Essential Oil – Orange

Written by Kajsa IngelssonOctober 8, 2020

I decided to dive deeper into the world of essential oils this summer. While doing so I found a new favorite I have been using daily ever since – Orange!

The health benefits of orange essential oil are many, however I have been using it to better my digestion and nutrient absorption. Read on to see the various ways you can use this oil to improve your life and promote natural healing!

Just a little note beforehand: make sure that you use food/medical grade essential oils if you are going to use them as such. Yes, they will be more expensive, but it can be very dangerous to ingest any other kind. The brand I have been using a lot lately is Young Living and Living Libations.

Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

Treats Spasms

Spasms can result in many irritating or serious problems including continuous coughing, convulsions, muscle cramps, and diarrhea. Adding some orange essential oil to your drinking water can help to avoid these issues, since it relaxes muscular and nervous spasms.

Sedative Effect

When you need to unwind after a hard day or you are suffering from inflammation, reach for this natural sedative that helps you relax. Orange essential oil alleviates anxiety, anger, depression, and certain bodily inflammations.

Relieves Inflammation

Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation, whether internal or external. Regardless of the reason, reach for this oil to reduce the irritation and pain.

Acts as a Cholagogue and Promotes Increase of Digestive Enzymes

Orange essential oil promotes secretions from all appropriate glands including the exocrine and endocrine. Therefore, it is frequently used to regulate menstruation and lactation, and the secretion of digestive juices, bile, hormones, and enzymes.

Prevents Infections

Wherever there is a cut or abrasion, there is always a chance of the wound becoming septic due to a bacterial infection. The essential oil of orange can help people avoid both fungal and bacterial infections as it inhibit microbial growth and disinfect the wounds.

Relieves Depression

The very smell of orange essential oil reminds you of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. That is why this oil is frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, which is perfect for people who suffer from depression or chronic anxiety. Research published in the Advanced Biomedical Research journal suggests that natural essential oil of orange helps reduce pulse rate and salivary cortisol that is secreted when one is in a state of anxiety.

Stimulates Urination

Orange essential oil promotes urination, which eliminates toxins like uric acid, bile, excess salts, pollutants, and excess water in the urine. Urination also increases appetite and promotes digestion. It contributes towards losing fats, which makes it good for the heart as well.

Acts as Tonic

The meaning of a tonic for your body is basically like a booster for all systems functions throughout the body. Among other things it helps to keep the metabolic system in proper shape and boosts immunity.

It Reduces Gas

Gas forms in the intestines and moves upwards and can result in chest pain, indigestion, and discomfort.

It can also cause a rise in blood pressure, negatively affect heart health, and honestly lets all just agree on that fact that it can be very painful! The essential oil of orange can cope with many of these problems, since it relaxes the abdominal and anal muscles, thereby letting the gas escape. Furthermore, it does not let additional gas form.

Improves Cognitive Function

A study suggests that aromatherapy using orange essential oil may aid in improving cognitive function, especially in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Other Benefits

It serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia, and is very good for maintaining healthy, smooth, and glamorous skin. It also helps cure acne and dermatitis.

Word of Caution: If you have sensitive skin, make sure to dilute it with a little bit of a carrier oil. Also, never add more than 3-10 drops at a time. If ingested in large quantities, this oil may result in vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite.