Wild Orange essential oil is becoming one of my favorite oils to use everyday. My friend best described the smell of Wild Orange as being in an grove of orange trees…well, her actual words were that it smells like Arizona because of the all the orange groves, but that’s pretty much the same thing! Regardless, it smells awesome and since it is a cleanser, purifier, high in antioxidants and mood lifter. It is one of the most powerful and aromatic oils to use! Here are some of my favorite ways to use Wild Orange essential oils below.
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5 USES FOR WILD ORANGE
To Calm Temper Tantrums
With children come temper tantrums…no matter the age! With the older kids, it is usually after a long day and they are just tired of being nice. A dab of wild orange on the back of their neck or having it diffused in the air makes a world of difference.
For my youngest, she is 2 and has a terrible time transitioning from the house to the car. She always has a meltdown on the way out and again once we get to where we are going. I have been using one drop of Wild Orange on my finger and one drop Lavender essential oil on the back of her neck (or the bottom of her feet if I can get to them fast enough) a few minutes before we leave or if I forget, after we get to where we are going. If I get it on before, she walks out to the car calm and if it is after, she will center herself and start playing on her own within a few minutes (vs. clinging to me and not leaving my lap).
Wild Orange essential oil is great use as an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces and it will uplift everyone’s mood at the same time. You can add a couple drops to your dishwasher before running it, to your mop water as you are cleaning the floor or even make your own all-purpose cleaner. Here’s an easy recipe:
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Large Spray bottle
- 2 cups distilled water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 10 drops Wild Orange or any other citrus oil
DIRECITONS: Combine together in a large spray bottle. Shake well before using, use a soft rag and spray on all surfaces to get a “chemical-free” clean.
Colds and Flus
Again, since Wild Orange is great at killing pathogens you can use it to help disinfect and kill bacteria. Diffuse it in the air or add some drops to a spray bottle with water, shake well and spray on bed sheets, bathrooms, kitchens or wherever else needed to help kill those germs. You can also use it topically and massage into the skin during the early stages of a cold.
Stress and Depression
Do you have sad or anxious feelings? I don’t know who doesn’t get a little anxious or sad every now and then. Diffuse wild orange! Take those anxiety causing situations and turn them around. For me, every morning before school or Sunday mornings as the kiddos are getting ready for church are my favorite times to diffuse. It just keeps everyone calm. Long car rides are another great place to diffuse it.
When a diffuser is not available, I will have my kiddos (or myself!) inhale from the bottle a few times. The difference is amazing. Don’t believe me? Seriously, give it a try!
Heartburn and Indigestion
Do you get occasional or mild heartburn or acid indigestion? Add 1-2 drops of Wild Orange to 1/4 cup of water and drink. Or to soothe an infant’s occasional upset tummy, combine 1-2 drops with a teaspoon of coconut oil (or olive oil or any other carrier oil) and massage onto their belly.
* PLEASE NOTE: Citrus oils are considered a photosensitizing oil, so wait a minimum of six hours before going out in the sun/UV rays. The more powerful the UV rays the longer you should wait. So, apply it where the sun will not see it during the day or use it aromatically (diffuse it), if you need to use it in the morning. 😉
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