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Orange You Glad I Came Up With This Lame Headline?

Jul 07, 2017

I love family traditions. When I was a little girl, my parents would put lots of fun and interesting gifts in our Christmas stockings.

Then there was another family tradition, spring cleaning. Sometimes it was forced, such as the Case of My Little Brother’s Reeking Closet. Upon closer inspection, it wasn’t the shoes … or the socks. Using her carefully honed skills of Mom-deduction, she super-sleuthed her way to the culprit. It was the Christmas stocking … with an orange stuck in the toe.

I think that was my little brother’s final handmade-with-his-name-on-it Christmas stocking.

Months-old moldy oranges aren’t good for much, but Orange, Sweet essential oil is quite versatile. This juicy little oil is good for some of the fluid in your body, specifically:

  • your lymphatic system, where it helps stimulate its functional activity and bring it into balance
  • decreasing water retention
  • lowering blood pressure

Orange essential oil can help juice up your digestive system, decreasing the problems associated with that basic need we all know as “eating.” While we’re in that system, Orange also supports the liver, especially in increasing production of bile. Bile comes in handy to break down fat. Maybe that’s why Orange essential oil is also beneficial for that sight for sore thighs, cellulite.

Just the uplifting scent of the happy-colored fruit’s essence can help raise those downcast thoughts and rev up the right side of the brain where creativity lives. And if you are bummed out because there’s a greasy mess in an area near you, it’s Orange oil to the rescue. This little hero (or heroine? The gender is your choice.) is also a powerful germ and infection fighter.

A couple of cautions – Orange essential oil is, as are other citrus oils, phototoxic. For safe use of Orange, avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least 12 hours. Also, although Orange is neither toxic or irritating, those with sensitive skin could experience mild dermatitis.

How do you learn the safest ways to use Orange essential oil? Get the book or the free e-book. Foundational Aromatherapy is the book by Leiann King and Brenda Wright and is available here:


Orange, Sweet essential oil is pretty amazing stuff … but I think it would have been no match for that Christmas stocking that had seen better seasons.


Written by Lori (Roberts) Wilson.


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