Blood Orange Essential Oil
Expressed from the peel of ripe Sicilian oranges, this oil offers sweet, citrusy and fruity top notes with radiant, sensuous undertones. The scent is joyful, warming, and familiar.
Overall, blood orange is a soothing tonic. When diffused in a room or applied in massage and baths, it acts as a potent antidepressant and relieves anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Spasms are well treated with this essential oil because it relaxes the muscles and the nervous system. Psychologically, blood orange can be cheering and uplifting, evoking pleasant memories and smiles. It reduces fear of the unknown and self-doubt while increasing inner peace and optimism.
Blood orange essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties effective on all kinds of inflammation internal or external. It also helps in reducing headaches or migraine pain. Use it to massage your forehead to relax your body and your mind.
This essential oil helps collagen production and increases blood flow to the skin. It is suitable for irritated and dry skin and also acne-prone skin.
Blood orange oil can be used moderately in cooking especially to flavor chocolate, candy, and other desserts. It helps to detoxify your body by stimulating the kidneys, the bladder and the lymphatic system. It is diuretic and eliminates toxins like excessive salt, uric acid so it also helps reducing cellulite.
Thus, blood orange essential oil helps the digestive system by increasing digestive juices and enzymes but also hormones and menstruation. It helps in removing excess gas which causes discomfort and trouble. This essential oil works as a tonic for the body, it tones up or smoothens the functioning of different organs of the body. In general, it keeps the metabolic system in great shape and boosts immunity and helps the body to fight infections.
Finally, it can refresh the vacuum bag, the bin or the fridge and it is even more effective if you add few drops of blood orange on a tablespoon of baking soda. Then, you can add few drops of essential oil into your household products to give them a fresh and natural fragrance.
It is considered gentle enough to be used on children but it should be avoided on the skin before direct sun exposure because of its photosensitizing properties.