Imagine a warm summer day, laying in soft grass watching clouds float across the sky. It's also the perfect day for a piece of fresh fruit. There is something wonderfully refreshing about biting into an orange and letting the juice fill your taste buds. Even more exciting may be the lesser-known citrus delight: the Blood Orange. It’s complex and multifaceted in a way that extends to its essential oil.
Native to Asia, orange trees grow up to 20-30 feet. The trees produce glossy leaves and aromatic white flowers that develop into delicious fruit. The peel of the orange is extracted through a cold-pressed method. Blood Orange is considered a variety of sweet orange and shares the same botanical name. The distinctive dark flesh "blood" color is due to the plentiful presence of anthocyanins, a family of healthful antioxidant pigments common to many flowers and fruits, but rare in citrus fruits.
Blood Orangeis valued by aromatherapists for its invigorating and yet calming aroma. This fascinating duality makes it an ideal aroma during stressful days. The essential oil of Blood Orange exhilarates the senses and inspires a positive outlook.
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Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Blends Well With: Lemon and Cinnamon, and other citrus and spices
Aroma: Sweet, tangy, citrusy, and fruity
Color: Bright Yellow
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Blood Orange, 5 drops of Basil and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang. Or add Blood Orange to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
HAPPY TUMMY: Add: to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 7 drops of Blood Orange, 3 drops of Ginger, 6 drops of Peppermint and 4 drops of Bergamot, then fill with Sweet Almond oil and shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (1.7% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 2 drops of Blood Orange, 1 drop of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender, with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full tub for a relaxing and soothing soak.
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