Orange (Sweet) citrus sinensis
Main Qualities: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, detoxifying. Helps to expel gas; stimulate fluid loss by promoting urination; lower blood pressure; strengthen the stomach and digestion; sedate the nervous system; generally uplifting and refreshing yet calming on an emotional level – quells the proverbial butterflies.
Can Benefit: Acne, congested and oily skin, gum and mouth infections, tones all skin types ♦ anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervous tension, stress-related disorders ♦ bronchitis, chills, colds, coughs, flu ♦ cellulite ♦ constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, spasmodic pain.
How to Use: Bath, compress, massage, mouthwash, perfume, room fragrancer, skin-care preparations, steam inhalation.
Warnings: Prolonged use and high dosage may irritate sensitive skin. Do not use orange oil on skin which is to be exposed to the sun or ultraviolet light as it is phototoxic (it can cause skin discolouration).