9 Ways to Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Well-known for its uplifting and worry-reducing properties, orange essential oil is both uplifting and calming, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant. It's balancing effect on the mind and body, and its warming and joyful qualities benefit people of all ages. 

1. Energizing Boost: Place 1-2 drops of orange essential oil in the palm of your hand along with an equal amount of peppermint essential oil. Rub palms together and inhale deeply. Rub your palms on the back of your neck for an even  stronger boost!

2. Skin + Hair: Sweet orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes this oil an ideal addition to your skin and hair routine. Known to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging. 

3. Bath: To help alleviate stress brought on by seasonal affective disorder, depression and premenstrual syndrome, add 8-10 drops of orange essential oil in bath water. 

4. Laundry: Place a few drops of orange oil on wool dryer balls or to a clean freshly laundered washcloth before adding to the dryer. The bright clean scent of orange will make your clothes and sheets smell great without the use of synthetic fragrances.

5. Homemade Tub Cleaner: To avoid the residue of chemicals that comes with a conventional tub scrub, use these effective ingredients instead. Mix 1 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup castile soap, 1 TBLS of hydrogen peroxide and 10 -15 drops of orange essential oil.

6. DIY Air Freshener: Mix together 3/4 cup water, 2 TBLS of vodka, rubbing alcohol or real vanilla extract, and 10 drops of orange essential oil. Mix together and store in a glass spray bottle.

7. Massage Oil: mix several drops of orange essential oil in a carrier oil for a delightfully calming scent. This is especially effective when applied to the abdomen for relieving cramps.

8. Antibacterial Counter Spray: Add 5 drops of orange essential oil to this DIY counter spray and use on kitchen counters, wooden cutting boards and appliances for a clean naturally antibacterial solution that also smells pleasant rather than like a strong chemical.

How do use sweet orange essential oil at home?