The second the Essential Oil series. But the first focused on a specific variety, Wild Orange Oil
Below is information taken from doTERRA regarding Wild Orange Oil. Benefits as it relates to my candle project. Intended for informational purposes only.
Candle worthy?? Let me know what you think. ~ kf.
About wild orange oil:
Wild orange is used extensively as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes, and in the food and drinks industry. One of the most dynamic essential oil fragrances, its chemical constituents combine to give you proven anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antidepressant properties.
Key properties of wild orange oil
Some of the therapeutic properties of wild orange oil include: anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative (expells gas from the alimentary canal, to relieve colic and spasmodic pain of bowels), choleretic, digestive, hypotensive, sedative, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Common uses for wild orange oil
Wild orange is one of the most powerful and aromatic of the essential oils. It is excellent for disinfecting and killing fungus and pathogens. It has very effective actions against colds and flu, and is highly recommended for use during their early stages.
Wild orange also supports the elimination toxins from the body, while stimulating the lymphatic system. It can be both energizing and uplifting and sedative. It does this by instilling feelings of peace.
Modern research into wild orange oil
In clinical testing, the antioxidant Citrus sinensis exhibited absolute fungitoxicity (it kills fungi) against 10 post-harvest pathogens. It was also absolutely toxic for spore germination. A university study has demonstrated that wild orange oil is highly effective as an antidepressant.
Other uses for wild orange oil
- Wild orange is very effective at killing pathogens in the air. It provides a very pleasant way to disinfect and kill bacteria, and assists with colds and flu.
- Wild orange can also be beneficial for nervous tension and stress, and is relaxing for children at bedtime.
- In the car on long trips. It is very calming and uplifting, and relieves stress. Its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic activity also enhances the enjoyment of travel.
- Blended in massage oil or added to a bath, wild orange assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins from the body, boosts the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.
- Use in massage for its invigorating, yet calming, properties.