November Essential Oil of the Month: Orange



Aroma: Citrusy, sweet, bright, light, fresh, bold, tangy


Wild and Sweet Orange’s citrusy, bright, fresh scent is uplifting! And oranges are one of the most popular of all fruits.


In 1498, the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was on an expedition when his men became severely ill. Most of the men on the voyage died. The remaining crew sailed to a port and obtained oranges. Within days of eating the oranges, the ailing men regained their health. It was common in those days for sailors on ships to become ill due to vitamin C deficiency, a disease called scurvy. Eating citrus fruits was the solution to reversing the illness.


In Chinese medicine, the dried orange fruit was taken as a remedy for swelling in the stomach and indigestion; the peel was taken for coughs, to help the spleen and stomach, and as a tonic for the body.


Below is a list of some of the therapeutic properties of Orange essential oil:

  • Improve digestion

  • Is purifying to the body, mind, and soul

  • Helps to reduce stress, and relieves emotional tension

  • Is calming

  • Promotes a restful sleep

  • Is mood uplifting

  • Can improve mental clarity and alertness

  • Orange essential oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antistress, calmative, refreshing, and sedative.


If you have any questions, regarding how to use Orange essential oil or any other essential oils, feel free to contact me at info@bhadralegari.com


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*Safety Note: Always, always, consult with a doctor before using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant, or using oils for your children. It’s also a good idea to check with your veterinarian before using oils on your pets too. Essential oils are safe, natural alternatives; however, we are not doctors and it’s just good practice to consult with your trusted medical professionals before trying or adding new things to your environment.




 

References:

  1. The Aromatherapy Encylopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils by Carol & David Schiller

  2. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils by Sandra Kynes

  3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood