Post By Hugo Iriarte
Nothing is more refreshing than the smell of fresh orange. There’s just something about that zesty scent that feels like a breath of fresh air.
And there’s a good reason for that. Oranges are known for bringing goodness in a variety of different ways. Eating oranges can sharpen your scenes, boost your immune system (thanks to the Vitamin C), and cleanse your body. But what most people don’t know is that the most helpful part of an orange lies in the orange peel. Because that’s where orange oil comes from.
But what is orange oil, exactly?
Derived naturally from the peels of oranges, orange oil (known as Citrus sinensis) is an essential oil thought to possess unique healing properties. People rave about its uplifting and detoxing properties. Aromatherapists swear by orange oil and its ability to:
- Reduce stress
- Quell anxiety and depression
- Help with heart rate and blood pressure
- Treat digestive problems
- Prevent colds and the flu
While there’s no scientific proof to support the benefits of orange oil, it could still help you in your daily life. Anyone will tell you that orange oil is an all-natural product that smells great and can help you relax. At the end of the day, what do you have to lose?
Although we don’t understand the health benefits of orange oil on a scientific level, we do know this: Orange oil is a great household cleaner and degreaser. Yep, you can clean your home with orange oil. You can clean a lot with orange oil, actually.
Think back to the last cleaning product you bought at the grocery store. Do you remember if it was orange-scented? If it was, now you know the reason why! Cleaning companies resort to the smell of citrus for their cleaners because the smell of oranges is so relaxing.
But instead of using a manufactured chemical that has an artificial orange scent, try using the real thing!
Not only is orange oil a completely natural cleaner, but it also cuts through grease and stains better than anything you’ll find at the store. You’ve never worked with a cleaning product as strong and determined as an orange oil.
Orange oil can be used in a hundred different ways. One quick google search of “orange oil uses” yields 332 million results! So, whether you want to freshen up your laundry or refresh your mind, you can count on orange oil to lend a helping hand.
Do you use orange oil for your health and wellness? Do you use it to clean around the house? Let us know how orange oil has improved your life.