December 07, 2018

Orange Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits and Other Uses

If you are not using orange essential oil on a regular basis, perhaps you should consider it. This citrus oil has many benefits including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, antidepressant, and antiseptic properties. You may have seen this potent oil used in a variety of commercial cleaning products or in personal care products. Aromatherapy practitioners tout orange essential oil diffuser benefits including relieving stress, boosting immune function, and reducing blood pressure. When orange EO is diffused, the molecules are inhaled, and some are absorbed through the skin. This influences the limbic system which is the part of the brain that controls emotions and the nervous system. Many experts suggest some of the benefits from diffusing orange EO include treating or preventing these health problems:

  • Anxiety
  • Colds and flu symptoms
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Stress
  • Mood/emotions
  • Acne


Ways to Use Orange EO

There are many ways to enjoy orange essential oil diffuser benefits. But this powerfully potent oil can also be used in other ways. Here are a few other ways to use it.

Add to Creams or Lotions.Detox your skin by adding orange essential oil to creams or lotions. It’s also beneficial as a general tonic for the skin. For added benefits or to make personalized scented lotions, blend orange EO with other oils like clove EO, Frankincense EO, cinnamon EO, or ginger EO.

Add it to a Bath.Add a few drops of orange EO to a warm bath or to your body wash. Just remember to add a carrier oil to it before adding it to the bath water. This can help prevent skin irritation. It’s also important to note that orange EO is one of the phototoxic oils so if you use it on your skin, don’t expose your skin to the sun for at least 12 hours.

Room Freshener.If you don’t have a diffuser, or even if you do, you might enjoy a quick room freshener using orange EO. Mix a few drops of the oil with water in a spray bottle. When squirted into the air it freshens the air and helps relieve stress and tension.

Massage Oil.Sweet orange essential oil can be used as a massage oil and in massage blends. Make sure to mix it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. This helps prevent skin irritation. Citrus oils often evaporate more quickly than other types of oils and adding the carrier oil of your choice will help the effects last longer.

Facial Cleanser.Orange oil can help dry oily skin and can help reduce acne. Its antiseptic properties make it beneficial as a face cleanser as it kills bacteria that induce acne. Add two to three drops of oil in a cup of water and use it as an evening facial wash.

Disinfectant Cleaner.Orange EO is both non-toxic and has antiseptic qualities. This makes it an excellent chemical-free option for cleaning kitchen tables and cabinets. In a spray bottle, add 10 drops of the essential oil for each cup of water. Combine the oil and water by shaking the bottle well. Spray it on the surfaces and wipe them down with a clean cloth.

Orange Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Orange EO is a versatile oil and can be used to achieve a variety of health benefits. Diffusing the oil freshens the oil and much, much more. It blends well with other citrus oils and many others like these:

  • Cinnamon EO
  • Frankincense EO
  • Geranium EO
  • Juniper EO
  • Lavender EO
  • Nutmeg EO
  • Rosewood EO

Here are a few diffuser recipes for you to try.

Evergreen-Citrus Diffuser Blend

Cypress essential oil offers a nice woodsy, natural scent. Combined with orange essential oil, it creates a wonderful earthy but bright aroma. Use this diffuser blend to relax.

Get Comfy and Relax Diffuser Blend

Want to feel as comfortable as you are when you are wearing an oversized sweater sipping on a cup of afternoon tea? This blend can help you achieve that level of comfort and relaxation. The orange oil adds life to the woodsy cedarwood. Use this blend when you want to unwind.

  • 2 drops of cardamom EO
  • 2 drops of cedarwood EO
  • 3 drops of orange EO

Air Purifying Blend

To create a diffuser blend that purifies the air using these oils. Enjoy the light, clean, and bright blend.

Energizing Diffuser Blend

Try this energizing blend when you are feeling sluggish. Give yourself an energy boost and get more done using this diffuser blend.

  • 13 drops of peppermint EO
  • 5 drops of sweet orange EO

Mood-Boosting Diffuser Blend

Feeling down or depressed? Use this sweet diffuser blend to uplift your mood and help boost productivity.

  • 3 drops of spearmint EO
  • 3 drops of orange EO

Or try this afternoon mood-boosting blend.

  • 2 drops of orange EO
  • 2 drops of myrrh EO
  • 2 drops of frankincense EO

Early Morning Bliss

Want to start your day out right? Try this wonderful diffuser blend for a quick boost in the morning. You will find it relaxing and energizing at the same time.

  • 2 drops of lavender EO
  • 2 drops of orange EO
  • 2 drops of wintergreen EO
  • 2 drops of white fir EO

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

Want to erase worries and stress? Try this diffuser blend to help improve your mood, relieve stress, and help you feel better about your day.

  • 3 drops of orange EO
  • 2 drops of lavender EO
  • 2 drops of helichrysum EO


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