Day 3 – Wild Orange

Wild orange is a lovely scent useful in many different ways. Grown in the Dominican Republic, this oil is expressed from the peel of the fruit.  It has anti fungal, antibacterial and antidepressant properties and is one of the most aromatic of the essential oils. Now the first thing that comes to mind when I hear all of that information is that finally, I can be happy about cleaning. Wild orange is a great oil to put in a mixture of water and vinegar for your household cleaning and disinfecting. Perhaps just a few drops in water in a spritzer to spray on your bedsheets for a relaxing yet intriguing (and cleaner) bed would be nice?

Wild Orange is also recommended for use at the onset of cold and flu. You can put a few drops in a glass water and ingest it at the first sign of feeling not-so-stellar. You can also use it as part of a massage (because seriously, who doesn’t love getting a massage when they’re feeling yucky), or rub it on the soles of your feet. Just 1-2 drops in 1/4 of a cup of water will help with indigestion and upset stomach, or dilute with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil and rub it on baby’s upset tummy. My favorite use of Wild Orange oil still has to be diffusing it though, which, in addition to making your home smell fabulous, can help keep the entire household from getting sick.

Still another use for Wild Orange would be, on a nice spring or summer day, dab a few drops on your wrists and your neck and use it as an amazing perfume. It’s not heavy and overpowering and would be a great addition to a flowy sun dress and a pair of stylish shades, don’t you think? Put it in a light lotion base and use it for an all over refreshing scent, or perhaps add it do some homemade shampoo or soap. With so many uses, Wild Orange is a great staple to have in your collection of oils!

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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