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Orange - (Citrus aurantium) back

Oranges were first brought to the Mediterranean by the Arabs, probably in the first century. They did not become a permanency, though, until after the eighth century, when the Moors turned a large part of southern Spain, including Seville, into one huge orange orchard. The Romans, however, did know oranges: they recorded directions for protecting the trees from cold, and an orange-flower water or decoction was drunk to avoid hangovers and indigestion.

The essential oil: This is extracted from the skin of the fruit by expression. The essence is pale orange and smells very orangey. It is not completely clear as it contains some wax from the outer skin.

Properties: Calming sedative, antidepressant, balancing
Antispasmodic neurotropic
antidepressant, psychoactive
regenerating skin tissue conditioner
Anti-infective, antibacterial

All neurovegetative dystonia:
. Cardiovascular: tachycardia, arrhythmia, hypertension
. Digestive: stomach pain, colitis, acidity
. psychic stress, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, depression
. Pulmonary: dyspnea, asthma, of nervous origin
Muscle spasms of nervous origin
Rheumatism nervous origin
Acne, boils, sores, sweating, wounds, eczema

External Use:
Autonomic Dystonia: Massage along the spine and solar plexus plus 1 drop on the inner wrist.
Regenerates apply a few drops on skin, morning and evening.

Relaxing Bath:
5 drops Orange EO + 5 drops Lavender EO +3 drops Neroli EO diluted in 1 tablespoon Carrier oil and mix with the bathwater.
Soothing Diffusion: 5 drops Orange EO + 5 drops Camomile EO

Specialties: Photosensitising action. Do not expose to sunlight after application.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.