Ok, so oranges aren’t technically herbs, but since the oil is used medicinally, we’ll treat it as such. I’m a great believer in learning to use simple, every day oils to treat our needs. And you can’t get more “every day” than Sweet Orange Oil.
As I say a lot, we all have certain herbs that work really well with our particular system, and this is one of mine. I use this TONS. It’s more than affordable. It’s effective. And works for all sorts of things. It’s just not “glamorous” like other more important-sounding herbs.
My first experiment with Sweet Orange Oil was as a stress buster. I first used it on an evening when our teens were having some friends over to play games. One young man in particular kept commenting that he smelled oranges somewhere and then would sniff the air. It was so cute, it was hard not to laugh out loud. I never did enlighten him. Lol.
My second experiment was at the dentists office. I mixed Sweet Orange with Lavender Oil. I had a flutter of hygienists around me wanting to know what that awesome scent was. Can’t say the dentist was fun, but it really did help keep me calm through a couple hours of fillings. That’s when Stress Relief Blend was borne.
Though relieving stress is what I love it for the most, Sweet Orange has several other applications as well. Its sedative, stress-reducing effect lessens anxiety, anger, and depression. That’s why we use it in our Sleep Blend, Hormone-Anxiety Blend, Angry Bird Blend, and Contentment Blend.
It’s also an awesome cleanser oil! Naturally anti-bacterial. It kills more than 22 types of bacteria and micro-organisms, including inhibiting salmonella and E. coli. We’ve used our Citrus Spray all around our kitchen for cleaning counters and cutting boards, etc. This is also the reason we use it in our Citrus-Vanilla deodorant cuz it kills the germs that cause the stink. And also why it’s in our Germaphobe’s Delight Spray for when you’re sick.
It’s great for digestive issues like gas and bloating. It helps you to pass “toots” as my grandkids call it, and keeps gas from forming in the digestive tract. Which is what our Toots and Windys Blend is all about. Lol.
It’s also said to boost immunity, fight cancer tumors, increase circulation, decrease hypertension; it’s good for the complexion by fighting acne and helping keep wrinkles at bay, and good for the skin in general.
Lots of great stuff for an unglamorous, every day oil.
Only one negative to keep in mind… Citrus oils can increase the effects of UV light exposure on the skin for up to 12 hours after applying. So, to keep yourself from burning, it’s wise to not use it on exposed skin if you’ll be in the sun.
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