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

  • Deodorant

  • Helps reduce cellulite

  • Detoxifies

  • Antiseptic, disinfectant

Buy Orange essential oil from doTerra.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

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Sweet orange's strong top note blends well with:

  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • geranium
  • lavender
  • lemon

  • myrrh
  • sandalwood
  • 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.

Buy Orange essential oil from Amazon. Please don't buy the cheapest oils - I promise you they'll be diluted with synthetic ick.

What Next?

Uplifting Orange Recipes

Sample a few soothing, uplifting recipes using orange aromatherapy oil...

Tingly Fresh Body Scrub Recipe

Smooth and stimulate your skin with this easy-to-make body salt scrub recipe. Plus wake up your mind, boost your energy and lift your mood!

Sensual Massage Oil

Romance is in the air when you use this sensual massage oil recipe for a special night with your partner.

Spicy Patchouli Aromatherapy Candle Recipe

Using essential oils to scent your aromatherapy oil candles is eco-friendly and good for your health. Try more than one recipe.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

More Essential Oil Properties

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

Looking for More?

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