Why Juicy Orange Essential Oil Should Be Your Go-To This Summer

There’s probably a good chance that you’ve snacked on a juicy orange on a summer day or started your day off with a refreshing glass of orange juice. For many of us, oranges are a means to boost our Vitamin C intake, add zest to our cooking, and curb our sweet tooth in a delicious way. But did you know that there are so many more benefits to using oranges, particularly orange essential oil?
Orange Essential Oil is cold expressed or steam-distilled from the ripe or almost ripe outer peel of the orange. Sweet orange essential oil is typically extracted from the Citrus Sinensis species of the orange tree, which is native to China but is now found all over the world. There are also many other variations of orange oil as well, including Neroli Essential Oil, from the orange flower, and Petitgrain Essential Oil, from the leaves and twigs of the orange tree. You’ll also find other species such as Mandarin Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, and Blood Orange Essential Oil

Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

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Adding citrusy orange essential oil to your daily routine will not only make you and your home smell great but may actually increase both cleansing and purifying properties. 
If you’re after fresher smelling (and cleaner!) home surfaces, consider making a DIY surface cleaner by using vinegar, distilled water, and our Citrus Essential Oil Blend. You can find the full recipe here.
For cleaner and more purified skin, consider incorporating our Kooky Southern Aunt Deozein Natural Deodorant and our Kooky Southern Aunt Body Scrub (Our Collaboration with our favorite Kooky Southern Aunt, Jackie Johnson!) Both contain orange essential oil, which helps cleanse the pores of the skin, and reduces excess oil, all while leaving your skin subtly scented.

Promotes Relaxation

Although many citrus oils are touted for their ability to energize the body, there are several variations that may promote more relaxing sleep and reduced stress. 
For calming, sedative benefits before bedtime, use a combination of our Serene Bath and Body Oil along with our Serene Bath Salts. Both contain Petitgrain Essential Oil, which helps to relax both the mind and body. 
If you’re looking to transform your chaotic environment into a peaceful oasis, light our mandarin-infused Tranquil Aromatherapy Candle or spray our Tranquil Multispray in the air or on your linens. For tranquility on the go, breathe in deeply with our Tranquil Aromatherapy Inhaler

Uplifting to the Spirits

If you’re finding yourself in a funk, or need a serious mood boost, you should consider taking a few minutes to incorporate happy citrus oils to create a more optimistic outlook.
Can’t step away from your desk? Our Spirit and Happy Essential Oil Roll-ons are perfect to roll on your temples, beneath your nose, or on your wrists. Breathe in the cheerful citrus scents and get ready to attack the rest of your day!
For a more pampering experience, apply our mouthwatering Vanilla Orange Body Lotion to hands and body for instant relief of dry, dehydrated skin. On-the-go? This sweet-citrus scent also comes in a travel-sized option. 

Hydrating & Smoothing

For more youthful, softer, and more sensitive skin types, we turn to Neroli and Mandarin Essential Oils for their complexion-loving benefits. 
Our Age-Defying Day and Night Cream combines the hydration of a cream with the nourishment of a serum, promoting youthful, plumper-looking skin. For smoothing and line-softening benefits for the under-eye area, around the lips, as well as the decollate, apply our Jasmine Fine Line Cream for fresher, and more vibrant skin.
For those who are seeking a more balanced complexion, consider incorporating our Algae Serum Neroli into your skincare ritual, for all of the glow, and none of the irritation. For a more personalized approach, our Custom Facial Cocktail contains endless options to ensure that your skincare routine is tailor-made for you- just make sure to select Neroli as your selection for your cocktail base. Find out more about our custom products here. 
What are your favorite ways to use Orange Essential Oil? Let us know in the comments!