Orange: (Citrus sinensis) essential oil has a rich, fruity scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange oil is one of the key components extracted from orange peels. Orange oil is extracted from the small glands found on the orange peel. Have you ever peeled an orange and got sprayed with scented liquid? This is because the glands underneath the orange peel are rupturing.
Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind. It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. It gives relief from anxiety, anger, depression and inflammations.
The very smell of orange essential oil can remind us of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. It is frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, perfect for people who suffer from depression or chronic anxiety.
There is also evidence that it may help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. is a type of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.usually the winter months.
Oranges are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C strengthens the body’s natural defense system, helps increase the body’s immunity against cold-causing bacteria thereby helping prevent colds. It can also keep us protected from an array of health problems like ear infections, scurvy, asthma, bronchitis, breast cancer and arthrosclerosis.
Eating oranges and/or using orange or citrus essential oils seems to be a great way to beat the winter blues.
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