Orange oil (Citrus sinensis) has a sweet, warm, summery fragrance that makes you feel like an energetic child, ready to go out and experience the world again.
Aromatic influences: Bringing joy and laughter to life.
Combines well with:
Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Sandalwood, Neroli, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Geranium, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Nutmeg, Lavender, Rose, Petitgrain Bigarade, Fennel Seed, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Spearmint
Ways to use it
- Very similar properties to Tangerine. Can be used interchangeably
- Is an overall tonic, soothing and refreshing.
- A few drops in a bowl of warm/hot water helps moisturize the air in your home.
- Diffuse 3 drops Orange with 1 drop Cinnamon Bark to give your home a holiday feel.
- Lemon and Orange together provide bright energy.
- For an upset stomach, add 2 drops Orange and 1 drop Peppermint to 24 ounces of water. Drink as needed.
- Add a couple of drops to a cup of hot chocolate right before drinking, to add a bit of spark.
- Diffusing it helps clear stagnant thoughts and intentions. Helps you focus better.
- Inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. Have fun with it for it’s an oil meant to have fun.
- Great for children’s playrooms.
- Use on sticky stuff when cleaning. Cuts through grease as well.
Here are a few recipes involving Orange oil. To check for more, you can click on Orange in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it. As they are interchangeable, you can also click on Tangerine for more recipes. Just substitute Orange.
*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.
Calming Bath Mix
- 5 drops Petitgrain
- 5 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Fennel Seed
- 2 drops Orange
- 1 teaspoon F.C.O.
- Epsom Salt (optional)
As you prepare your bath, close the window and door to prevent oil vapors from escaping. Fill the bathtub with warm/hot water. To soften your skin and remove impurities, dissolve 1 cup of epsom salt in the bath water. Then dilute the essential oils in the F.C.O. Pour blend into water. Swirl the water to disperse the oil evenly. Enter the bath immediately, since essential oils evaporate quickly. Relax and enjoy the bath for at least 30 minutes. (9)
Sensual & Relaxing Bath
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Orange
- 2 tablespoons F.C.O.
Add to a bath and soak for 30 minutes. (2)
- 4 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Lemon
- 3 drops Orange
- 2 drops Rosemary
Mix together. Can be used in a mist spray (with 4 ounces of water). Can also be added to 1 tablespoon of F.C.O. and used as an after-bath oil in the morning. (2)
- 4 drops Cedarwood
- 2 drops Fennel Seed
- 2 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Orange
- 4 drops Vanilla Extract
Mix oils. Can be added to a mist spray or mix with 2 cups of water and simmer on your stove. (2)
Fire Starter Cones
- Pine cones
- Candle wax
- Orange oil
- Cedarwood oil
Melt the wax in a double boiler. Remove from burner and allow the wax to cool, but keep it liquid. Mix several drops of Orange and Cedarwood oils in the slightly cooled wax mixture. Dip pine cones into the cooled wax mixture. Set aside on a newspaper to dry. You can also sprinkle evergreen needles on the cones before the wax dries. Or you can use Pine oil with the Orange and Cedarwood oils. Use one of the cones with the kindling wood next time you start a fire for a nice, aromatic start. (2)
- 100 drops Lime
- 40 drops Orange
- 30 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 30 drops Patchouli
Gather dried leaves, flowers and small wood shavings. Crush these plant materials to the desired size. Place 1/2 cup of plant material in a wide mouthed glass jar and add essential oil formula. Stir the contents well and tighten the lid on the jar. Let the potpourri sit for several days to allow the aroma molecules to be absorbed by the plant material. (9)
Sleep Supporter Room Spray
- 6 drops Patchouli
- 6 drops Orange
- 6 drops Clary Sage
- 6 drops Lavender
- 4 ounces pure water
Use in a fine mist spray bottle. Spritz room well before going to bed. (2)
Here is what our RMO family members are saying about it on facebook:
- SS: ” Internal cleansing and house cleaning”
- DSP: “Getting gummy spots off the hardwood floor.”
- PB: “In a nice cold refreshing glass of water!”
- ARL: “I apply them to the soles of my feet and my wrists before I hit the gym…gives me that extra energy boost to help with the treadmill.”
- CF: “I use them in my diffuser in the afternoon after work. It helps bring my energy back up to where I love it! aaaand it clears the air of any stuffiness leftover dinner smells from the night before!”
- SG: “I use Orange or Lime in my car to clear the stuffiness.”
- DV: “Cleaning!”
Orange oil is the most popular of the citrus oils. What new way do you want to use it first? Share with us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. It’ll be fun to hear new ideas!
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- Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
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- Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
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