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Blood Orange (Citrus × sinensis)

Blood oranges are believed to have originated from either China or the Southern Mediterranean, where they have been grown since the 18th century. The blood orange has streaks of red in the fruit, and when squeezed the juice is often reddish-orange to orange in color.

The oil is extracted by cold pressing the fruit peel. It is used in massage to relax and calm the nerves or a few drops added to bath water to unwind. It can be used as a room freshener eliminating odor at the same time giving the room a fresh scent and is great when mixed with other oils in soaps. Blood orange essential oil can also be used in body lotions, anti-aging creams and deodorants.

blood orange oil

 

Aroma

Fresh, sweet and citrucy.

Plant Properties

Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, aphrodisiac and antidepressant.

Benefits

Treats depression, reduces stress, enhances libido, calming, relaxing, decreases anxiety, reduces inflammation, aids digestion, eliminates cough, reduces convulsions, lessens diarrhea, decreases muscle cramps, heals wounds, detoxifies the body, eliminates flatulence, heals acne and dermatitis.

Blends with:

Cardamom, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, Douglas fir, frankincense, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, nutmeg, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and vanilla oils.