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How To Use Orange Essential Oil

Apr 19, 2008
Orange essential oil is popular and highly praised by beginners as well as season pros. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils to experiment with when learning about essential oils because of its many uses as well as its flexibility. Orange essential oil mixes very well with many essential oils and therefore is considered fool proof.

Orange essential oil is collected by a cold press method from the peel of the orange and is relatively inexpensive due to the fruits abundance. Native to China and India the orange is now grown in the Americas, Israel and the Mediterranean.

The versatility of orange essential oil is undeniable and makes it the perfect choice to add to your collection. The uses and applications are endless and include:

1. Clear up your complexion. Places a couple of drops of orange essential oil on a wet cotton ball to treat acne and blemishes. This is also effective to remove excess oil from your skin.

2. Colds, coughs and flu can be combated two ways using orange essential oil. Add a few drops of the essence to carrier oil and rub on your chest or add two or three drops to a steam inhalation.

3. If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis place a couple of drops into carrier oil and massage into affected area to reduce the inflammation.

4. Alleviate joint and muscle pain by using a massage mixture, use in a hot compress or add eight or nine drops to your bath water.

5. To aid in digestion or to battle constipation make a massage oil by mixing two or three drops of orange essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil and rub into lower back area.

6. If you are experiencing water retention again mix up massage oil and rub into lower abdomen, back, feet or hands.

7. If you need a pick me up because you are feeling depressed, fatigued, stressed or nervous use a few drops in a diffuser, steam inhalation or eight or nine drops in your bath water.

8. Add two or three drops of essence to one once of carrier oil and rub it into your cellulite and watch it disappear.

9. If you just enjoy the smell of orange essential oil and want to experience its up lifting effects through out the day make a perfume by using a 50/50 ratio of carrier oil or alcohol and the essence.

10. To leave a clean lingering scent in your home put a couple of drops in your rinse water when cleaning.

One of the reasons orange essential oil is so wide used is the fact that it can easily be mixed with other essences resulting in a wide range of fragrances for instance mixing with lavender produces a pleasant floral scent, mixing with ginger gives a spicier scent, and mixing with sandalwood gives you a nice masculine scent. Another tip is mix the orange with pine needle oil to give a seasonal boost during the winter.

Although orange essential oil has many fantastic uses the pleasant sweet smell is definitely an effective mood elevator which can be used to brighten any day. Use it to banish the stress and to trigger your creativity. Give it a try and see how it affects and shifts your over all out look from day to day.
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