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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — O — orange, sweet

O letter

In folklore, oranges exchanged among the unmarried was a subtle way of saying, “Let love blossom.” In Greek mythology, they had ties to fertility and innocence. In Victorian times, orange blossoms were used for garlands, bouquets, and tiaras for brides as symbols of youth, purity, and eternal love.NUVO Magazine

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Citrus Sinensis

Orange, sweet (citrus sinensis)

Plant appearance: tree growing around 25 feet high, with dark green leaves, white flowers, large orange fruit

Parts used: rind of fruit

Oil appearance: yellow to orange (sweet) and yellowish-green to yellow-orange (bitter)

Therapeutic uses: nervous anxiety, constipation, intestinal spasm, fluid retention, detoxifying, cellulite, insomnia, depression, anxiety and stress-related conditions, tension, convalescence

Precautions: none known. GRAS status.

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sweet orange essential oil

Orange Essential Oil Uses
from Rocky Mountain Oils

  • A few drops in a bowl of warm/hot water helps moisturize the air in your home.
  • Diffuse 3 drops Orange with 1 drop Cinnamon Bark to give your home a holiday feel.
  • Diffusing it helps clear stagnant thoughts and intentions. Helps you focus better.
  • Great for children’s playrooms.
  • Use on sticky stuff when cleaning. Cuts through grease as well.
  • Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar and a small squirt of liquid soap. Then add 5 drops of Orange oil. Shake and use to clean surfaces.


46 thoughts on “A2Z 2020 — essential oils — O — orange, sweet

    1. Good oranges, ones that taste good not just look good, are not easy to find in northern stores. One of my kids orchestra parents group used to have an annual sale where they came directly from FL, and those were really good. I enjoyed hearing your mom’s story about oranges.


    1. We do that here also with orange and cloves to hang in clothes closet. You are welcome and thank You also for your loyal visiting. I look forward to what colorful designs you will treat with every day 🙂


    1. I don’t care for the oranges we can get here, they are all looks and low on juice and flavor. Grapefruits are much better. Glad to have featured your favorite fruit today, Max 🙂


    1. So glad you find the recipes useful. What amazes me is natural substances can do the same job as those marketed products that have terrible chemical additives in them. You’re right about the cleaning, have been doing a lot of cleaning in lockdown.


  1. Orange is such a bright, positive flavor and smell. It reminds me of my very first time visiting Israel, my Mom’s home country. We arrived when it was already dark, and we landed somewhere outside the gates, meaning we had to walk to the bus. The smell at Tel Aviv airport was a blend from kerosene and orange blossoms. Unforgettable!

    Happy Friday!

    My O is for opening hours and customer service in Switzerland:

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  2. I use orange essential oil the most. I simply put it into a battery-operated diffuser to freshen the air. But, did you know that citrus oils are top notes and don’t last long? Every oil has either a top, medium or base note.
    I had not thought to mix it with cinnamon, that sounds great!

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  3. Now I really want an orange. 😫 But there’s a cat in my lap and le oranges are all the way downstairs.
    One of my coworkers saves his orange peels and feeds them to the garbage disposal to keep it from smelling foul.

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  4. I have not used orange oil but over Christmas I discovered the joy of putting a slice of orange in my water. It really spruces and refreshes the palate. Ever since, we have it a glass usually every night with dinner. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in to check out my ‘O’ Pinup Girl Sketch. 😉

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