By: Aromatherapy Thymes/DivineCaroline
The combination of orange (citrus, fresh, and sweet) and ginger (spicy, warm, and radiant) is a harmonious delight, very unique in character and is set apart as one of the best energizing duos of aromatherapy. Orange essential oil has a familiar scent of a fresh cut orange, while ginger has a warm, spicy scent. When you blend orange and ginger they become a bouquet of beauty and wellness, and therapeutically these oils work really well in unison.
Orange for Detox, Beauty, and Brightness
Orange is botanically known as citrus sinenses and is native to southwestern China. It was brought to the West Indies by Columbus and flourishes in tropical climates. The essential oil is extracted from the peel of the orange and is extracted by cold pressing.
Aromatherapists consider orange essential oil to be an antidepressant oil and recommend it for anxiety and depression. Orange is one of the key oils for detoxifying the system and helps the body eliminate internal toxins; it promotes urination to remove uric acid, excess salts, and excess water. It is valuable in the treatment of constipation and slow digestion.
In addition, it is considered a beauty oil, beneficial in skin care, especially in the treatment of acne. Orange is used in private label beauty and cleaning products for its refreshing scent and antiseptic properties. The oil of the orange is delightfully bright and signals optimism and brings wellness to any home. It’s truly a universal blending scent that mixes with just about everything! For a more calming atmosphere add five drops of orange and three drops of ginger in your favorite diffuser, and simply relax.
Ginger for Stomach Upsets and Pregnancy Morning Sickness
It is believed that ginger (zingiber officinale) was brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century to be used as a condiment. It has been used for medicinal purposes since the ancient times and is recorded specifically in both Chinese and Sanskrit writings.