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Orange Oil: Uses & Benefits

September 14, 2020 2 min read

Orange Oil: Uses & Benefits

Radha Beauty Orange Oil is also known as Sweet Orange Oil or the botanical name of Citrus Aurantium Dulcis.Historically, it has been known to enhance natural immunity and to reduce blemishes, stress, and other health issues. It has been used in Ayurvedic and holistic medicine for years to help with many ailments.

Our Orange Oil is cold pressed in Brazil to squeeze the oil from the fruit, which is then separated from the juice to create a pure essential oil. Cold pressing retains the most natural properties of the fruit by protecting it from heat. Orange oil is an orange-yellow or orange-brown color that varies on the environment that the fruit was grown in.

Orange oil is traditionally used in aromatherapy for its sweet, citrus scent. The aroma of orange oil is an uplifting, happy scent that can be used to promote positive feelings throughout the day. It is also known to have a calming, relaxing effect that many people can benefit from. Inhaling orange oil from a diffuser is also known to have a positive effect on supporting the immune system, making it a popular choice during cold and flu seasons.

This oil can be beneficial to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, dark spots, and texture. However, when using topically, orange oil should be applied at night or with a sunscreen to protect the skin. Citrus oils, like orange and lemon, can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Orange oil is also known to increase blood flow, making it a great oil to use in a massage.

The compounds in orange oil include limonene, which is believed to be an antioxidant that can help protect you from free radical damage. β-Myrcene is known to be an anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce puffiness and redness in the skin. α-Pinene is believed to be a bronchodilator that gives orange oil its ability to ease breathing. Citronellol is believed to be anti-fungal and anti-viral, among other things. Linalool is known to have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties, making orange oil a good choice for promoting positive feelings.

Because of all of these compounds, orange oil is a multipurpose oil that can be used anywhere from the bedroom to work or school. It’s often found in DIY recipes for cleaning, like all-purpose sprays or glass cleaner. While orange oil might not be as common as lavender oil for promoting a calm and meditative state of mind, it also has calming properties that can switch up your next yoga flow or night routine.

We always recommend a patch test before using any new product on your skin. Apply a small amount of the essential oil diluted in a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil to your inner arm. Check for an allergic reaction like redness or an irritated rash within 48 hours.