The Amazing Health Benefits Of Citrus Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils offer a variety of health benefits and these oils typically cost less than other oils like lavender and rose oil.

There is just something about the sweet smell of citrus that wakes me up.

I love to diffuse lime and orange when I am working on schoolwork with my daughters. 

They love the scent and it helps us focus.

I’ve compiled some information here about citrus oils and some of our favorite diffuser blends for you to pin for later.

If you don’t have a diffuser check this one out because it’s one of our current favorites. 

If you see it under $20 grab it. 

Please note: Before you read on I must tell you that the information about essential oils has not been evaluated by the FDA. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. These are simply things that have worked for me personally or my friends.

There are many uses for orange essential oils. #essentialoils

6 Different Types of Citrus Essential Oils

Here’s a list of citrus essential oils you’ve probably heard of before:

  1. Lemons
  2.  Limes
  3. Mandarins
  4. Oranges
  5. Tangerines
  6. Grapefruits

Citrus oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit to yield a 100% pure therapeutic grade oil that is used for various health purposes.

Some of their health benefits include the ability to neutralize the acid in the body and promote immune system health that in turn helps us fight infections, bacteria, and viruses better.

All these oils, like the fruits from which they are derived, are full of healthy antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients.

Citrus oils also promote natural energy; they are uplifting and have anti-depressant qualities.

Related: DIY Lysol Spray Using Essential Oils

Citrus Essential Oil Uses and Recipes

1. Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin oil has a sweet, tangy citrusy smell, just like the fresh fruit!

Healing Properties

This oil helps alleviate stress and can help boost your mood and energy.

Use on the skin to help control oily skin, heal scars, and stretch marks, especially when blended with another essential oil like lavender, or frankincense.

It’s even known as a home remedy for hiccups and indigestion.

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Lime Essential Oil has many benefits. #limeoil #essentialoils

2. Lime Essential Oil

Lime oil has a sweet, refreshing, stimulating, intense, and tart scent, just like fresh limes!

Healing Properties

Lime oil is an antiseptic that can help fight infections and protect against them.

As a topical application, it can help heal minor skin wounds like rashes and psoriasis.

Taken internally, it helps fight internal bacterial infections in the stomach, and urinary tract as well as those of an external nature on the skin.

3. Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit has a fresh citrusy energizing scent.

Healing Properties

Diuretic, stimulant, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, cleanses the kidneys, vascular and lymphatic systems.


4. Orange Essential Oil

A quality orange oil smell just like oranges and is therefore sweet and fruity.

Healing Properties

Orange oil contains limonene that has been seen in studies to fight cancer.

Its scent promotes happiness and good feelings as it uplifts mood and promotes energy.

It promotes healthy digestion and contains both anti-coagulant and anti-tumoral properties.

It can help dull and oily skin to be healthier and more vibrant.

Like other citrus oils, orange oil is high in the antioxidant vitamin C that promotes healthy immunity to keep the body well-defended against disease and infection.

5. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil has a fresh, sweet, and citrusy scent.

Healing Properties

Lemon oil’s uplifting and calming benefits mean it can help with depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and nervousness.

When inhaled or used in a diffuser it can increase concentration and alertness, a great option for the office desk.

Lemon oil is high in vitamins and antioxidants, like vitamin C, and therefore boosts immunity and stimulates white blood cells that fight disease.

You’ve probably heard of people gargling with lemon, salt, and water to relieve sore throats.

Lemon oil has astringent and detoxifying properties that can increase luster to dull skin, help treat and control acne, and oily skin.

6. Tangerine Essential Oil

Like orange oil, tangerine oil also smells sweet, juicy, and calming.

Healing Properties

 This oil has a calming effect and blends perfectly with lavender to help with sleep, stress, anger, anxiety and to induce relaxation.

It can help with fluid retention when blended with a carrier oil and rubbed on your feet.

Where To Buy Your Essential Oils

I usually get my essential oils from Isagenix (food grade), Simply Earth, and Amazon.

You can check my Amazon store for essential oils and accessories.

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Citrus Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

The next time you get out your diffuser try some of these blends using citrus oils.

Blends Using Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil can be used in the diffuser with other oils to make fabulous scents for your home and health.

Appetite Curbing Diffuser Blend

Diffuse whenever you feel hungry.

  • 3 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drop Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Cinnamon Essential Oil

Sweetheart Blend

  • 6 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Valentine's Day Essential Oil Diffuser Blend. This smells great. Essential oils in the diffuser.

Lime Diffuser Blends

Diffuser blends using Lime Essential Oil

Good Morning Blend

This blend will wake you up in the morning. Essential oils diffuser blend for morning. Wake up and get going.Awaken Diffuser Blend

  • 5 Drops Orange
  • 5 Drops Peppermint

Citrus Oil Diffuser blend with Orange Essential Oil and Peppermint. Wake up and get going in the morning with essential oils. #essentialoils

What Do You Think?

Think you will try some of these citrus oils? Let me know what your favorites are.


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