Combine a slew of healthful benefits with a fresh tangy aroma and you can understand why orange essential oil has been popular for thousands of years. It has been used in India, the Middle East and China and other cultures for a wide range of body and mind conditions from easing coughs and colds to improving digestion, relieving depression and clearing skin problems. It even has aphrodisiac properties.
Cold pressed from the rind of the orange, essential orange oil is considered a natural sedative to help relieve anxiety and depression. Its delightful aroma generates a relaxed and happy feeling to lift mood. However, unlike other sedative substances, orange essential oil doesn’t dull the senses while providing a relaxed feeling.
Good for the skin
Limonene is a powerful antioxidant in orange essential orange oil is that fights free radical damage and inflammation that can age the skin. When used topically, orange essential oil helps to promote skin clarity, radiance and smoothness. It not only can help to diminish the signs of skin aging, such as lines, wrinkles and dark spots, it can help reduce the effects of acne and other skin conditions.
Since orange essential oil is known to increase blood flow, it is used in massage to reduce muscle, bone or joint pain. It also is used in massage to help relieve stress.
Orange essential oil is used frequently in aromatherapy to combat depression and stress. It energizes the mind and body because its pleasant and uplifting scent has a calming and relaxing effect.
A study conducted on a 100 women during labor found orange essential oil helped the women overcome anxiety. The women in the study were randomly assigned to either an intervention or a control group. The women in the control group were exposed to distilled water; the ones in the intervention group were exposed to orange essential oil. While the level of anxiety in women in both groups declined, the reduction of anxiety was greater in the group exposed to the orange essential oil.
Orange essential oil blends work well with a wide range of other essential oils, including lavender, patchouli, peppermint, lime, clary sage, lemon, geranium, mandarin, rosemary, tangerine and grapefruit.
You’ll find orange essential oil as a key ingredient in the following BIOTONE products: