Blood Orange Essential Oil
Blood Orange is a hybrid in the same family as Sweet Orange, but it has a more intense citrus scent with similar therapeutic properties.
- Digestive: Can be used to detox the digestive system and for lymphatic congestion
- Musculoskeletal: Relieves muscle spasms and joint inflammation
- Respiratory: Helps reduce spasmodic coughs
- Reproductive: Powerful aphrodisiac
- Pregnancy: helps to soothe stress, moodiness, and nervous tension, relieves spasms and inflammation, reduces coughing, and benefits skin care.
- Nervous System: Another in the arsenal for stress, moodiness, and nervous tension
- Skin: Many skin benefits including wound healing
- Spiritual: Supports the Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye Chakras by balancing and energizing relationships, creative energies, and the wisdom gained from perspective.
- Scent Profile: Top note with an intense, zesty, citrus aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Blood Orange can last up to 4 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus citriodora, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, May Chang, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Sacred Sandalwood, Turmeric, Vanilla, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
- No known issues, like Sweet Orange it is not a photosensitive citrus oil.
- Safe to use during pregnancy
Ways to Use Blood Orange Essential Oil
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (Tgsc), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand Institute. "Essential Oil Safety Masterclass." Course Materials. 2018.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.