Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) is an extremely versatile oil that is also safe for children ages 7 months+. We love how common it is in each season of the year to make multiple diffuser blends. The only frustration we have with this cheerful oil is that we’re always running out of it!
Some of the most popular benefits of Sweet Orange essential oil are qualities making it useful for assisting the body in times of: nervousness, tension, stress, depression and digestive complaints. It also can be used as an antiseptic to destroy microbes and bacteria as it is also anti-bacteria.
While most associate Sweet Orange as a pick-me-up, it is also calming and relaxing, especially for cranky children. Using it for skin, whether prone to oily or normal, it can help balance it out. Just remember, this essential oil should always be diluted before applying and can be phototoxic (photosensitive) in sunlight like many citrus oils.