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Orange Essential Oil Uses That May Surprise You

Its often purchase for its pleasant smell, but it is versatile too!  Check out these Orange Essential Oil uses that may surprise you.

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Orange essential oil is one of the most popular for many reasons. Not only does it smell heavenly, but there are so many orange essential oil uses for around the house. It also has many personal benefits as well. This is one essential oil that should be in everyone’s cabinet.

Orange Essential Oil Uses

Mood-Boosting/Uplifting

That natural citrus smell of orange oil has been proven to be uplifting and tranquilizing. Put a few drops in your essential oil diffuser when you need a pick me up. It will smell heavenly and put a smile on your face.

Degreaser & Homemade Cleaner

If you are looking to ditch chemicals and lean toward natural cleaners Orange Oil is a must. You can combine 12 drops with 1/4 cup castile soap and water in a spray bottle. This makes a great everyday surface cleaner. For more stubborn grease stains, add a few drops right to your greasy mess. Orange Essential Oil is a great degreaser.

Digestion

Orange oil can help with a variety of digestive issues, including slow digestion, constipation, colic from adverse food reactions, and even flatulence by reducing painful gas buildup in the intestines and encouraging your body to create more digestive enzymes. You can either add 5 – 6 drops to a diffuser after eating, or add 3 – 4 drops to a carrier oil and massage over your abdominal area.

Dental Hygiene

Because orange essential oils are great for killing bacteria, they can be used in your mouth to combat problems such as gingivitis, mouth ulcers, and bad breath. To improve your dental hygiene with orange oil, add a ½ teaspoon of salt and 5 drops of orange oil to a cup of warm water. Then, swish the mixture around in your mouth for at least 1 minute and gargle it for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out.

Skin Care

Orange Oil contains more concentrated vitamin c than the fruit itself. This is great for skin care. Add a couple of drop of orange essential oil to a coconut oil carrier oil and apply directly to your skin. This is a great treatment for dark spot or acne.

Remove Adhesive

Have sticker residue or another adhesive that is hard to remove? Just place a couple of drops of orange oil directly on the sticky and allow it to sit for a minute. Start to work it around with your fingers and the adhesive should come right off.

Insect Repellant

Spiders and insects, in general, hate the smell of citrus. Add a few drops to a bottle with water and spray it on plants or around a window to help repel spiders and bugs.  You can also add some to a carrier oil and apply it directly to your skin to repel mosquitos and other biting insects.

Laundry Freshener

Shorten your drying time by throwing in a few dryer balls. You can learn more about dryer balls and how they work here. Freshen your laundry at the same time by adding a couple of drops of orange oil right to your dryer balls. This will give your laundry a pleasant uplifting odor.

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