Inhaling the sunny fragrance of sweet orange essential oil captures that feeling of sitting outside and peeling yourself some zesty fruit. This citrus scent gives an instant mood boost, uplifting the senses and reducing anxiety.
Sweet orange essential oil uses
Aromatherapists often reach for sweet orange essential oil when blending, as its calming effect on the spirit is great for reducing stress. Blend this oil with lavender for a super clean scent around the home or combine it with other citrus essential oils such as lemon and grapefruit for a mood-lifting blend that packs a punch.
If you’re looking to reduce feelings of depression, try blending sweet orange with the zingy fragrance of peppermint oil and roll the blend onto the bottoms of your feet in the evening. For day-to-day use, the cheerful scent of sweet orange makes it ideal for including in a homemade household cleaner.
Add one to three drops of sweet orange oil to your homemade recipe and enjoy the gorgeous fragrance for long after you’ve cleaned your worktops.
Sweet orange essential oil benefits
Sweet orange features in many a natural Mediterranean remedy, and it’s widely believed to have a whole range of health benefits. It is packed with handy antioxidants that are great friends to our skin. That’s why it’s often used in homemade face creams. The oil’s qualities will help the skin fight the effects of free radicals and that scent will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day. It is also believed to help fight colds and flu, constipation and digestive problems.
If you’re looking for an oil to boost your spiritual awareness, sweet orange is one to try. Many fans burn a few drops of this calming oil in their diffuser to brighten the energy in a space. Sweet orange essential oil is also believed to help us connect with our creativity, inspiring us to do more of the things we love in life.
Some research has shown that breathing the scent of sweet orange for as little as ten minutes can leave you feeling calm and collected for up to half an hour afterwards.
Great for adding to your homemade soaps, candles and beauty products, this oil can also be combined with a carrier oil and applied topically, or added to your favourite diffuser for use around the home. If you want to enjoy the benefits of its scent when you’re out and about, place a few drops onto a tissue and keep it in your pocket.
Sweet orange essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Citrus sinensis|
|Extraction method||Cold pressed|
|Strength of aroma||Medium to strong|
|Aromatic scent||A citrus, sweet smell much like the orange peels it is derived from, only more concentrated and intense|