WILD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
What is it and what are its benefits?
First off, it's a citrus oil. So right from the start you know it is going to be uplifting and great in water. Citrus oils are also great for cleaning. Cleaning the air, cleaning surfaces, cleaning you. It comes from the rind of the orange by cold pressing. As a citrus oil there will also be plenty of tasty recipes you can use it in. You can learn about some of my favorite uses in this short video.
Let's get more specific.
Water: As I mentioned above, as a citrus oil it is great in water. Not only is it refreshing, but it can also have internal cleansing effects. You could also make ice cubes with a few drops of Wild Orange in them to add some zest to your summer drinks.
Smoothies: It's citrus, it's refreshing, it's tangy. All of these things mean it is an awesome addition to your smoothies. Here are a few recipes for sweet smoothies that use Wild Orange.
Food: Since we are already talking about water and beverages, it's the perfect time to mention food. Some people have told me they like to add a few drops to their cream cheese frosting, zucchini bread, and carrot cake. There are so many great recipes that use Wild Orange in them! I'll post a few here, but do a quick search on the web and you'll find more!
Surface Cleaner: Citrus oils are great for cleaning. Wild Orange is no exception. Here is a simple, non-toxic recipe for an all-purpose cleaner.
You can also use it to polish your furniture!
Aroma Therapy: Wild Orange's scent can help create an uplifting and energizing atmosphere. You can also cleanse the air around you by diffusing it. Try it in some of these diffuser blends.
Personal Use and Cleansing: Add a few drops to your body wash to kick-start your morning! You can also try it in these recipes for personal use.
Drains: Drains can be nasty, right? Sometimes the smells coming from them are just down-right repulsive. Try putting a few drops of Wild Orange in your sink, disposal, or bathtub drains to help get rid of those nasty odors. Let it evaporate before you run the water.
Immune System Support: That's right. Wild Orange can help support your immune system. During those winter months when your immune system seems to be compromised, try adding one or two drops to a capsule. You can also add it to your tea or water to support your immune system.
Mood Boost: We already talked about how diffusing Wild Orange can boost your mood. How about a little topical application to brighten your day? Add a few drops to your palm with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense essential oils. Rub them all together then put the mixture on the back of your neck. Just remember there is the possibility of skin sensitivity. If you are concerned test a drop first, or dillute it with a carrier oil. It also increases photosentivity, so be careful if you apply it topically before going into the sun.
How do you use Wild Orange?
Now that you've read my ideas for using it, tell me...
How do you like to use Wild Orange essential oil?
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