Sweet Orange Oil has a pleasant scent that can relax the nervous system, and therefore can make a good oil to diffuse.
It is antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, chloretic, digestive, anti-fungal, hypotensive, sedative (nervous), stimulant digestive & lymphatic), stomachic, tonic.
Some uses of Sweet Orange Oil include:
Skin: Dull & oily complexions, mouth ulcers.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Palpitations, water retention.
Respiratory: Bronchitis, chills.
Digestive System: Constipation, dyspepsia, spasms.
Immune System: Colds, fever, flu, infectious illnesses such as chickenpox.
Nervous System: Nervous tension & stress related conditions.
Sweet Orange Oil is safe for children aged 3 months +. It is safe to use during pregnancy (Avoid in first trimester, or consult your medical practitioner), and safe to use during breastfeeding.
Please dilute when using on skin. You can use the below as a guide, but please note that it is only a guide. Consult your medical practitioner if you have any queries.
3-12 months: No more than 0.5%
1 - 2 years: No more than 1%
2 - 6 years: 2% - up to 5% ok for occasional use.
6 - 10 years: 2% - up to 10% for occasional use.
10 years +: 2% up to 25% for occasional use.