What You Need To Know About Blood Orange Essential Oil

Posted on February 26, 2019

Blood oranges are seriously one of the many wonders of the natural world. As its name suggests, this variation of orange has unique splotches of red pigment inside and outside its peel, caused by curious flavonoid pigment commonly found in red and purple fruits and vegetables such as cherries and berries.

Over a hundred years ago, Sicilian farmers used to grow sweet oranges along the slopes of Mount Etna, but because of the unique ecological environment, these oranges eventually grew with a distinct red pigment inside and outside the fruit. Ever since then, it has been a staple in the kitchen for chefs all around the world. It is said that blood oranges were reserved for those of royalty and the privileged, as observed in many early European artworks. Blood orange flowers have also been used countless times in bridal bouquets and wreaths to calm any wedding jitters.

Blood Orange trees are medium size with greenish-brown bark, spines on the branches, and are known to grow well under the sun. The fruit is a lot smaller than the ordinary orange from the grocery store, with unique and distinct red blotches on the skin.

Blood Orange Essential Oil is extracted via cold pressing and comes out with a light consistency and is orange to reddish-orange in color. Blood Orange Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous, floral scent with a woody, balsamic undertone and top note. 

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Uses and Benefits:

Uplifts and stimulates

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Citrus essential oils such as the blood orange are best for getting in a good mood. It can be diffused and mixed with other oils, but I personally like adding it to my jewelry blend. It easily puts me in a good mood!

Eases nervous tension

Blood orange essential oil is calming, and its scent just makes you feel more relaxed. After a long day, I like using it as a bath soak. It eases my mind and makes me feel less nervous. This Anxiety Away Inhaler is my go-to when I feel quite nervous! It works like magic. 

Repels insects

Like a lot of other oils, the Blood orange also works great at repelling insects when diffused, especially pesky flies and mosquitoes. Add a few drops of Blood Orange Essential Oil to a spray bottle of water/witch hazel to repel insects or disinfect a work surface.

Helps with aches and inflammation

If you have any sore muscles in your body and just can't tolerate minty oils, Blood Orange Essential Oil is the one for you. Add to a carrier oil or unscented lotion or you can make your own like this one. Massage into your body to relieve aches and inflammation.

Cleans and disinfects

Just like its cousin the lemon, blood orange essential oil is a great natural cleaner to have in your home. Add a few drops of Blood Orange Essential Oil to a spray bottle of water/witch hazel to disinfect a workspace. It can also help keep insects away! 

Blood Orange Essential Oil is definitely a keeper! It can be used with almost anything at home. It smells glorious, and the aroma is friendly for anyone! Try it out for yourself and you'll see how much of a necessity it is. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.