13 Amazing Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

The health benefits of orange essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative, and a cholagogic substance.

Uses of Orange Essential Oil

The essential oil of orange has a wide variety of domestic, industrial, and medicinal uses. Domestically, it is used to add orange flavor to beverages, desserts, and sweetmeats. Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, anti-aging and wrinkle-lifting applications, and as a concentrate for soft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionery, and bakery items.

Orange Essential Oil- Composition and Extraction Process

This essential oil is obtained from the peels of orange by cold compression. Although most of you know the common name of oranges, you may not know the botanical nameCitrus sinensis. The liquid that comes in packets inside orange-flavored soft drink concentrate is sometimes composed of this oil. The main components of this oil are alpha-pinene, citronellol, geraniol, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, and neral.

Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

We are all familiar with its commercial and industrial uses, now let’s explore some of the health benefits that orange essential oil has for those who consume it regularly.

Treats Spasms

Spasms can result in many irritating or serious problems including continuous coughing, convulsions, muscle cramps, and diarrhea. To avoid these effects, spasms must be treated early or prevented entirely. This can be done with the help of orange essential oil, which relaxes muscular and nervous spasms.

Sedative Effect

When you need to cool down after a hard day at the office or you are suffering from inflammation, reach for a natural sedative that helps you relax. The artificial sedatives or drugs available in the market are mostly tranquilizers based on narcotics or other synthetic forms. These, in the long run, do immense damage to the heart and various internal organs. It is a much better choice to use a natural sedative like orange essential oil. It alleviates anxiety, anger, depression, and certain bodily inflammations.

OrangeessentialoilAphrodisiac Properties

Orange essential oil has mild aphrodisiac properties. Systematic and regular use can cure problems such as frigidity, erectile problems, impotence, loss of interest in sex, and decreased libido.

Relieves Inflammation

Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation, whether internal or external. Regardless of the reason, whether it is an excessive intake of spices, fever, infections, a side effect of antibiotics, gas, and ingestion of toxic substances or narcotics, orange essential oil can reduce the irritation and pain.

Acts as a Cholagogue

It promotes secretions from all appropriate glands including the exocrine and endocrine. Therefore, it is frequently used to regulate menstruation and lactation, and the secretion of digestive juices, bile, hormones, and enzymes.

Prevents Infections

Wherever there is a cut or abrasion, there is always a chance of the wound becoming septic due to a bacterial infection. This is even more likely when the wound has occurred from an iron object because there remains a chance of it becoming infected by tetanus germs. Essential oil of orange can help people avoid both, septic fungal infections and tetanus as they inhibit microbial growth and disinfect the wounds.

Relieves Depression

The very smell of orange essential oil reminds you of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. That is why this oil is frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, which is perfect for people who suffer from depression or chronic anxiety. Research suggests that natural essential oil of orange helps reduce pulse rate and salivary cortisol that is secreted when one is in a state of anxiety.

Stimulates Urination

Orange essential oil helps your body get rid of excess gas and toxins. It promotes urination, which eliminates toxins like uric acid, bile, excess salts, pollutants, and excess water within the urine. Urination increases appetite and promotes digestion. It contributes towards losing fats, which makes it good for the heart as well.

Acts as Tonic

The relation of a tonic to the body is quite similar to the overhauling and servicing a vehicle. A tonic tones up every system that functions throughout the body, keeps the metabolic system in a proper shape and boosts the immunity.

Carminative Properties

Being a carminative means being an agent that helps in the removal of excess gas from the intestines. Gas forms in the intestines and moves upwards and can result in chest pain, indigestion, and discomfort.

It can also cause a rise in blood pressure, negatively affect heart health, and cause acute stomach ache. Essential oil of orange can cope with many of these problems, since it relaxes the abdominal and anal muscles, thereby letting the gas escape. Furthermore, it does not let additional gas form.

Treats Alzheimer’s disease

A study suggests that aromatherapy using orange essential oil may aid in improving cognitive function, especially in Alzheimer’s disease patients. 

Insecticidal Properties

Research suggests that orange essential oil is effective against larvae and pupae of a housefly and may help in the elimination of houseflies.

Other Benefits

It serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia, and is very good for maintaining healthy, smooth, and glamorous skin. It also helps cure acne and dermatitis.

Word of Caution: Orange essential oil displays photo-toxicity. It tastes bitter and if ingested in large quantities, it may result in vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite.

Blending: Being a citrus oil, it blends well with other citrus essential oils. Orange essential oil blends well with essential oils of cinnamon, cloves, frankincense, ginger, black pepper, sandalwood, and vetiver.

Orange Essential Oil FAQs

What is Orange Oil?

Orange oil is the essential oil of oranges, which bears the scientific name Citrus sinensis. These are extremely common fruits but the oil itself isn’t as widely known. Differing from orange juice, orange essential oil can be extracted from the peels of oranges through a process involving grain alcohol. The resultant orange oil can be used for many health issues, ranging from acne to chronic stress.

How to make Orange Oil?

Unlike what some expect, making orange essential oil actually requires you to use the peels, not the fruit itself. Peel the oranges and allow them to dry. Grind the peels up and bring some grain alcohol up to a warm temperature on the stove. Then, pour the grain alcohol over the ground orange peels. Shake the mixture and allow it to sit for 2-3 days before straining it. Voila! Orange essential oil is ready!

Where to buy Orange Essential Oil?

You can buy orange essential oil from a majority of natural health and whole food stores where other essential oils are found. Orange oil is also commonly used in aromatherapy applications, so herbalists and aromatherapists are also good places to purchase this oil from. Fortunately, it’s not very expensive and highly effective!

What is Orange Essential Oil good for?

Orange essential oil has many applications that can improve your overall health, such as helping you get better sleep, reducing the occurrence of muscle spasms, increasing your sex drive, protecting the immune system, detoxifying the body, and preventing the onset of cognitive disorders. The high content of antioxidants and organic compounds makes this oil highly versatile and useful.

How to use Orange Essential oil?

You can use orange essential oil in a number of ways. Some people choose to freshen their clothes by adding some oil to their laundry; others use it in diffusers to give the entire room an energetic boost. You can use it topically to improve the appearance of your skin in case of acne or eczema or put it in some boiling water and inhale the steam.

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I make a homemade face mask (gelatine, egg white, and milk). Something I've done dozens of times. It smells kind of weird. So I added a couple drops of orange. Big mistake. After 15 minutes I had to take it off because of the pain. Random parts of my face are now visibly burnt. Be careful. Oils can be awesome, but use them properly.

Citrus Oils like orange are photo-sensitive....You may still use, I suggest in the night time (not being exposed to the sun).

OH no but I bought coconut oil as my carrier, will that go well together?

Christina Antoine

coconut oil is a great carrier

Yeah thanks I got like two lol 1 I bought from walmart and the other I got free from thrive market(dotcom) because I spent like 60 bucks on my order and I was on my first free trial. Still am a customer of theirs lol

The kind at Walmart are for burning.

they actually sale one for diffusing in their vitamin aisle now

really useful

With orange oil I use a a few drops in my lotions just enough to give it an orange sent that last a long time, I also take a few drops in my palms and give a Good 10 sniffs to uplift my mood or when I feel depressed it ca also curb appetite also if you add pepermint oil to the mix rub on the back or your neck and give a few sniffs it will help you wake up be more focused and alert
How to to make:
1 oz. Carrier oil (I use almond)
To 4 drops orange oil or 2 drops orange oil and 2 drops pepermint if you need a pick me up
Hope this helps

Ah but can u take it orally for night sweats ???????

great read!! Orange oil is awesome

Ive been told to ingest a couple of drops of Citrus Sinensis.essential oil, under the tongue for relief from horrible night sweat (all day long actually)??? Is this safe??? How many drops and What would you recommend I do. Thanks

Meenakshi Nagdeve

Hello please consult your health specialist regarding the quantity of oil.

Does anyone know if you can make candles with it!? I would love more info if you've made candles with it before and had success!! Sounds heavenly

I have blended just a few drops into about 1/2 lb. Melted chocolate candy Cubes. Spread into a cookie sheet and let it harden. Break into fabulous orange chocolate bark candy. Easy and SO good.

sounds AWESOME!!!! LOTS of benefits I could use INSTEAD of all their prescriptions. NATURAL is the BEST!!!!

Always! The "natural" products were designed by nature to heal. Big Pharma products are designed by man to KEEP YOU ILL!

My favorite is tea tree oil. It because the oil have so many amazing properties.

Please site the science - studies that support these statement that orange oil causes an increase in the sense of well-being, mood elevation, or happy feelings. Is there science that supports the theory that constituents in orange oil act on serotonin or serotonin uptake?

Meenakshi Nagdeve

Hello MaryJean, The sources are given within the article, please read the same.
Team Organicfacts

Thanks for that smack to the back a the head.

I have read to use a couple drops of orange oil on your toothbrush for natural teeth whitening. Is this safe to do?

You should be careful with that sudgestion as any form of citrus used regularly can erode the enamel on your teeth

Get your orange oil and omega-3 in one capsule. Ocean blue Omega-3.

Get your orange oil and omega-3 in one capsule. Ocean blue Omega-3.

BethAnn Roof Larkin

Can I put it in my hair product?

Pamela Knotts Koeller

I just read an article about itchy, dry scalp and it suggested using 2 to 4 drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo. It's suppose to work as an antibacterial property, plus add moisture to the hair. I don't remember all of the other advantages other than it should help with hair growth by unplugging hair follicles. I'm going to try it. I haven't read anything about using orange essential oils for hair.

There is shampoo, that contains orange oil-Lazartigue , Botanica

uper but totally news for orange oil sedetion journal.

if an essential oil is disolved into a carrier oil with high fat content, the essential oils effects of photo toxicity is dramatically lowered.

Orange is great in the winter to bust the immune system.

Reagan Russellsr

how do you mix orenge oil for daily drink.

DrShyam Narain Mehrotra

The best way to take orange oil is:Take two oranges, wash them with warm water.Add little warm water and grind them in a fast grinder, filter it and add 1/2 tsf of flaxeed oil.