Wild Orange is known as the Oil of Abundance. This uplifting essential oil “inspires abundance, fosters creativity, supports a positive mood, restores physical energy, and aids in transitions.“ Wild Orange combats negative emotions like discouragement, nervousness, and the fear of scarcity, by promoting creativity, spontaneity, and abundance. This essential oil reminds the soul to give freely without the desire for compensation and to simply enjoy life. The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with some background information in order to establish a basic understanding of Wild Orange essential oil.
Wild Orange comes from the Rutaceae botanical family, which is the fancy, scientific word for citrus. One of the main chemical constituents found in oranges is d-Limone, a natural compound which contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The extraction method for Wild Orange essential oil involves the cold pressing of orange rinds. If you are interested in learning more about essential oil extraction, check out my blog post here, which covers the basics of essential oil extraction and the importance of quality.
The primary uses for Wild Orange essential oil include anxiety, digestion, fear, insomnia, menopause, nervousness, uplifting, and withdrawal.
If you would like to do some additional research and learn about the studies that have been conducted on the primary uses of Wild Orange, the U.S. National Library of Medicine website is a fantastic resource!
Wild Orange essential oil can be applied via three application methods—topical, aromatic, and internal. Topical: Wild Orange essential oil can be applied directly to the skin on the area of concern or on reflex points. Please note: if you are applying Wild Orange directly to your skin, it is important you avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours. Aromatic: Wild Orange essential oil can be inhaled directly or diffused. Internal: add to a drink or take using a veggie capsule! Additionally, Wild Orange essential oil can be great in cooking. Tip: 1 drop of Wild Orange essential oil = 1 teaspoon orange zest.
- Are you having trouble studying or focusing on an important task? Add a few drops of Wild Orange and Peppermint essential oil to your diffuser for the perfect concentration blend!
- Tired of the waxy residue on your fruits and looking for a flavor boost? Add a few drops of Wild Orange to a large bowl of cool water and soak your fruit for about 10 minutes! This a great way to enhance the flavor of grapes and strawberries!
- Need an early morning pick-me-up? Add a few drops of Wild Orange to a basic body wash for an invigorating shower!
- Feel like you need to wash your hands but you do not have quick access to a sink? Rub a few drops of Wild Orange in your hands and voilà! Instant freshness!
- Struggling to drink enough water throughout the day? Add 1 drop of Wild Orange to 8-ounces of water for a refreshing drink!
- Looking for an all-natural, all-purpose cleaner? Add a few drops of Wild Orange to a spray bottle filled with water to clean your countertops, sinks, and bathtubs!
- Want to ditch those sugary cocktail mixers or the dirty orange fruit slice? Add 1 drop of Wild Orange to a whiskey shot or Blue Moon and well…you can thank me later for the tip!
Where do I get most of my information from? The sources I completely rely on and fully trust are Modern Essentials and Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing. Check out these books if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Wild Orange essential oil!
What are some of your favorite ways to use Wild Orange essential oil? How do you incorporate this essential oil in your daily routine to regulate your emotions? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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