The essential oil market is an $11 billion market and people swear by their benefits. Each oil has different uses, the benefits and uses of pure orange essential oil are broad and somewhat surprising.
Pure orange essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the orange peel. No other ingredients are added, making it 100% natural.
Orange peel contains antioxidants that fight inflammation naturally. Orange essential oil can combat redness, swelling, and calm allergic reactions.
Just how it can reduce swelling, pure orange essential oil can act as an antiseptic to clean and treat small cuts, insect bites, and scrapes.
Instead of using ointments, try orange oil and reduce the risk of infection naturally. Make sure to clean the area first and then apply the oil with a clean applicator.
A very little known benefit of orange oil is that it acts as an antidepressant. Even peeling an orange can help you feel calmer and more relaxed because of its scent.
Orange oil can be used in aromatherapy to reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels and anxiety levels.
Orange oil acts as a mild diuretic that helps to increase the production of urine, helping you eliminate more toxins and salt from your body.
Removing these wastes can reduce blood pressure and even promote better heart health.
1. Acne Control
Vitamin c can do wonders for the skin because it flights inflammation and wrinkles. It works for acne and oily skin by cutting down the greasy appearance.
It also attacks the germs and bacteria that cause acne. To use orange oil for acne, just add 2-3 drops to a cup of water and wash your face with it before bedtime.
2. Arthritis Pain
Arthritis can set in after you break a finger, tear a ligament, or simply from old age. It is painful and often times debilitating because it stems from severe inflammation.
Again, orange peel has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with even arthritis. Add 10 drops of orange oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil and melt it over low heat. Rub in the mixture where pain occurs until it’s completely absorbed.
3. Cleaning Product
Nearly all cleaning products have a nice citrus scent and use either orange or lemon in the ingredients. That’s because both act as a disinfectant and leave a lovely aroma behind.
If you want a more natural cleaning solution that’s more kid and pet-friendly, add 10 drops of orange oil to water and wipe down counters and surfaces with a sponge. Let it dry and don’t worry about wiping them down after.
4. Better Dental Hygiene
Most dental hygiene products contain a minty flavor to keep the breath fresh. But orange oil can be effective in fighting inflamed gums and getting rid of bacteria causing bad breath.
Add 5 drops of orange oil and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a warm cup of water and mix it well. Gargle the mix for 20-30 seconds and spit it out.