A scent that is uplifting and brings on a smile. Simply a joyous oil to have 🙂
I like to apply this into my facial night cream when I feel the day has been long, and I feel kinda worn out – And when I am not planning to head out early the next day*. Just 1 – 2 drops are sufficient to release pores of joy and cheer the weary soul. But for any oils on the face, make sure to test them on your wrist to ensure no reaction before applying onto the face as this is where skin is most delicate and sensitive (as compared to the soles of our feet). Also, you MUST avoid the eye area unless you’re in the mood for a stinging, teary session.
Other occasions I have used this oil: muscle soreness (particularly in the arches of my feet) from dance class and when I have been exposed to people with incessant coughs (without masks), I’d drip 1-3 drops under my tongue and swallow with water!* Or when I feel a need for cheery air, I’ll simply diffuse it 🙂
Orange oil which is rich in limonene, has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth. A Mie University study also found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression (Komori, et al., 1995).
*NOTE: Personally, I do not suggest that you apply this onto your face as certain literature states that you should not expose yourself to sunlight or UV light within 24-72 hours. However, when I do – I make sure it is my rest day the next day and sun block is applied. Also, if you choose to consume the oil, please ensure that the it is of very good quality, and check against FDA regulation. As you can see in my posts, I personally use oils from Young Living based on current information provided on their website Essential Oils Safety.
Some uses for Orange oil:
Hypertension, insomnia, complexion (dull and oily), fluid retention, wrinkles!
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