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Use for Antioxidant Protection, Anxiety Relief, Anti-Inflammation, Fungal Infection, Inhibiting Bacteria Growth, Digestion Support, Repelling Insects, Healing Acne

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  1. BOTANICAL NAME Citrus sinensis
  3. PARTS USED Peels
  4. EXTRACTION METHOD Cold pressed
  5. COLOR Yellowish orange
  7. AROMA Sweet orange citrus aroma
  1. Antioxidant D-limonene is a super-nutrient that occurs in Orange Essential Oil. It has been studied extensively for its ability to prevent cellular mutations and combat cancer tumor growth.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Orange essential oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation. If you suffer from muscle, bone or joint pain, it can help turn off inflammatory responses that increase swelling as well as stimulate blood circulation to swollen tissue.
  3. Antifungal Orange essential oil can be used to help heal skin fungal infections like ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot.
  4. Antimicrobial Studies show that orange essential oil has the ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
  5. Anti-Anxiety Diffusing orange oil or inhaling it directly can lift your mood and bring on relaxation. Research shows that orange oil is both “uplifting” and “calming” since it has the ability to both soothe the nervous system and also act as a stimulant.
  6. Digestion It is commonly used for digestive disorders such as slow digestion, constipation, gas and gastric problems. Massage oil onto the abdominal area for relief.
  7. Acne Studies show that orange essential oil’s antibacterial properties help improve acne-prone skin and redness.
  8. Insect Repellant Orange essential oil works as an effective insect repellent. Wipe or spray it wherever pests come into your house: cracks, around windows and doors. It can also be safely used in your pantry to repel moths, worms and ants instead of using chemical based insecticides.

The History of Oranges

Oranges are among the oldest cultivated fruit and were mentioned in ancient Chinese literature as long ago as 2400 BC. By around 800 AD Arab traders had introduced oranges into eastern Africa and the Middle East where they were distributed via established trade routes. In 1493, Christopher Columbus set sail on his second expedition to discover the New World carrying orange seeds along with him, eventually reaching Haiti and the Caribbean. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon is credited with introducing the fruit to Florida in 1513.

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PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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