Essential Oils - Sweet Orange
Type - Stimulating, toning and antiseptic
Note - Top
Blends well with - Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary age, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Aroma - Sugary, sweet and citrus
Plant properties - Relaxing and calming
Uses - in aromatherapy blends to help alleviate feelings of anger, stress, anxiety and depression, it is believed to have a naturally uplifting effect on the senses. Can be added to skincare preparations to brighten dull complexions and treat oily skin.
Aromatic effect on the mind - its citrus fresh aroma is very uplifting to mind and body.
Spiritual influence - releases self judgement, obsessions and fears to restore and balance the emotional body. Releasing these highly charged, negative emotions enables us to see clearly and make better life choices. It helps those who overwork, strive for perfection but get aggravated quickly by mistakes and intolerances.
Chakra - Sacral and solar plexus
Chakra colours - Orange
Benefits - traditionally used to soothe inflammation, uplift mood and fight depression. Tones the general health of the immune system, reducing nervous and emotional disturbances.
- Oil Specific - None known
- General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.