17+ Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

17+ Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild orange essential oil is a unique one. It's not as frequently used, and although regular orange oil can be found, wild orange is said to have more and stronger properties.

According to Modern Essentials, the properties within a quality brand of wild orange include:

  • Anticancer
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive
  • Sedative
  • Tonic

Energetically, wild orange is very uplifting to the mind and emotions. This can translate to an increase in physical energy, or an elevating mood. It's often said to be an oil of abundance, or possibility, opening a person's mind and heart to the potential that surrounds them, and their ability to accept the goodness Life is offering.

This can affect a person on many levels, from helping you to release patterns of scarcity or money blocks, fear, and "not enough-ness", to stimulating your creativity, vision, and widening your perspective. It can also help a person tap into their own playfulness and sense of humor, so that challenges can be approached without the heaviness that often impacts our ability to navigate them. It also helps you tap into your authentic self, and come to learn that you are, in fact, "enough".


The information provided here on the properties and uses of this oil do NOT apply to all essential oil brands.

Because of lenient industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store is not a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may actually make you sick. In fact, only about 50% of it needs to be actual essential oils to be called "pure"!

A LOT goes into creating a therapeutic grade essential oil. The best essential oil brands follow these guidelines:

  • Proper plant varieties
  • Grown in their indigenous region around the world
  • Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
  • Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
  • Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
  • Third-party testing of each and every batch
  • Stand behind the internal use of their oils

Learn how to find safe, effective essential oils here.

How to Use Wild Orange Essential Oil

Traditionally, wild orange essential oil uses these application guidelines. Use these suggestions unless otherwise noted or click the banner for more inspiration:

How to use essential oils!

aromatic applicationAromatically - Can be diffused or inhaled directly.
topical applicationTopically - Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for young or sensitive skin. Start with 1 drop to 1-3 tsp of carrier and increase the EO as needed.
internal applicationInternally - NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MOST BRANDS. High quality brands may be "generally recognized as safe" by the FDA (21CFR182.20) to be used in cooking, adding a drop to purified water or taken as a dietary supplement, diluting 1 drop in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of non-acidic, non-dairy beverage (not for children under 6 years old and in greater dilution for older children).
topical applicationNEAT - Can usually apply the oil without dilution, directly to the skin. However, it's always a good idea to test your own skin first, as sensitive skin types may react.

Click this link or the banner above for more application guidance.

Precautions: Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. As with any citrus oil, it may cause photosensitivity when exposed to sunlight within 12 hours of use. Use at night, or only on unexposed skin to avoid a reaction.


None of these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Suggested and Possible Wild Orange Essential Oil Uses

The following are uses described in a book I highly recommend, Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils, as well as from personal experience and other resources. Use them to inspire your own ideas, experiment, and see what works for you.

The aromatic use of orange can calm the nervous system and the mind. Try rubbing a drop between your hands and cupping to your nose in times of stress.

Promote a sense of well-being by diffusing through the room, inhaling from the bottle, or some other aromatic use.

Use topically over the solar plexus and lower abdomen each day, or before situations that cause self-doubt.

Massage 2 drops of orange oil with 2 drops of coconut oil in a clockwise rotation over the entire abdomen 2-3 times a day.

Add a drop to a smoothie, or a drop or less to a frosting for flavoring.

Massage into the belly counter-clockwise 2-3 times a day to ease an upset stomach.

Add a drop to a glass of water or massage into the upper abdomen to kickstart a sluggish digestive system.

Add a drop to a shirt collar, rub through the hair, or inhale from cupped hands in times of fear, doubt, or anxiety.

Heart Palpitations
Diffuse daily for the best results, and massage a single drop over the chest 1-3 times a day (avoid sun exposure), or as needed.

Immune Support
Use in any way on a regular basis to help increase your immune system response.

Wild orange essential oil can be uplifting and stimulating to some, but usually has an uplifting but calming effect which can decrease worry or restlessness and help you sleep.

For babies, dilute one drop in 1 tsp of carrier oil an massage gently over the body, especially into the feet. For adults, you may wish to decrease the dilution rate.

Massage 1-2 drops into the base of the neck, and front of the neck to help regulate hormones. Consider using peppermint and this grounding blend for hot flashes.

We like to massage wild orange essential oil over the abdomen for nerves. It cams the digestive system and increase the sense of confidence.

Historically, people have used orange essential oil as a food additive to increase their vitamin C levels.

Diffuse throughout the room or place a cotton ball with several drops in a vent for an uplifting effect, add to lotion at night, or inhale from cupped hands.

Promote a sense of safety and confidence by using wild orange essential oils topically or aromatically. I personally find the cupped hands method to be among the best.

Other possible uses (historical and rumored) include: bleeding, heartburn, throat problems, false angina, cardia spasm, dyspepsia, menopause, appetite, bones, bronchitis, colds, colic, skin complexion, dermatitis, fever, flu, lowering high cholesterol, mouth ulcers, muscle soreness, tissue repair, weight loss, emotional balance, and more.

In addition to wild orange essential oil, also consider trying a joyful blend, Lemon, or check out other essential oils here.


None of these health benefits, nor the ideas below, have been evaluated or approved by the FDA, should be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease. Only your body can prevent or cure it.) Read our full disclaimer.

Where to Buy Orange Essential Oil

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