Wild Orange Oil Uses and Benefits for Skincare, Emotional Wellness and More
Ohh the aroma of it as soon as you open the bottle will hug your lungs and smile your skin. Honesty, doTERRA essential oils make me want to write poetry as they are so darn beautiful!
Let's learn more about Wild Orange essential oil.
It is one of the most important antioxidants used in skincare products. Wild Orange is a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are damaged cells that ravage our bodies in search of a molecule they need so the cell can be healed. Free radicals are not picky, but the cells they choose—most often the skin proteins collagen and elastin—will then be damaged themselves, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Antioxidants are superheroes, however, and are able to give up the molecule free radicals need without damage to themselves.
Linalool, which is a chemical component found in Wild Orange, helps in the production of vitamin E, skin-friendly antioxidant that helps protect the skin proteins collagen and elastin, which make up the skin’s structural layer.
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. ALl of these add up to a marked improvement in the appearance of your skin.
Wild Orange is an excellent skin-friendly oil, but it can also trigger photosensitivity, so apply the oil at night when skin is most receptive to healing, and you won’t be at risk of sun damage. Experts recommend waiting 12 hours before exposure to the sun.
Possibly one of the most distinct characteristics of Wild Orange oil is its powerful scent. The strong, sweet, citrus aroma of Wild Orange makes it useful for purifying the air, promoting and energizing an uplifting environment, or simply creating a pleasant smell in the home. To harness the purifying power and aroma of Wild Orange oil, place a few drops on your air filter at home. This will improve your home’s scent while simultaneously purifying the air.
Wild orange essential oil is also an antibacterial that can wipe out pathogens and protect the body from inflammation that can cause a host of diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to some cancers. It can also boost the immune system, providing protection against pesky seasonal colds and flu.
The purifying properties of Wild Orange oil are not only useful for cleansing the air, but you can also use the oil to cleanse surfaces around the home. Similar to Lemon oil, Wild Orange oil can be used to wipe down frequently used surfaces around the home when you want to cleanse and purify them. Not only is Wild Orange helpful for purifying your kitchen table, countertop, or anything your family might use frequently throughout the day, but it can also be useful when cleaning the bathroom. Put three drops of Wild Orange in your bathroom sink or bathtub drains to help dispel any unpleasant odors or grime. Be sure to let the oil evaporate before you run the water.
While many people diffuse Wild Orange oil to purify the air, this oil can also help uplift mood and increase feelings of energy, which is so important during this lockdown. We are lucky to have great weather in Ireland but being stuck at home does need an emotional boost.
At the beginning of a stress-filled day, consider diffusing Wild Orange oil to provide a revitalising aroma that will help get you through any task. If you are feeling a lack of energy in the late afternoon or early evening, you can diffuse Wild Orange to help lift your mood and increase awareness.
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Another unique attribute of Wild Orange oil is its ability to polish wood furniture—a characteristic commonly found among citrus essential oils. You can easily make your own furniture polish at home by combining olive oil, vinegar, and Wild Orange oil into a spray bottle. This concoction will give life to old tables, chairs, or wood floors by getting rid of dust that often makes furniture look dull. Learn how to make this polish by following the instructions in our DIY Furniture Polish blog post.
People love the invigorating, uplifting scent of Wild Orange essential oil. For an energising boost, drop one to two drops of Wild Orange oil in the palm of your hand, with a tea spoon of carrier oil, maybe add along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense essential oils. Then, rub the combination on the back of your neck to maintain uplifting feelings. If you want to feel energised first thing in the morning, add a few drops of Wild Orange oil to your body wash for an invigorating shower.
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