Sweet Orange Oil: Using sweet orange oil for insomnia March 18 2014
Sweet Orange oil is referred to as the “Oil of Tranquility” and is commonly used to induce calm and serene emotions. It has relaxing properties that act on both emotional and physical levels, affecting both brain and muscle. It is a mentally and physically uplifting oil that is helpful for stress, anxiety, and many lifestyle factors that negatively weigh on a person’s sleep cycle.
It’s important to note that all citrus oils are photosensitive, so when using orange essential oil in moisturizers or on exposed areas of the skin, avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause uneven skin coloring and irritation.
How to use sweet orange oil for insomnia:
Room diffusers that produce a vapor mist are perhaps the easiest way to disperse this tranquil oil, especially to children. Add 5-10 drops, sit back, and inhale.
Apply 1-2 drops to key points on the body, such as the temples, back of the neck, chest, shoulders, inside of the wrists, in the armpits, and on the reflex points of the feet (particularly the bottom of the big toe).
Place 1-2 drops of sweet orange oil in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil and massage onto back, shoulders, neck, and arms before bedtime.
Add a few drops to a warm bath or shower, utilizing the natural heat and steam to disperse and absorb the scent.
Add 5-10 drops to a small spray bottle of water and spray onto pillows and sheets before bedtime. For children, this mist can also be used on stuffed animals and blankets.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.