Recommended Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil

The sweet scent of wild orange makes it a popular essential oil, and it’s also extremely versatile. Wild orange can be used topically, aromatically and internally for numerous benefits. Plus, it’s a scent that blends well with so many other oils. 

Citrus sinensis is an evergreen tree commonly referred to as the Sweet Orange tree. As the name suggests, the tree bears sweet fruit that has many uses—juices, marmalades or jellies, and flavoring for sweets and baked goods. Wild Orange essential oil is actually extracted from the rind of the fruit through the process of cold pressing.  


Chemical Components 

The primary chemical constituent of wild orange essential oil, Limonene, is a monoterpene that is known for its cleansing properties when used as a skin or surface cleanser, as well as its stimulating and enhancing effects on mood when used aromatically. This chemical profile is why wild orange essential oil is so useful in everyday life. The cleansing properties of the oil make it useful for homemade cleaning agents. The stimulating effects of Limonene also make wild orange essential oil popular for diffusing and topical application when users want to promote energizing or uplifting feelings. 

Benefits of Wild Orange Essential Oil


Supports Immune System

Experimental research shows that wild orange can provide antioxidant support. This helps boost your immune system, as well as support the proper function your digestive, nervous and respiratory systems (source).

To use: add one or two drops to a veggie capsule to help support a healthy immune system. Or you can add a few drops to your favorite tea or to a glass of water every day to add flavor and promote overall health.

Enhances Mood

The strong, sweet, citrus aroma makes wild orange great for promoting and energizing an uplifting environment, or simply creating a pleasant smell in the home. It’s also been shown to reduce feelings of anxiousness or tension (source).

To use: at the beginning of a stress-filled day, diffuse it to provide a revitalizing aroma that will help get you through any task. And then if you’re feeling a lack of energy in the late afternoon, diffuse it to help lift your mood and increase awareness. 

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Purifies the Air

Wild orange oil contains purifying properties because of its high concentration of monoterpenes, which are a natural air purifier. 

To use: to harness the purifying power and aroma, place a few drops on your air filter at home. This will improve your home’s scent while simultaneously purifying the air. 

Cleans Your Home

In the same way wild orange is great for cleansing the air, it’s also useful in cleaning surfaces. I love making my own natural all-purpose cleaner to use in my home. 

To use: mix the following in a 16oz glass spray bottle and use this non-toxic solution to clean the hard surfaces in your kitchen or bath:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1-3/4 cup water
  • 30 drops wild orange

Bonus use: mix 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 10 drops of wild orange to make your own furniture polish

Enhances Cooking

If you love orange flavor, you’ll love adding this sweet essential oil to your favorite recipe. 

To use: doTERRA has a bunch of recipes using wild orange. Check out these:

Power Bites
French Toast
Orange Cream Fruit Dip
Strawberry Coconut Creams
Orange Peanut Butter Sandwich
Raw Avocado Cake
Peach Caprese
Blueberry Orange Muffins
Wild Tropical Smoothie
Orange Vanilla Popsicles
Orange Blossom Panna Cotta

In Personal Care Products

The fresh, sweet scent makes wild orange a great addition to personal care products. 

To use: doTERRA also has a few DIY beauty product recipes:

Whipped Body Butter
Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm
Sugar Lip Scrub
Almond Orange Scrub

Oils that blend Well with Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange blends well with a wide variety of oils for diffusion. For a refreshing aroma, blend it with peppermint, spearmint, douglas fir, or breathe. To instantly recreate the smells of autumn, consider blending it with warm, spicy essential oils like cinnamon, clove, frankincense, or cedarwood. When you want to invite the scents of spring into your home, blend it with citrus and floral oils like lime, lemon, grapefruit, ylang ylang, bergamot, and citrus bliss. 

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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