Uses and Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Uses and Benefits of Sweet Orange Essential Oil 

Sweet Orange Essential oil is a sunny, uplifting essential oil with a fresh, citrusy aroma.

If you are feeling a little bit run-down and lethargic this essential oil is what you need!


Properties of Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • Antidepressant – great for lifting low mood
  • Antiseptic – good for sanitising and useful for cleaning
  • Antispasmodic – eases muscle spasms
  • Detoxifying- aids detoxing
  • Refreshing 
  • Cooling
  • Good for concentration and focus
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good for reducing acne
  • Tones skin, helps skin look brighter and more youthful
  • Good for digestion, including easing constipation, reducing flatulence, indigestion etc.
  • Calming – good for nervous tension and calming lively children
  • Good for easing insomnia and sleep problems
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How to use Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet Orange oil can be used to ease digestive discomfort.

Add 3 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil and 2 Drops of Ginger essential oil to 15 ml of a carrier oil such as sweet almond or olive oil and stir well. Use for massage. To relieve constipation massage onto stomach area in a clockwise motion. Do NOT do this if you are pregnant.

Use as a room spray 

Add a couple of drops of sweet orange oil to a spray bottle of cooled boiled water and use as a room freshening spray. Or use in children’s rooms to ‘keep monsters at bay!’ The aroma is wonderfully calming especially for young children and for teenagers suffering from pre-exam nerves.

Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil to ease insomnia

If you can’t sleep, try adding a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil onto a cotton wool round and pop in your pillow case. Or tuck your scented cotton wool round in between the cover of your hot water bottle and the hot water bottle itself. 

Related Article: How to get a good night’s sleep


Sweet Orange essential oil can be used to help you concentrate

If you need to concentrate, add a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil into a diffuser and diffuse intermittently. It should help improve your focus and help calm any pre-exam nerves.

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Use Sweet Orange Oil as a facial oil to ease acne and tone the skin

Add a couple of drops of sweet orange essential oil to 10 ml of jojoba carrier oil to help rebalance your skin and keep it looking radiant or youthful.

Sweet orange essential oil helps brighten the skin and helps to tone it. Use upward sweeping motions to help keep the skin looking at its best.

Avoid bright sunlight and sunbeds if using sweet orange oil on the skin as it is phototoxic.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil blends well with

Other citrus essential oils like Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Bergamot.

Frankincense, Geranium, Cardamom, Basil, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Ginger, Clove, Vetiver, Rose, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain, Cypress.

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Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

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