BLOOD ORANGE (Citrus sinensis var. sanguina)
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Part of the plant used: rind
Method of extraction: expression
Properties: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bacterialcide, fungicidal, lymphatic stimulant, digestive tonic
Physical systems, conditions and uses: skin: dull & oily skin, puffiness, wrinkles, chapped, thick fissured skin, increased circulation Respiratory: bronchitis & chills, Immune: cold & flu, Digestive: constipation, intestianl spasms, raises blood sugar, aids digestive process; Endocrine: adrenal stimulant; Nervous: nervousness, tension, stress, energizes
Emotional effects: harmonizes, encourages energy, gives courage, counters worry.
Blending note: top
Blends well with: cinnamon, clary sage, cloves, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, spice oils, ylang ylang
Application: Use as an inhalant or with a diffuser, or on skin with a carrier.
Contraindications and safety: Photo sensitizing. May cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.
Available in: pure essential oil,
* not for internal use