Aroma:Warm, fresh citrus scent, radiant, fruity and tangy. This oil smells just like fresh Orange peel, very satisfying. A regular strength, non-concentrated Orange Oil made from conventionally grown fruits.
Aromatherapy Properties:Refreshing and rejuvenating, its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy; clears the mind. Citrus oils help to eliminate emotional confusion and increase ones sense of humor and well-being. Very comforting.
In moderation, Orange Oil is an effective skin care ingredient, but do avoid large concentrations. Orange rind and aroma is a popular ingredient in the kitchen; Orange Oil can be a great alternative, but use very sparingly and from certified organic farming.
Also a popular ingredient in household cleaners because it smells clean and aids the cleaning. In fact, Orange Essential Oil is one of the main ingredients in certain products like Goo-gone, and it is great in removing stickers from windows etc. Please be aware that Orange Essential Oil may affect plastic and synthetic surfaces.
Suggested Use:Use a few drops in a diffuser to freshen the aroma climate of your home. Add a few drops to the water when washing dishes or cleaning the house. Add very sparingly to food that you would otherwise prepare with Orange rind, such as desserts, salads and pastries.
Add 9 drops of Aromaland’s Buddha or Calming Blends (which contain Orange) to 1oz. of unscented body care product for a soothing experience.
Try making your own ‘gingerbread honey’ or syrup, and adding it to tea or desserts. This is not only delicious but helps to soothe the stomach as well. The following is a wonderful recipe for such a honey, great also for a homemade gift.
To 2oz. of maple syrup or honey, add:
- 3 drops Ginger Essential Oil
- 1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil
- 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 3 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
- 8 drops of certified organic Orange or Mandarin Orange Essential Oil
Citrus Essential Oils are among the few Essential Oils with a limited shelf life. Keep your citrus oils away from heat and direct sunlight, and in tightly closed containers; your fridge would be great! Try using them within 6 months of purchase. Older oils may not be appropriate for medicinal or skin care purposes, but can still add citrus-power to a diffuser blend.