Health 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 cholagogue 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, concentrates 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, perhaps you don’t know the botanical name, Citrus Sinensis. The liquid that comes in packets inside orange-flavored soft drink concentrates is sometimes composed of this oil. The main components of this oil are Alpha Pinene, Citronellal, Geranial, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and Neral.

I am sure we are all familiar with its commercial and industrial uses, now let’s explore some of the medicinal benefits that it has for those who consume it regularly.

Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

There are many health benefits of orange essential oil which include:

Antispasmodic: Spasms can result in many irritating or serious problems including continuous coughing, convulsions, muscle cramps and extreme 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: When you need to cool down after a hard day at the office or are suffering from inflammation of any kind, you should reach for a natural sedative that helps you to relax. The artificial sedatives or drugs available on the market are mostly tranquilizers based on narcotics such as opium and 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 one like orange essential oil. It alleviates anxiety, anger, depression and certain bodily inflammations.

OrangeessentialoilAphrodisiac: 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.

Anti-inflammatory: Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation, whether internal or external. regardless of the reason, whether it is excessive intake of spices, fever, infections, side effects of antibiotics, gas, ingestion of toxic substances, or narcotics, orange essential oil can reduce the irritation and knee pain .

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

orangeessentialoilAntiseptic: Wherever there is a cut or abrasion, there is always the chance of the wound becoming septic due to a bacterial infection. This is even more likely when the wound occurred from an iron object, because then 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.

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

Diuretic: First, orange essential oils rids your body of excess gas, and then it’s time to get rid of the excess toxins. Again, the remedy is the same. Orange Oil can effectively flush the body of toxins as well. 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.

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

Carminative: Being a carminative means being an agent that helps in the removal of excess gas from the intestines. Gas, which forms in the intestines and pushes upwards, can be very troublesome. Gas, since it is light, moves upwards and pushes against the internal organs, creating chest pains, indigestion and discomfort.

It can also cause a rise in blood pressure, negatively affect heart health, and cause acute stomach aches. Essential Oil of Orange can help 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.

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

Insecticide: Research suggests that orange essential oil is effective against larvae and pupae of housefly and may help in 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 to cure acne and dermatitis.

A Few Words 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.


Being a citrus oil, it blends well with other citrus essential oils. Other than those citrus oils, orange essential oil also blends well with essential oils of Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Ginger, Black Pepper, Sandal Wood and Vetiver.

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    • amcken3

      Doterra does not meat strict quality standards. There is no way I would buy that brand.

      • MaryJean

        DoTerra is safe for ingestion, topical application, and inhalation. Quality is tested by third party for purity and potency and exceeds GRAS standards. Scientific studies about efficacy are needed, however.

      • Addy

        No EO’s are safe for ingestion unless under a physicians care. I would be careful what you recommend without doing extensive research. My concern is that you are doing damage to those who consider you an expert because you profit from the product. I’m not suggesting you have bad intensions, you are just repeating what you are told by your up leader

      • mj

        I agree with Addy. No essential oils (EO) are safe for ingestion. In the pure form they are too strong & as such harmful to the body. They must be diluted properly as well as being food safe to ingest so as not to cause harm. Please note you cannot dilute an essential oil in water. As the old saying goes “oil and water don’t mix” so it is the same as taking the oil without diluting it.

      • H. Zayre

        For everyone and every application? I don’t think so.

      • jt76013

        That is an ignorant statement-btw meet is not spelled meat ( which is a food like beef).
        Get your facts straight before you post

      • H. Zayre

        Not all meat is food, baby cakes. You arm has meat, but hopefully no one is gnawing on it!

    • Svetlana

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

  • Chris

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

  • Chris

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

  • Lorna

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

    • Denise

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

  • MaryJean

    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

      • H. Zayre

        Thanks for that smack to the back a the head.

  • Nirali

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

  • Debbie Bumgarner

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

    • H. Zayre

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

  • Julie

    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

    • Linda Franks

      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.

  • Sue Horvath

    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.

  • Gary

    great read!! Orange oil is awesome

  • Sue

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