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Closeup of Wild Orange (Citrus Sinensis) flowers by Javier Martin | Public domain | Wikimedia Commons

Wild Orange – First Steps with Essential Oils

After doing some research, and reading up about Essential Oils, I have made a start. Well, to be honest I haven’t actually purchased any extra Essential Oils yet, but I was given one as part of an Introductory Online Course, with a company called DoTerra. The Oil is Wild Orange (citrus sinensis) and I tested it this week in my Scentsy Diffuser. (Check out my previous Monday Blog for more information).

So far I am not impressed. The blurb states that it will give “an energizing aroma and have multiple health benefits.” For starters I don’t really like the smell. It isn’t unpleasant, but it isn’t actually pleasant either! By choice I would not pick it out as something to use for a Home Scent. I am not sure about the multiple health benefits – I guess that will take a bit longer to see any effect. It is supposed to “possess stimulating and purifying qualities. Making it ideal to support healthy immune system function.”

Energising Boost

As well as putting it in the diffuser I have now added a few drops to water (as suggested), but the drops do come out very quickly.  Instead of 1-2 drops, it was more like 5-6 drops!  The other suggestion is “For an energizing boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts of Peppermint. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of the neck”.  Mmm, that’s quite nice actually, I like that.  Perhaps it would work better with Peppermint in the diffuser as well?  

Blending Oils might be best

The answer for me, and with this particular Oil, would be to blend it with other Oils as on its own, it just doesn’t agree with me. I am looking forward to continuing the research with this Oil, perhaps give it until the end of the week. Perhaps I could try mixing it with some of the other samples I received.

Check out more of my Monday Motivation Blogs HERE.  See what Essential Oils I have discovered, and what my favourites have turned out to be.  What about you, what are your favourites and why?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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