Orange Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

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In today’s toxic world, choosing hormone free, antibiotic free, chemical free, farm fresh, wild caught, pasture raised, and organic foods and following a holistic approach to health is more important than ever. Numerous studies show that many health conditions — from autism to cancer and autoimmune disease to eczema — have been linked to chemical toxicity.

As a wellness consultant with a focus on functional medicine and also as a chiropractor, I am always looking for ways to improve the well-being of family, friends and the people that I get to serve in our community. Utilizing the many centuries old health benefits of Essential Oils is one of those ways that I can empower people to live and lead healthier lives. In today’s article I want to share with you the benefits of using Orange essential oil to not only clean your body, but also your house.

Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil, also known as sweet orange, is the most popular, best-selling essential oil in the world due to its vast array of uses.

Listed below are 7 uses for Orange essential oil:

  1. Immune System Support – Orange oil has virus and bacteria-fighting abilities. To help boost the immune system and fight free radical damage, take 1 to 2 drops of orange oil internally by placing it under your tongue or adding it to a glass of water or your favorite beverage.
  2. Cancer-Fighting – There are now over 200 research articles on d-limonene, supporting its role against cancer cells. Put 1 to 2 drops of orange oil into tea, juice or sparkling water.
  3. Lymphatic Health – Orange oil may stimulate the lymphatic system, liver, kidneys and bladder — drawing out toxins, excess sodium and waste from the digestive tract. Dilute 2 to 4 drops of orange oil with coconut oil and gently rub it onto the lymph nodes, chest and lymphatic pathways.
  4. Stress Buster – Thanks to its calming properties, orange oil is a great essential oil for reducing anxiety and the effects of stress. Diffusing orange oil, adding it to body wash or inhaling it directly are great ways to use it.
  5. Relaxation and Mood Booster – Orange oil can lift your mood and bring on feelings of ease and relaxation. It has a direct effect on the olfactory system of the brain that quickly evokes emotional responses. Diffuse orange oil to create an uplifting and calming environment, or apply it topically.
  6. Digestive Health Supporter – As an inflammation-cooling agent, orange oil promotes healthy digestion and may help ease cramps or constipation. Apply 2 to 3 drops to your abdominal area to boost digestion. To improve detoxification, take 1 to 2 drops internally; this encourages an increase in urine production and may soothe bloating.
  7. Household Cleaning – Orange oil has a fresh and citrusy smell, and it has the power to fight bacteria and microorganisms in your home. Add orange oil to a spray bottle filled with water and use it on countertops, appliances, showers, toilets and sinks.

If you would like to discover more about the benefits of using essential oils for your health and your home you can join us on Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:30PM for our Essential Oils and Weight Loss seminar. Registration is FREE to the first 20 registrants. Go to to sign up today and grab those FREE tickets while they last. We will have light snacks and beverages, so no need to worry about what’s for dinner. Come hungry for both satisfying food and discovery.

At Stanly Wellness Center, we are eager and ready to help you and your families achieve the best health possible. If you are looking for help with your health or you know of someone who is suffering with poor health, call the office of Stanly Wellness Center at 980-355-7600 and schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation with Dr. Patrick Ess to see how he can help. We specialize in nutrition, detoxification and neurological correction. You can also refer to our website at for more information.

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Patrick Ess
Dr. Patrick R. Ess grew up in Buffalo, NY. There, he attended Daemen College for his undergraduate studies in Natural Medicine. After which, he graduated in 2002 from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Ess has treated thousands of patients and changed their lives with care. He believes in educating the patient so that they are better able to make informed decisions regarding their health.

Dr. Ess donates his time to the community by educating people of all ages on a variety of health, wellness, and safety issues. He teaches people how to avoid work injuries, stress maintenance, weight loss and promote healthy lifestyles.

Along with his 2 wonderful children - Tristen (16) and Sara (14), Dr. Ess enjoys cycling, hiking, swimming, drive-in movies, and other outdoor activities. Together they promote a healthy lifestyle with regular chiropractic care.