one interesting study that confirmed the beneficial effects of orange essential oil:
The orange aroma was released in the waiting room of one dental office and the results showed that patients were less anxious while waiting for their turn to perform a dental examination with the dentist compared to the group that did not smell pleasant citrus aromas in the other waiting room.
What is very positive, and one study has proven, is that the aroma of orange relaxes and soothes people, but without the sedative effect of drugs. Namely, citrus aromas will really calm you down but they will also energize you without slowing you down which is a really great combination.
Usage of orange essential oil
The refreshing fruit aroma oil is amazing because of its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antidepressant activity. It contains components that are strong antioxidants and prevent free radical damage to the skin. A few drops of orange oil added to the skincare cream slows down the aging process, creating wrinkles and dark spots. Orange oil protects the skin from negative effects and stimulates its production of collagen. It successfully fights bacteria and prevents acne. Added to the bath, it improves mood and creates a sense of relaxation. It is very effective if you suffer from depression or anxiety.
This oil is great to use in inhalations to accelerate recovery from flu and cold. In hair care products, it prevents greasing. It provides relief from inflammatory processes on the skin and helps heal swollen tissue, stimulating blood circulation. The oil is present in cellulite remedies as it helps to eliminate breakdown products of metabolism under the skin. Orange essential oil regenerates skin cells. Recommended for dry skincare and for wrinkles. As a massage oil, it relaxes and gives energy to the body after a busy day. Do not apply directly to the skin, it’s better to be mixed with some vegetable oil (almond, coconut, olive, castor, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil). It blends well with almost all other essential oils, refining their scent.
For photosensitivity, avoid using orange oil before tanning. Not recommended in pregnancy and for children under 6 years. Contact with the eyes is not recommended. Do not apply directly to the skin and mucous membranes. Not for oral use. Keep protected from light and heat, out of the reach of children.