Description: Blood Orange a variety of our Sweet Orange Essential Oil. Even though they share the same botanical name and are quite similar they still have some differences. Blood Orange getting it’s name from the beautiful blood red color that the fruit produces. It has a slightly more enticing and tart aroma than Sweet Orange does. Orange oil has for long been recommended for people with poor immunity. HIV/AIDS patients are always advised to consume this type of essential oil since it can work well towards improving their immune system. In 2003, an in-depth research was done whereby Limonene was fed to mice. After a few months, the tests indicated a remarkable increase in white blood cells. The conclusion was that orange essential oil has the capacity to raise your immunity. One of the key benefits of consuming orange essential oil is the reduction of blood pressure. What happens is that contraction of blood vessels is prevented hence allowing slower motion of blood. Studies done in 2014 indicated that orange essential oil carries flavonoid naringin that is considered very effective in terms of antihypertensive and cardio-protective qualities. This is the reason why orange essential oil is considered an ideal cure for heart conditions.
Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Plant Part: Citrus Rind (Peel)
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Odor and Appearance: A deep orange red with the characteristic aromatic odor of strong orange.
Country of origin: Italy
Main Constituents: limonene, myrcene, alpha-pinene, linalool, and beta-pinene.
- Aromatherapy: Blood orange oil is used in aromatherapy to uplift mood, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.
- Perfumery: It is a popular choice in perfumery, often used as a top note to add a vibrant and citrusy scent to fragrances.
- Skincare: When properly diluted, it can be added to skincare products to potentially brighten the complexion and address oily skin.
- Digestive Aid: Blood orange oil may be used in massage blends or diffused to support digestion and alleviate symptoms like indigestion and nausea.
- Room Freshener: Diffusing blood orange oil can help purify the air and provide a cheerful and refreshing aroma in living spaces.
- Culinary Applications: It can be used sparingly in culinary creations, adding a citrusy twist to dishes and beverages.
Note: Top note.
Blends well with: Sweet orange, Bergamot, Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang, Rosemary, Basil, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Vanilla.
Contraindications: Blood orange essential oil shares some common precautions with other citrus oils. It has the potential to cause phototoxicity, making the skin more sensitive to UV rays, so avoid sun exposure after topical application. Additionally, perform a patch test to check for skin sensitivity and exercise caution if you have citrus allergies. Pregnant or nursing individuals should consult a healthcare professional before using it, and those with specific medical conditions or medications that may interact with citrus oils should do the same. Keep it out of reach of pets, as it can be harmful to them. Always follow proper dilution guidelines, and when in doubt, seek guidance from a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare provider for safe and effective use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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