Best 11 Sweet Orange Essential Oil Uses You Should Try!

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Sweet orange essential oil with its rich history and versatility benefits mind body and encourages health. Here are 11 ways to use this sweet and tangy gem.

1. Anti-Anxiety

Don’t have an inhaler? Try This method:

  • 4-5 drops sweet orange
  • Small glass jar
  • A cotton ball / Epsom salts

Place a cotton ball or some Epsom salts into a small glass jar, add the oil, and seal. Open the jar and inhale the aroma when the anxious feelings arise.

2. Calm the Mind Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 4 drops sweet orange
  • 200 ml distilled water

Place the blend into your diffuser according to instructions. Consider vaporizing this calming blend at the first signs of the anxious feelings

3. Happiness Massage Oil Blend

  • 20 ml sweet almond oil
  • 4 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops geranium
  • 1 drop frankincense

Add all the oils into a glass jar. Place the lid on the jar, and shake until blended well.

Take this blend with you when you get your massage from your Massage therapist. Alternatively, you can apply to yourself in the morning after your shower. Avoid face and delicate areas of the body

4. De-stress Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop geranium
  • 200 ml distilled water

Add all the oils to your diffuser. Use intermittent diffusing – this means diffusing for 30 to 60 minutes then turning it off for the equal time. This is said to be more effective and a safer way to diffuse oils

5. Shower Blend To Fight Cold Symptoms

  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops eucalyptus

Place the oils on a clean face cloth. Place the face cloth on the floor of the shower, in a corner, away from the direct stream of water.

Shower as normal. The steam and the aroma will help ease the symptoms of your cold

6. Inhalation Blend To Fight Cold Symptoms

  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus
  • 1 drop of ginger

Heat up several cups of water in a kettle, to almost boiling point. Remove from heat and pour the water into a large bowl. Place the oils into the water.

Cover your head and the bowl with a large bath towel, placing your face above the bowl but not too close that the steam burns your face. Close your eyes and keep them closed for the duration of the treatment

Inhale the hot steam for one to two minutes. If you can tolerate, do it for ten minutes or until the water cools down. If it becomes to intense under the towel, lift the towel and allow some fresh air in

7. Insomnia Relief Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops vetiver
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 200 ml distilled water

30 minutes prior to attempting to fall asleep, place the oils and water into your  diffuser. Turn off then pop into bed for a restful sleep.

8. Sleepy Time Spray

  • 6 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops ylang ylang
  • 10 ml witch hazel

Fill a 30 ml spray bottle with 20 ml water, then add the witch hazel and oils Shake vigorously then spray around bed and pillow area several minutes before heading off to sleep

9. Tummy Ease Blend

  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 10 ml of jojoba oil

Blend together. Gently massage your stomach with the aroma blend in a clockwise direction to help ease the pain. Massage the blend for a few minutes.

Use the aroma blend as soon as symptoms arise. With the massage, the blend should be massage into the stomach area for a few minutes. It should not be used more than 3 – 4 times in a 24 hour period as sensitivities may arise.

Alternatively, you can use the same blend on a hot compress. To prepare a compress, fill a bowl with hot water and the aroma blend. Lay a clean, cotton wash cloth or toweling on top of the water letting the water saturate the cloth. Wring out most of the water and lay over the stomach area.

Take care to ensure water is not too hot and tolerable to be able to be placed on stomach. Ensure this treatment is administered out of reach of children and / or animals.

10. Regenerative Moisturizer

  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 30 ml of jojoba oil

Combine the oils and use it every night focusing on the drier areas of your skin.

Jojoba is good for all skin types and it is closest in properties to skin’s own natural oils. It can help balance skin’s own oil production, and is readily absorbed without making the skin feel greasy or tacky. It doesn’t clog pores like other oils can.

Make in small quantities, and use immediately. This moisturizer does not have a preservative. If irritation occurs, stop using immediately.

11. Spotty Dot Be Gone Paste

  • 250 g bentonite clay
  • 125 ml jojoba oil
  • 5 drops sweet orange
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops tea tree
  • 5 drops helichrysum

In a clean jar, combine all the ingredients. Stir gently until all combine in a nice paste.

Carefully apply the mix to your face, avoiding the eye area, leaving on for a few minutes. Remove with warm water.

Use daily until mixture is gone. As there is no preservative in this mixture, make only small amounts and use within a few days. If irritation occurs, stop using the mixture

The Bottom Line

  • This oil is diverse in its uses, and so powerful in its effects.
  • We look at 11 recipes and blends for benefiting the mind, body and wellness.
  • Sweet Orange is an uplifting, happy oil that brings a sense of joy and fun! Try it, you will smile and wonder why you didn’t use it more before

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