Explaining Essential Oils- Sweet Orange
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus X sinensis
What is it?
Sweet orange essential oil is a cold pressed oil extracted from the rind of oranges. It is a favorite ingredient in many aromatherapy blends and can also be used as a food additive.
How can I use it?
Anxiety Treatment. Research by Science Direct suggested that sweet orange essential oil positively impacted the brain’s olfactory senses and aromatic use of this oil helped people lesson feelings of anxiety. Exposure to sweet orange essential oil induced feelings of calm, comfort and peace in a majority of the test subjects.
Energy Booster. Sweet Orange Essential Oil has been prescribed by holistic health practitioners to help increase energy and focus. Applying this oil topically or diffusing it aromatically can help people concentrate and promote stamina.
Anti-Bacterial Agent. According to research published by the Center for Food Safety and Department of Food Science, Sweet Orange was effective in killing various strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria such as staph and e.coli.
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Natural Cleaning Spray. Mixing orange essential oil with witch hazel or white vinegar can be a great natural cleaning solution for countertops, floors and surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches. For a list of great natural cleaning recipes, see the recipe section of our website!
What are the benefits?
Sweet Orange essential oil is an affordable natural remedy with many health benefits and is a favorite food additive in various dishes. It is most widely used for its energy boosting and anti-anxiety effects.
What are the risks?
Orange and other citrus essential oils can be phototoxic, meaning it can increase the sun’s impact on your skin. Do not use before tanning or if you will be in direct sunlight.
Be sure you are using a bio-friendly, 100% therapeutic grade oil. Do not ingest a low-quality oil, as they may be filled with other products and not 100% pure.
Where to buy?
Mary Tylor Naturals is proud to offer a selection of high-quality essential oils to improve your well-being. Our sweet orange essential oil is USDA certified and 100% organic. We stand by our motto, “Better Ingredients for a Better Life!”