Ever wonder what the difference is between Blood Orange and Sweet Orange Essential Oil?
Blood Orange Essential Oil comes from Blood Orange trees. These oranges are smaller in size than the oranges we normally think of. They are known for their red color inside and outside of the fruit. Their aroma is less sweet than traditional oranges with a blend of herbal and citrus aromas.
Blood Orange Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, & Recipes
Like other oranges or citrus fruits, Blood Orange Essential Oil is packed with antioxidants as confirmed in this study1. This property of blood orange may support fighting disease-causing free radicals and boost the immune system.
Citrus essential oils such as Blood Orange are best for supporting happy moods. It can be diffused and mixed with other oils, but I personally like adding it to my diffuser jewelry. It easily uplifts my spirit!
- Brighten The Mood Diffuser Blend
- Energizing Jewelry Blend
- Mood Lifting Diffuser Blend
- DIY Fall Scented Pinecones
- Autumn Days Diffuser Blend
Blood Orange Essential Oil is calming and its scent creates a relaxed atmosphere per this study2. After a long day, I like using it in relaxing recipes. It eases my mind and makes me feel less nervous.
Promotes Youthful Skin
As mentioned above, Blood Orange is rich in antioxidants. Fighting free radicals on the skin can lessen the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Blood oranges contain an amount of citric acid. This is a known ingredient for skin products because of its exfoliating properties. It gently cleanses the skin by removing dead skin cells to reveal a softer and smoother skin underneath.
The calming properties of Blood Orange Essential Oil will put your mind at ease so you can rest better. Its citrus and tangy aroma can also set a relaxing atmosphere conducive to sweet dreams.
Other Recipes With Blood Orange Essential Oil:
What Does This Oil Blends Well With?
Blood Orange Essential Oil smells like an orange, but not quite as sweet. It has more of a woody undertone. We love blending it with oils like Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon Leaf, and Clove Essential Oils.
Simply Earth Blends That Use Blood Orange Essential Oil
Lava Essential Oil Blend
A blend of soothing essential oils with an uplifting and energizing aroma can help promote a positive attitude.
Science Behind Blood Orange Essential Oil
Blood Orange Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the peel of the fruit. It’s mostly made up of the naturally occurring chemical d-limonene.
This chemical is prominent in most citrus oils. It helps give energy, stimulates the immune system, soothes pain, and more.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What Earthies Are Saying About Blood Orange Essential Oil
Take a look at the Blood Orange Essential Oil testimonials from Earthies.
What I Love About Blood Orange Essential Oil
Hi! Katie here from Simply Earth. I love helping people make their homes toxin-free using essential oils.
I love the clean scent of Blood Orange Essential Oil without the total intense sweetness that sweet orange brings.
Things to Remember When Using Blood Orange Oil
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This oil is generally not safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.
Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
This essential oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
How Do You Like to Use Blood Orange Essential Oil?
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 everyone! Try it out for yourself and you’ll see how much of a necessity it is. Tell us your favorite Blood Orange Essential Oil benefits or ways to use it, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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- Yang C, Chen H, Chen H, Zhong B, Luo X, Chun J. Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Essential Oil from Gannan Navel Orange Peel. 2017 Aug
- Jafarzadeh M, Arman S, Pour FF. Effect of aromatherapy with orange essential oil on salivary cortisol and pulse rate in children during dental treatment: A randomized controlled clinical trial. 2013 Mar