Wild orange is one of my favorites! It was first introduced to me back in yoga teacher training in the jungles of Cahuita, Costa Rica. Since YTT is an emotional roller coaster of self-exploration AND we happened to be thousands of miles away from home, some people started feeling it and needing a little boost to keep their head up. My teacher introduced us to orange essential oil. I can’t remember which brand she used, it was all so new to me then. Regardless, when you rubbed it in your palms and inhaled, your mood was lifted and your current worries didn’t seem as prominent. I remember going home and buying myself some immediately. You can’t help but smile after you inhale a splash of wild orange. 🙂
Aroma: Citrus, fresh, sweet
Sourced from: Dominican Republic
Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Rind (peel)
Properties: Uplifting, renewing, invigorating
♦Fun Fact: “The Chinese first recognized the value of the peel of an orange for treating coughs and colds” – The Essential Life, 112
- Wild Orange can be used aromatically, topically, and internally. It is neat, meaning you do not have to blend it with a carrier oil (coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, etc.) before applying it to your skin.
- Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
- High in antioxidants
- Uplifting to the mind and body
- Body systems: Digestive, Immune, Emotional, & Skin
So there you have it, a little “taste” of wild orange essential oil. 😉 Check back in next week to find out the top uses. Learn how to incorporate them into your life on a daily or as-needed basis!
**Disclaimer: I’m basing my articles off of dōTERRA essential oils, however you may be using a different brand if you already have them. Read the label of the oil brand you are using and make sure you follow its guidelines because not all oils are created equal. For example, if your bottle says “do not take internally” then do not take it internally, no matter what I’ve written here. If you would like to purchase dōTERRA’s Wild Orange, click here!
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