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17+ Benefits and Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

17+ Benefits and Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil, via SustainableBabySteps.com

Wild orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) is one of my absolute faaaaaavorites! It's not as frequently used, and although regular orange oil can be readily found, wild orange is said to have more and stronger properties. It's aroma is obviously citrusy, but very sweet too. I love ot use it in my car (I have a little plugin diffuser - helps me be a nicer driver), diffused in a room, or even a drop in a water bottle or smoothie.

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

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

It's most commonly used for digestive and immune support, as well as skin health. (You do need to be careful with topical use on the skin though, since it can make you photosensitive.) But I think of all its uses, the emotional impact it has on the mind and heart are probably the most popular.

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, 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. And it helps you tap into your authentic self, and come to learn that you are, in fact, "enough".

IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY

The information provided here on the properties and uses of essential oils 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 lack real quality or even contain contaminants.

A LOT goes into creating a high quality 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. Click the banner to understand what each symbol means and to learn how each is used safely and effectively:

How to use essential oils!
Adults Children/Sensitive Pregnancy

Precautions: 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. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Click this link for more application guidance and precautions.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented on Sustainable Baby Steps have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always talk to your naturopathic physician about the use of these or any other complimentary modalities. Reading this website denotes your understanding and agreement to our full disclaimer.

Suggested and Possible Wild Orange Essential Oil Uses

The following are potential uses found in or on Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils, Aromatic Science, PubMed.gov, as well as through anecdotal experience and other resources. Use them to inspire your own ideas, experiment, and see what works for you.

Anxiety
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.

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

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

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

Cooking
Add a drop to a smoothie, or try a drop (even less) in a frosting for flavoring.

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

Digestion
Add a drop to a glass of water or massage into the upper abdomen to kickstart a sluggish digestive system. Also check out digestive blends.

Fear
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
It's the consistent use, especially through cold season, helps to increase your immune system response. Topical or aromatic can be useful.

Insomnia
Wild orange essential oil can be uplifting and stimulating to some, but can also have a calming effect which can decrease worry or restlessness and help you sleep. It's especially good used with a calming blend.

Jaundice
For babies, dilute one drop in 1 tsp of carrier oil an massage gently over the body, especially into the feet.

Menopause
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, or a blend for hormonal support.

Nervousness
We like to massage wild orange essential oil over the abdomen for nerves. It calms the digestive system, which tends to get upset when you're nervous, and increases the sense of confidence.

Uplifting
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.

Withdrawal
Promote a sense of safety and confidence by using wild orange essential oil 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, Bergamot, a citrus blend for stress, or check out other essential oils here.




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