Orange Essential Oil

Happy making, refreshing and stress busting...
all around yummy!

Sweet orange essential oil is an excellent, happy refresher for when you're stressed or down. It's sunny, uplifting scent is especially good for brightening up the wintertime blues.

For some reason children seem to have an affinity for the citrus oils, and orange is especially good diffused in children's rooms to calm, lift and stabilize their mood (not to mention your own!) It also helps them fall asleep.

Orange essential oil is an excellent general health tonic, boosting the immune and lymphatic systems, fighting stress, colds and flu and other bugs, as well as stimulating gentle detoxification.

Digestively speaking, orange is good for constipation, flatulence and slow digestion. It's also a diuretic and helps with water retention and weight loss.

Orange oil's tonic action is great for all skin types, clearing up oily, acne-prone skin, while also reducing dryness and itchiness due to weather, age or eczema/psoriasis. It supports the formation of collagen, which is vital for young, firm, healthy looking skin. Gotta love it!

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Citrus sinensis

An evergreen citrus tree growing up to 25 feet high, the orange tree has fragrant flowers that develop into edible fruit (oranges!)

Orange oil is extracted from the orange peel by cold-pressing.

Sweet-tart fresh citrus scent much like orange peels, only more intense.

Therapeutic Action

Stimulates the nervous system

Increases mental clarity

Lifts mood; antidepressant

Reduces stress

Mild aphrodisiac

Promotes sleep

Cardiac and circulatory tonic

Stimulates a sluggish digestive system

Clears and brightens skin


Helps reduce cellulite


Antiseptic, disinfectant

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Sweet orange's strong top note blends well with bergamot, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, rosewood, sandalwood and spicy oils such as cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.


Photo-toxic. Do not use before sun exposure. Do not use during pregnancy. May irritate dry or sensitive skin.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some soothing, uplifting recipes using orange aromatherapy oil...

Body Scrub Recipe

Sensual Massage Oil

Soy Candle Blend

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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