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About wild orange and use

About wild orange oil:

dōTERRA’s wild orange oil is sourced from the Dominican Republic, cold pressed (expressed) from the rinds (peels) of the Citrus sinensis fruit, yielding an oil with a sweet, fresh, citrus aroma, high in monoterpenes, including the chemical compound d-limonene. 

Wild orange oil is uplifting to the mind and body.  It is high in antioxidants, helping to maintain overall health and protect against seasonal and environmental threats.  It is ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. 

Wild orange is also a powerful cleanser and purifying agent.  It can be taken daily, to cleanse the body, or used on surfaces, as a natural cleaner.  Diffusing wild orange will energize and uplift the mind and body, while purifying the air.  It also enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma. 

Wild orange is used extensively as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes, and in the food and drinks industry. 

Primary benefits of wild orange oil 

  • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent 
  • Protects against seasonal and environmental threats 
  • High in antioxidants, which are essential to overall health 
  • Uplifting to the mind and body 

Uses for wild orange oil 

  • Use in an all-purpose spray, to cleanse and purify surfaces. 
  • Add a drop to your water every day, for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health. 
  • Use in massage for its uplifting and protective properties. 
  • Diffuse, to uplift the mind and body, and to freshen the air. 
  • Diffuse in the car on long trips.  It is uplifting to the mind and body, and protects against environmental threats. 
  • Use with direct inhalation, to energize the mind and body.  Simply dispense one to two drops of wild orange into the palm of your hand, along with equal parts peppermint and frankincense.  Rub your palms together, then cup them over your face and inhale deeply.  Rub any remaining oil on the back of your neck. 

How to use wild orange oil 

Wild orange oil is intended for aromatic, topical or dietary use.  It is gentle enough to be used neat. 

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl oz of liquid.  Wild orange oil is certified GRAS, and is safe for ingestion. 
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.  While gentle enough to be used neat, dilution with dōTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil will help to minimize any possible skin sensitivity.  See additional precautions below. 

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity.  Keep out of reach of children.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.  Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

12 Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild orange essential oil offers diverse health benefits, 12 of which are highlighted below.

Improves Appearance of Skin

Wild orange is packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant that is one of the most important for skin health. According to the Linus Pauling Institute (Pauling was one of the first to explore the benefits of vitamin C), vitamin C not only protects the skin proteins collagen and elastin from damage caused by free radicals, it also helps lighten dark spots, further reducing signs of aging. Wild orange essential oil also offers linalool, which encourages the production of vitamin E, another skin-friendly purifier.

Boosts Mood

Pomanders made with oranges studded with cloves were not just a holiday tradition. The decorative items served as old-world potpourri, and the aroma of orange helped dispel the dark moods that can come during a long, grey winter. The aroma of citrus is one that both energises and soothes, and wild orange can help bring peace and tranquility, quieting anxious nerves and easing the symptoms associated with a blue mood.

Speeds Up relief of unwanted bacteria and pathogens

The active compounds in wild orange oil blended with another citrus oil, bergamot, have been shown to be a promising natural cleanser. In a 2009 study that appeared in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, wild orange oil demonstrated antibacterial activity against unwanted bacteria.

Relieves Pain

Studies have suggested that the calming effects of orange oil may make it a useful treatment option to control pain, especially associated with head or neck tension and joint and muscle discomfort. Wild orange essential oil has been shown to be as effective at treating joint pain as medication. According to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network, the purifying qualities in orange oil interrupt the inflammatory response that causes pain.

Reduces Risk of memory problems and focussing difficulties.

The alpha-pinene in wild orange essential oil may provide a degree of protection over memory by preventing an enzyme that damages neurotransmitters in the brain from blocking messages sent to the rest of the body. A 2009 study by Japanese researchers used several essential oils including orange to determine the effects that aromatherapy might have on memory problems. Researchers found that aromatherapy could help improve cognitive function in individuals with certain forms of memory conditions.

Promotes Healthy Blood Flow

The vitamin C in wild orange oil also helps keep blood vessels strong, improving circulation and maintains healthy blood pressure.

Improves Immune System Function

There is plenty of science behind the idea that the purifying benefits in vitamin C, one of the key constituents in wild orange essential oil, strengthen and protect the immune system, which helps us recover faster from infection and keep diseases at bay. Vitamin C is the “muscle” of the immune system, boosting the production of antibodies, phagocytes (cells that are able to target and kill foreign particles, bacteria, and other undesirable particles), and lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights toxins, pathogens and unwanted bacteria.

Eases Trauma Symptoms

In a 2017 study by researchers at George Washington University, orange oil may have helped ease the symptoms of Traumatic times, which impacts as many as eight million adults in the United States. The study found that the anxious feelings and fear associated with difficult times were relieved in mice studies, opening the door to human research. “Relative to pharmaceuticals, essential oils are much more economical and do not have adverse side effects. The orange essential plant oil showed a significant effect on the behavioural response in our study mice. This is promising because it shows that passively inhaling this essential oil could potentially be used for Trauma symptoms in humans.

Alleviates Stress

Chronic stress can lead to a host of problems, including type 2 diabetes—the stress hormone cortisol elevates blood glucose levels—as well as inflammation that can compromise the immune system.  According to Dr. Michael Greger, the scent of wild orange essential oil could reduce symptoms of feeling anxious as effectively as working alongside drugs.

Increases Energy

If you’re feeling exhausted, the scent of wild orange can be instantly uplifting, reducing feelings of fatigue or drowsiness. It can also help give you an extra burst of energy during your next workout. Just add a drop of the essential oil to your water bottle before hitting the gym.

Cleans Household

The antibacterial properties in wild orange oil make it an excellent natural cleaning product. Add a few drops to a spray bottle of water to create a safe, effective cleanser for surfaces. When used in a diffuser, wild orange oil helps eradicate bacteria and other pathogens in the air, eradicating germs while giving your space a sweet, citrus scent.

Maintains a healthy Cholesterol Level

Oxidative stress may play a role in high cholesterol levels, which can damage blood vessel walls by causing them to become stiff and less flexible, so blood doesn’t circulate as it should. The purifying benefits in wild orange oil may maintain healthy cholesterol, protecting blood vessels and reducing the risk of unhealthy cardiovascular function.

Wild Orange Uses

Wild orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) is one of my absolute favorite essential oild!

It is is said to have more and stronger properties than regular orange oil.

Its aroma is obviously citrusy, but very sweet too. I love to use it in my car (I have a little plugin diffuser), diffused in a room, or even a drop in a water bottle or smoothie.

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.

Primary Benefits

  • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
  • Protects against seasonal and environmental threats
  • High in antioxidants, which are essential to overall health
  • Uplifting to the mind and body

Emotional Benefits

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 money blocks and fear, to stimulating your creativity, vision, and widening your perspective.

It can also help a person tap into their own playfulness and sense of humour, 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”.

More about safety of Wild Orange Essential Oil

Complimentary Oils

Wild Orange blends well with CinnamonFrankincenseGeraniumLavender, and other citrus oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include LavenderLemonTangerine, or Bergamot essential oils.

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