Orange oil has antiseptic, antispasmodic and caring properties. It makes it easier to fall asleep, relaxes and calms down. Perfect for aromatherapy and cosmetology. Orange oil has a pleasant, sweet scent of fresh oranges. It is obtained from the peel and fruit of the orange tree. This oil has strong caring properties, so it can be applied directly to the skin. It is used in the care of problematic and acne-prone as well as mature skin. There is a reason why the oil is considered to be the most refreshing, relaxing and energizing at the same time.
Orange essential oil for
- in depressive states, it improves mood
- supports the immune system
- has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and toning properties
- with muscle spasms and nervous tension
- has antifungal properties
- has a refreshing and stimulating effect
Properties of orange oil
Pure orange oil is characterized by a yellow-orange color which, depending on the quality of the raw material, may even turn into deep orange. The fragrance of the oil is very intense, fresh with a hint of bitterness. You can also feel clear sweet notes in it. It is often described as stimulating, energizing and optimistic. Numerous publications indicate that orange oil is characterized by high biological activity. It contains many volatile active substances such as linalool, decanal, geranial, α-terpineol, neral, dodecanal, citronellal, limonene. It is these compounds that are responsible for the unique properties of this essential oil. Already the ancient Egyptians appreciated its advantages and used it in various ailments. Contemporary aromatherapy appreciates this oil mainly for its calming, harmonizing and stabilizing effects on the nervous system.
The scent of the oil stimulates the appetite and stimulates the digestive system. With its help, you can alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort. Therefore, it may turn out to be an effective method for small fussy eaters. Orange oil relaxes and calms down, reduces the effects of stress, allows you to get a cheerful mood. It also improves cognitive functions, promotes the processes of thinking and focusing attention. So it is often used in mixtures to support concentration and learning.
Orange oil - benefits:
Nature itself often suggests which gifts we can use to support our body. It is also this time, because orange peel oil is very helpful in reducing the so-called orange peel, or cellulite. The oil is a very common ingredient in lifting cosmetics and supporting the reduction of adipose tissue. Moreover, this oil strengthens connective tissue, regenerates and firms. It brings numerous benefits to impure skin due to its antiseptic and cleansing properties. To take advantage of this skin-beneficial effect, add orange oil to your favorite face or body cream or scrub. It is recommended to use no more than 20 drops of oil for every 100 ml of the cosmetic.
The aromatherapeutic use of orange oil can be done in different ways. If you like long, relaxing baths, mix 5-10 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of your favorite base oil, e.g. almond oil, and add to the bath. Orange oil is a great addition to massage oil. Add 6-7 drops to 25 ml of base oil, slightly heat the oil blend and give your body a relaxing massage.
To fill the whole house with the pleasant, fresh aroma of juicy orange, use orange oil or a mixture with its addition to aromatize the air using a diffuser or a ceramic fireplace. The fresh, citrus aroma of the oil can also be a great addition to detergents - it will give your clothes a lasting, pleasant fragrance. To eliminate the unpleasant smell of the vacuum cleaner bag while vacuuming, it is worth applying a few drops of the oil to it. This will also prevent fungi and mites from multiplying inside it.
Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, orange oil can also be used to clean floors, kitchen countertops and bathrooms. Research shows that it is able to destroy even E. coli sticks, and at the same time refreshes rooms for a long time.
Orange oil works as a deterrent against mosquitoes, flies and ants. It is enough to massage a little of the product into the skin or apply it to clothing to get the desired effect. This property also works in horticulture, where orange oil can be used to scare away unwanted insects.
Orange oil should not be used immediately before sunbathing. Also, do not apply undiluted oil directly on the skin. The main ingredient of orange oil, d-limonene, is a mildly irritating compound and can sometimes cause skin reactions. This may happen during long-term exposure to undiluted preparation, but people with sensitive skin should still use caution.