When I think of orange, I always think of that juicy squirt when you bite into a ripened fruit, or the orange popsicle syrup dripping all the way down to my elbows when I was a child! Sweet orange is used in many different applications, ranging from culinary to cosmetic. Sweet Orange is bright, uplifting, and refreshing. Some of the many therapeutic properties it’s known for are antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and tonic. Orange is also astringent so it invigorates and tones the skin, helping to clear acne and reduce wrinkles.
Face & Hand Lotion Formula
For rejuvenating mature or sun-damaged skin mix 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil, 20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, and 10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil in 2oz of unscented lotion. Apply to the face and hands as needed. Remember that Sweet Orange can be phototoxic if used in excess before sun exposure, so we suggest using this blend before bed.
For the Chakras:
Sweet Orange is associated with Svadhistahna Chakra which is the Sacral or 2nd Chakra, but is balancing to all the chakras.
Orange is unblocks stagnant energy, combats pessimism, soothes irritation in a "Type-A" personality, and is Yang energy.
Sweet Orange is used with intentions of divination, happiness, joy, love, luck, magical energy, money, physical energy, psychic energy, and purification.
Difference between regular and 5x (5 Fold) Orange Oil:
Through extended distillation, terpenes are removed from the oil rendering it more suitable for cosmetic applications. This removes elements that make the cold-pressed oil phototoxic and allows it to be used in skin and hair-care formulations without concern for exposure to the sun.
Essential oil of orange has a wide variety of domestic, industrial, and medicinal uses. Domestically, it is used to add orange flavor to beverages, desserts and sweetmeats. Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, wrinkle lifting applications, concentrates for soft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionary and bakery items, and many more.
Definitions of Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Aphrodisiac: arouses or intensifies sexual desire.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Cholagogue: an agent that promotes the discharge of bile.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: It serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia and is very good for maintaining a healthy, smooth and glamorous skin. It also helps cure acne and dermatitis.
Safety Warning: Avoid use in sun. May irritate sensitive skin. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.