Sweet Orange Oil: Using sweet orange oil to uplift July 04 2014
Sweet orange oil has fantastic energizing properties, having a stimulant-like effect on the brain and an energizing effect on the body. It has been found possess mood-enhancing and uplifting properties, having a positive effect on brain oxygenation, which can greatly help to boost mental clarity and physical function. This allows for a lighter mind and body, which in turn creates an energizing and mood enhancing effect.Sweet orange oil can be used as an alternative to ingested stimulants like caffeine in order to have a very similar uplifting effect. If you find yourself in a physical or emotional slump, try sweet orange oil for a mind-body boost.
How to give yourself a lift with sweet orange oil:
For a quick and revitalizing energy boost first thing in the morning, combine a couple drops each of sweet orange oil and lemon oil in 8 to 12 ounces of water. Add stevia or honey as desired and serve over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up. This can be repeated again several times throughout the day, whenever you need a boost.
For an additionally invigorating start to your day, simply add a few drops of sweet orange oil to your shower. The warm water will help diffuse the oil and the energizing scent will surely assist in revving both mind and body.
Add a few drops to a spray bottle of distilled water for an enlivening room spray and air freshener. A vapor diffuser can also be great for this—simply add a few drops of sweet orange oil and let the refreshing steam take over.
Add 1-2 drops to a teaspoon of lotion or massage oil.
Place 1-2 drops on palms, rub together, and inhale before a workout or during a mid-day slump. This can boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
Place 3 drops of undiluted sweet orange oil on the base of the neck, beneath the chin and on the bottoms of the feet. This will allow for both easy absorption and inhalation to maximize benefits.
Sweet orange oil can also be added to hot tea and additional foods when the flavor addition feels appropriate, such as in a sauce or frosting.
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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