Blood Orange Oil
CAD $9.50 – CAD $13.50
Name: Orange oil, Blood
Species: Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck, fam. Rutaceae
Thought to be: antidepressant, anti anxiety, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, sedative
The blood orange is a variety of orange with reddish, blood like flesh. The flavour is usually tart, with hints of raspberry. The aroma has a richer, tarter and more complex scent than Sweet Orange essential oil. The red colour comes from anthocyanin which contains more antioxidants than most other cultivars of oranges. Choose blood orange one if you are a fan of citrus scents!
Safety and drug interactions: Phototoxic – avoid sunlight exposure after using on skin (to be safe, you should wait 18 hours)
Interactions: Avoid citrus oils with these drugs due to possible interactions: Gclosporin, Felodipine, Halofantrine, Lovastatin, simvastatin, Primaquine, Tacrolimus
Ways to use: should mainly be used in diffusers and not on skin. Always patch test before using on your skin!
- Massage oil: best if blended in small amounts with other essential oils then use a 2.5-5% dilution (15-20 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc)
- Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water
- Lotion, soaps, shampoo: add 5 drops per 30mL of unscented base/lotion
- Limonene (93.48%)
- Myrcene (2.98%)
- alpha-Pinene (0.72%)
- Linalool (0.58%)
- Sabinene (0.43%)
- Decanal (0.30%)
- delta-3-Carene (0.17%)
- gamma-Cadinene (0.11%)
- beta-Pinene (0.11%)
- Geranial (0.10%)
- gamma-Terpinene (0.09%)
- alpha-Terpineol (0.07%)
- Neral (0.07%)
- Citronellal (0.06%)
Blends well with: other citrus essential oils, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Ginger, Black Pepper, Sandal Wood and Vetiver.
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