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3 Healing Scents for the Holiday Season

Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh orange being peeled? The bright, sweet, citrus scent of orange essential oil is a wonderful addition to any day.

This light and cheery oil is also a perfect blend with cinnamon when you’re looking for a delicious, energizing and soothing blend.

Orange: Citrus sinensis*

Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil:
Anticoagulant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, stimulant, stomachic, general tonic.

·      can be used to boost immunity, and treat colds, the flu, stress-induced asthma, and coughs
·      eases indigestion, constipation, dyspepsia, and flatulence
·      helps to maintain healthy skin, and treat dermatitis, dull skin and wounds
·      can help ease symptoms of depression, insomnia, tension, and hypertension
·      treats infections, muscle aches and pains, slow circulation, and disorders of the mouth and gums
·      can also used as an aphrodisiac (another reason it’s a great partner for cinnamon)

Words of Caution: Orange oil has photo-toxic properties (if worn on the skin, it may cause a reaction in sunlight). The taste of orange oil is bitter, and if ingested in excess can result in vomiting, nausea, or loss of appetite.

*Sweet Orange Essential Oil is the oil produced from the fruit peel of the orange tree and is not to be mistaken for other orange essential oils such as ‘bitter orange’, petitgrain (produced from the leaves of the orange tree) and neroli (produced from the blossoms).

Enjoy the season and all the wonderful sights, sounds and smells there are to be had!


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2:46PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you

10:54AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Thanks for posting, loved it!

6:15AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thanks. Worth trying.

8:28AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

some of my favorite fragrances of oils.... really looking for a headache aid though...

9:14AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

I love simmering orange peels and cinnamon on the stove top, it makes the house smell wonderful.

8:55AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Thank you

8:27PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Thanks, will try.

10:55PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

I agree, adding different scents to a room can change the mood & atmosphere. I use it all the time!

2:29PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

i will give it a try this christmas.thank you

9:11AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

This intrigues me. Will give it a try.

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