Essential Oil 411: Orange EO

Essential Oil 411: Orange EO

We all know that oranges are a great source of vitamin C. Not only are they refreshing to eat and drink they are also refreshing to smell. The clean sweet aroma of orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the orange by cold pressing.

A whiff of orange essential oil after a hard day at work can be the pick me up you need to make it through the rest of the day. Have a fireplace? Add some to your wood used in the fire. The scent also has a calming effect which may be helpful with mellowing out.

Some safety notes include using it in moderation as it may react to sunlight if overused. It may also irritate the skin so use in moderation. Also, because it is a citrus essential oil the scent will fleet quickly making it a top note. To help anchor the orange essential oil you should blend it with another essential oil. On the skin never us it neat. Always mix it with a carrier oil or added as scent your soaps and other bath and body products.

Other essential oils orange essential oil blends well with:
Cedarwood
Lemon
Myrrh
Patchouli
Sandalwood

As you can see orange essential oil is definitely a must have in your collection of essential oils. If nothing else it will brighten your day.

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