Orange

 
Organic. The smell is sweet and light, just like a peeled orange. This citrus oil is often used as an inhalant because it is an effective antidepressant. It relieves nervous tension and is a great addition to blend for the home for all seasons. It is often used just for the cheery and uplifting smell. Used in a massage blend it would stimulate the adrenals and relieve water retention. Orange oil is a great addition to a lotion for chapped or fissured skin, it would soften the skin while strengthening the epidermal layer by encouraging the individual cells to be well hydrated. It would be a fun addition to a homemade household cleanser.
The scent of Orange essential oil produced statistically significant results in children during dental treatment. Salivary cortisol and pulse rate were measured in a randomized controlled clinical trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3732892/

Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an all-day pick-me-up, dab a little lemon or orange essential oil on a handkerchief to tuck in your pocket.
Use care when using topically as it can be phototoxic. All citrus peel oils increase UV absorption.

Citrus oils are a perfect addition to any morning ritual. They are fresh and clean, they bring a brightness and optimism.
  • Citrus Sinensis 
  • Sicily 
  • Cold Pressed