Orange oil is an essential oil produced by cells within the rind of an orange fruit. In contrast to most essential oils, it is extracted as a by-product of orange juice production by centrifugation, producing a cold-pressed oil. It is composed of mostly (greater than 90%) d-limonene, and is often used in place of pure d-limonene. D-limonene can be extracted from the oil by distillation.Beneficial effects and uses of orange essential oil
Orange oil has powerful anti-microbial properties, which destroys pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It also has concentrated citrus bioflavonoids that enhance oxygen availability in tissues, and improves circulation. Orange oil's anti-spasmodic properties means it helps reduce muscle spasms by supplying electrolytes and citrus bioflavonoids, drawing out metabolic waste.
1• Children love the scent of oranges. Use orange oil in their playrooms, classrooms, bedrooms. It is mildly sedative, so it will help calm them.
2• There is some resemblance between human skin and orange skin. This is why cellulite is sometimes called "orange skin." To treat cellulite, mix orange oil with cypress for a massage, or in a bath oil or shower gel.
3• Orange oil is an anti-spasmodic, carminative (removes gas from intestines), digestive, stomachic. It aids digestion, helps with colic, stomach pain, and heartburn. It stimulates the gall bladder.
4• Orange is an antidepressant; uplifting the mind weighed down by negative thoughts. Use it when experiencing nervous tension that causes stomach upset.
5• Using orange oil in a bath in the winter will cheer you up, like bringing rays of sunshine. Be sure to use no more than three drops in a full tub for adults. Otherwise, it may irritate sensitive skin.
6• Orange oil is good for soothing dry, irritated, or acne-prone skin. It helps the shedding of dead skin cells and reduces wrinkles. It brightens dull complexions.
7• It helps regenerate aging, rough, or calloused skin as it softens the epidermis and improves circulation.
8• Orange oil can be used to help reduce swelling as it stimulates lymph.
9•Protect wooden furniture and instruments with orange, Swiss pine, and cypress oils mixed in jojoba oil.
10• Orange oil can be used to reduce fever.
11• It can be used as a diuretic as it stimulates the kidneys and bladder.
12• Use in a mouthwash for gingivitis or mouth ulcers, or apply undiluted directly to the gums.
13• Orange oil is a culinary favorite. Use in deserts, beverages, etc. Example: use with cinnamon and clove in mulled wine.
14• Can be used as a heart tonic to lower the heart rhythm.
15• Orange oil is good at combating insomnia. For long term help, alternate with lavender or neroli.
16• Mixes nicely with cinnamon, clove, lemon, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, neroli, juniper, cypress, and coriander.
17• Use to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your home. A popular use is putting some in the disposal.
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