10 Jul Orange: Uplifting and calms your belly too
Don’t you just love the smell of an orange being peeled? I don’t know about you, but it immediately initiates a better mood. It is uplifting and refreshing and just puts me in a happy, relaxed place.
As someone who is sensitive this time of year to the lack of light (although it is coming back eventually!) I often use Orange and other citrus oils to help me emotionally. Being a nervine and calmative it helps with relaxation. This has also been approved by Health Canada to relieve digestive discomfort so using it on children of any age is recommended and they love the scent too.
Historically, the therapeutic properties of Orange were first used in ancient China, where the dried peels had been used for centuries to treat cough and colds.
Young Living’s Orange oil is cold pressed from the rind. It is Sweet Orange, Citrus sinensia, and it is part of the Rutaceae family. It has a sweet, fresh, fruity scent that is richer than the distilled oil. It blends well with Neroli, Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh and spice oils so it makes a wonderful addition to your de-stress routine.
It can be used for soothing dry, irritated skin as well as rough, calloused skin.
Energetically and emotionally Orange oil is great when we find ourselves taking things too seriously. Life needs to be about having fun and I know that when I am at my desk at work and start grumbling a little too much (even for me) I pop open my Orange oil and take a sniff. Inevitably, someone says how awesome it smells so it is not just a benefit to me!
Orange oil helps to reduce self-doubt and fear of the unknown, so ideal for anyone who needs some calming vibes while they’re stepping out of their comfort zone.
Keep your essential oils in a cool environment away from direct sunlight, and keep them sealed tightly for best storage and to maintain the integrity of the oil.
You can apply the oils topically or use inhalation for the benefits of orange oil. CAUTION needs to be used though as orange oil, as with all citrus oils, is phototoxic, which means that the sun will burn you if you go out in it after putting the oils on exposed skin. So please just use common sense and don’t put orange oil on your arms if you are going out to a soccer game!
And now we have our new Orange+ oil! This oils is safe for ingestion and adds such a wonderful flavor to your water (in glass or stainless containers please). I would even add it to a cream cheese icing. Yummy!