Sweet Orange Oil: Using sweet orange oil for withdrawal May 19 2014
For a person who is using any sort of substance, an abrupt stop or decrease in dose can cause very uncomfortable bodily symptoms. The intensity and length of these withdrawal symptoms can vary widely, depending on the intensity of the drug and your biological make-up. Common symptoms of withdrawal range in intensity, including headaches, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, and many others depending on the substance, dose, strength, etc.
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, making it a great choice for treating symptoms of insomnia, irritability, emotional depression and frustration that can also be brought on as a person goes through withdrawal. Essentially, it can help to make a person more comfortable through a very uncomfortable process.
How to manage withdrawal with sweet orange oil:
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.
Use in a room diffuser, humidifier or vaporizer by adding 10-20 drops of sweet orange oil. This continuous stream of the scent can be particularly helpful to maintain physical and emotional balance.
Place 15-20 drops in a warm bath and soak for up to 30 minutes in the evening. This helps to balance hormone levels and regulate emotions, which is then further assisted by the sleep process.
Use 1-2 drops (undiluted) and massage into various pressure points, such as the inside of the wrist, temples, behind the ear, between the toes, etc.
Mix 5 drops of sweet orange oil with 1-teaspoon almond oil or coconut oil. Massage into skin 2-3 times throughout the dy.
For a quick fix, place 1-2 drops on palms. Rub together and cup hands around nose and mouth and take slow, deep breaths. Repeat as necessary throughout the day.
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.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil - 15mL bottle
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