How to Use Orange Essential Oil

Physical benefits of orange essential oil

Orange essential oil tops the list for versatility, effectiveness, and usefulness while continuing to be a bargain. The most adaptable of all the citrus essential oils, orange’s liver supporting properties benefits all ages, all blood-types, and all body-types. Orange oil promotes a healthy and balanced immune system and is great to use daily along with vitamin D and fish oil.*

When taken internally (the FDA and manufacturer must approve the brand for internal use), orange essential oil helps to digest foods that can otherwise be burdensome by supporting the digestive tract lining and the absorption of nutrients. Orange oil provides active enzymes that promote a healthy metabolism while boosting energy, reducing phlegm, and clearing congestion.*

The main chemical constituent found in orange essential oils is D-limonene, which has been shown to improve digestion, liver detoxification, and cellular regeneration. D-limonene provides your cells with the nutrients needed to support a strong foundation for wellness and longevity. Adding a few drops of orange essential oil to your water may enhance the absorption and health benefits of high-quality nutritional supplements. Supplement manufacturers now recognize these benefits, and many are adding essential oils to their pre-packed supplements.*

Always remember applying orange essential oil to the skin will increase sensitivity to the sun where applied.*

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Emotional benefits of orange essential oil

Looking to bring some sunshine indoors? Diffusing orange essential oil will uplift the energy and release emotional tension for everyone who breathes in the cleansing aroma. Of all the citrus oils, orange is best at harmonizing different groups of people to bring emotional clarity and focus while promoting compromise and problem-solving. Imagine how the world could improve if everyone diffused orange on a daily basis.*

When your Qi or energy reserves flow freely, transitions in life feel easier and happen smoothly. Orange oil encourages your Qi to flow freely, thereby helping during times of change and emotional growth. By releasing emotional stress and tension, you can see situations and challenges more clearly and focus on a positive outcome. Applying a few drops of orange essential oil to the soles of your feet in the morning combined with positive affirmations can powerfully set your intentions for the day.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Orange essential oil research articles:

A study identifies that some of the constituents in orange essential oil displayed high anticancer potential and deserve further study

Yang, C., Chen, H., Zhong, B., Luo, X., & Chun, J. (2017, August 22). Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Essential Oil from Gannan Navel Orange Peel. Retrieved June 30, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28829378

 

A study concludes that orange and ginger essential oil massage seems to have potential as an alternative method for short-term knee pain relief

Yin Bing Yip, Ada Chung Ying Tam, An experimental study on the effectiveness of massage with aromatic ginger and orange essential oil for moderate-to-severe knee pain among the elderly in Hong Kong,
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 16, Issue 3, 2008, Pages 131-138, ISSN 0965-2299, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2007.12.003.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965229908000034)

 

A study reports orange and lavender essential oil  may be helpful in reducing anxiety and improving mood in dental patients

J. Lehrner, G. Marwinski, S. Lehr, P. Johren, L. Deecke,
Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety and improve mood in a dental office, Physiology & Behavior, Volume 86, Issues 1–2, 2005, Pages 92-95, ISSN 0031-9384, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.06.031.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938405002660)

 

A study found that inhaling orange essential oil reduces anxiety without changing melatonin and corticosterone levels in mice

Wolffenbüttel, A. N., Zamboni, A., Becker, G., Dos, M. K., Borille, B. T., De, K., . . . Limberger, R. P. (2017, November 23). Citrus essential oils inhalation by mice: Behavioral testing, GCMS plasma analysis, corticosterone, and melatonin levels evaluation. Retrieved June 30, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29168240

 

A study demonstrates that a solution of orange essential oil improved the shelf-life of raspberries by inhibiting fungus and bacteria growth 

Yang, C., Chen, H., Zhong, B., Luo, X., & Chun, J. (2017, August 22). Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Essential Oil from Gannan Navel Orange Peel. Retrieved June 30, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28829378

 

A study shows the healing effect of orange essential oil on gastric ulcers in middle-aged rats

Polo CM, Moraes TM, Pellizzon CH, Marques MO, Rocha LR, Hiruma-Lima CA. Gastric Ulcers in Middle-Aged Rats: The Healing Effect of Essential Oil from Citrus aurantium L. (Rutaceae). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:509451. doi: 10.1155/2012/509451. Epub 2012 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 23243451; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3518767.