There are many different types of essential oils for good health, including, but not limited to lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, tea tree, jasmine, and many others.
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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 it when I am schooling the girls. 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.
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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, and my friends.
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Varieties Of Citrus Oils
There are a variety of citrus oils you can choose from:
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 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.
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.
It also helps heal stretch marks, especially when blended with another essential oil like lavender, or frankincense.
It heals other skin problems, like spots, scars and can help control oily skin. It’s used in home remedies for hiccups and indigestion.
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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 cure minor skin wounds like rashes. It also helps psoriasis.
Its astringent qualities help to cure toothaches and strengthen the gums. Additionally, it can help diarrhea and can stop hemorrhaging by contracting blood vessels.
As a bactericide, lime essential oil can be used to treat bacterial infections, like cholera. It helps fight internal bacterial infections in the stomach, and urinary tract as well as those of an external nature on the skin.
Grapefruit has a fresh citrusy energizing scent.
Healing Properties: diuretic, stimulant, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, cleanses the kidneys, vascular and lymphatic systems.
Orange oil smells 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 anit-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.
Lemon oil has a fresh, sweet, and citrusy scent.
Healing Properties: Lemon oil is uplifting and can help with depression. It is energizing, an antiseptic, an antibacterial, and supports immune system health.
It can help sore throats when gargled in a water and salt mixture.
Lemon oil has astringent and detoxifying properties that can increase luster to dull skin. Its antiseptic properties help treat and control acne, and oily skin and help with other skin disorders.
Lemon oil is calming and can help with fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness. It promotes good mood and helps to eradicate negative emotions.
When inhaled from an aromatherapy 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. Lemon oil can also promote healthy blood circulation in the body.
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 Oils
I’ve tried many different oil brands over the last few years.
After researching many different companies I settled on 2 to refer you to. This doesn’t mean others aren’t good. These are simply the companies I typically purchase from therefore feel confident sharing with you.
These 2 companies have single oils as well as oil blends that may help you curb your cravings.
Plant Therapy has many different oils and blends. You can get a starter kit or select individual oils.
Typically they have a sale going on and they always have free shipping.
I found this company because of their nifty subscription box. I love getting different oils each month without having to pay an arm and leg for them. The subscription box comes with 4 full size bottles of oils plus recipes and accessories to make them.
I’ve written 3 Simply Earth reviews. You can read my January 2018 review here.
Use my code STACYRUSSELLFREE to get a $40 gift card emailed to you after subscribing to your first box (SUBSCRIPTION CAN BE CANCELLED ANYTIME) or get a free oil worth $10 or below.
Note: I am an affiliate for Plant Therapy and Simply Earth. If you click on the links and purchase products I will receive a referral fee. This does not change the price of the oils for you.
Citrus Oil Diffuser Blends
Next time you get out your diffuser try some of these blends using citrus oils.
Appetite Curbing Diffuser Blend
3 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drop Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Cinnamon Essential Oil
Diffuse whenever you feel hungry
Sweetheart Blend ~ Valentines Day Recipe
6 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Good Morning Blend
2 Drops Orange Essential Oil
2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Awaken Diffuser Blend
5 Drops Orange
5 Drops Peppermint
What Do You Think?
Think you will try some of these citrus oils? Let me know what your favorites are.
You can read how to clean with some of these oils here.