The power of Orange (Carpe Diem candle)

The power of Orange (Carpe Diem candle)

Orange essential oil, extracted from the rind of the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), is obtained through a process called cold pressing, where pressure is applied to squeeze the oils from the rind. Additionally, leaves and flowers from the orange plant can also contribute to the oil.

Research suggests that certain essential oils, including orange essential oil, may offer specific health benefits. Let's explore some of the potential advantages associated with orange essential oil

Benefits of Orange Essential Oil:

1. Uplifting Aroma:   - Orange oil is known for its bright and citrusy fragrance, which can help uplift your mood and create a positive atmosphere.

2. Stress Reduction: - Aromatherapy with orange essential oil may contribute to stress reduction and relaxation.

3. Antioxidant Properties:  - Orange oil contains compounds with antioxidant properties, which may help neutralize free radicals in the body.

4. Immune Support: - Some studies suggest that orange essential oil may have antimicrobial properties, potentially supporting the immune system.

5. Improved Sleep:  - The calming aroma of orange oil might promote relaxation, aiding in better sleep.

6. Natural Insect Repellent:  - Orange oil may act as a natural insect repellent, helping to keep bugs at bay.

What is it most commonly used for?

Orange essential oil has a variety of uses. These can include applications to:

  • lift your mood or reduce stress
  • add a pleasant scent to a room or to products like perfumes and cleaners


What are the benefits of orange essential oil?

You now know some of the ways that orange essential oil can be used, but what does science say about its potential uses and benefits? Quite a bit, actually.

Below, we take a deeper dive into some of the research thats been done so far on orange essential oil.

Anxiety and depression

Aromatherapy with orange essential oil appears to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

In a 2013 study, it was found that aromatherapy with orange essential oil reduced the pulse rate and stress hormone levels in children undergoing a dental procedure.

Additionally, in a 2015 study, women in labor reported less anxiety after inhaling orange essential oil than women in the control group who inhaled distilled water.

2019 study, on mice looked at the inhalation of orange essential oils and its potential effect on depression. The researchers found that the mice who inhaled the orange essential oil displayed fewer depression-like behaviors.

Summary- Orange essential oil appears to be effective at reducing levels of stress and anxiety. It may also be beneficial for depression, although more research is needed.

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