Citrus Essential Oils have such a positive, HAPPY, uplifting properties, and Kids love them!
Essential oils are happy by nature, in fact we all enjoy their benefits in our daily lives. Walk deep into the cool of the forest and breathe in, the aromas of the trees, mosses, plants and cool air bring on a CALM, CONFIDENT HAPPY. Wander into a lush garden and breathe in, the aromas of the flowers and plants bring on a RELAXED & PEACEFUL HAPPY. Peel a citrus fruit and bend the peel until the natural essential oils spray delicately into the air and breathe in to bring on an UPLIFTING, POSITIVE HAPPY!
Why Use Citrus oils?
In a home diffuser, citrus oils can:
- Ease tension
- Release stress
- Pull you out of a funk
- Increase positive feelings
- Clean the air
- Boost immune system
- Aid digestion
Used in other ways like diluted in a carrier oil, in an inhaler or in face products, citrus oils can:
- Clear acne
- Create glowing skin
- Help digestion
- Clean your house
- Relieve muscle aches
- Open up breathing
- Aids circulation
5 Most Popular Citrus Oils
1. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Bergamot is considered one of the best essential oils to help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety. It has a light, clean aroma that provides a deep calm. Diffuse Bergamot at home for a calm, content household. Great when you’re trying to get out of a ‘rut’ or ‘funk’. Can be used before bedtime as Bergamot has some sedative action (thus the calm happy properties).
Bergamot is the most phototoxic of all the citrus essential oils. Please see cautions below!
Combines beautifully with all other citruses, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Rose and Vetiver.
2. Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi). Grapefruit has a clean, sharp aroma. It is an uplifting energizer that can also be used for depression and anxiety. Grapefruit is also revitalizing, purifying and gives a sense of being satiated. Make grapefruit part of a morning blend to help keep the troops happy and moving out the door, or use it in your office around 2:00pm to jolt your body out of it’s natural ‘siesta mode’.
Combines well with all other Citruses, Cardamom, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Pine, Geranium and Rosemary.
3. Lemon (Citrus limon). Lemon is another clean and sharp aroma. It is used in so many commercial cleaning products because people LOVE the smell of lemons, and they are super cleaners. Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to your cleaning water. When you house is done, the smell of the Lemon lingers, leaving you feeling upbeat and positive. Lemon is a super immune booster and a great oil to add to your diffuser to keep everyone upbeat, happy & healthy.
Combines well with all other Citruses, Chamomile, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang.
4. Lime (Citrus aurantifolia). Lime is a classic. It has a strong aroma that smells like a happy summers day. Lime is such a wonderful pick me up and leaves a smile on your face. It is wonderful for nervous exhaustion and stress as well as being another super immune booster. Diffuse lime anytime your house needs a little sunshine.
Combines well with other Citruses, Clary Sage, Lavender Neroli, Rosemary & Ylang Ylang.
5. Orange (Citrus sinensis). Orange is the most popular of the citrus oils. Breathing in Orange is like taking ‘happy pills’. Orange is joyful, uplifting and calming. Kids and adults love the aroma of orange. Orange has a ‘calming happy’. The aroma isn’t as sharp as grapefruit or Lemon, it’s softer and more of a happy blanket. Orange can make you feel ‘All is Well’ . Add Orange to your diffuser just ANYTIME!
Combines well with other Citruses, Clary Sage, Coriander (and all spices), frankincense, lavender, Neroli, Patchouli & Rosemary.
Cautions with Citrus:
- Some citrus oils are ‘phototoxic’ (especially Bergamot). This means if the can burn your skin if added without first diluting. Never apply citrus oil directly to the skin. Wait 12 hours before going in sun if you’ve applied citrus oil directly to skin.
- Be cautious of adding citrus oils to a hot bath as they don’t like the heat and can cause skin irritation.
- Do not ingest essential oils unless under the supervision of a trained aromatherapist.