When you’re searching for a fresh, invigorating, palpably sweet yet clean scent, which essential oil do you reach for? The citrus oils, of course!
But how do you choose between Young Living’s eight bright oils? On the surface, they appear similar—all are cold-pressed from citrus rinds and have versatile uses—but every one of them features its own special traits to naturally enhance your lifestyle. Discover the versatility of each squeezed peel below.
Fun fact: Orange trees are evergreens that can grow up to 30 feet tall and live for over 100 years.
What sets it apart: Often called liquid sunshine, Orange essential oil’s aroma is bright, happy, and sweet. It is a good complement to all other scents, including other citrus oils, floral oils, spice oils, and herb oils.
How to use Orange
Massage this oil into tender and tired muscles after your workout.
Mix 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener and 1-2 drops of Orange Vitality™ for a dash of zest in your pancake batter or frozen yogurt.
Apply to oily facial areas during your nighttime regimen for a smoother and more balanced-looking complexion.
Make an all-purpose surface spray with half of a capful of Thieves Household Cleaner, 10 drops of Orange, and water in a 24-ounce spray bottle. Add Pine or Lemon for an extra burst of fresh scent.
Tell tape and other adhesive residues to hit the road when you use this versatile oil!
Tangerine essential oil
Constituents: limonene, gamma-terpinene, and myrcene
Add a few drops each of Tangerine and Tea Tree to your daily shampoo and massage into your scalp for a sweet, tingly sensation.
Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend
Fun fact: Citrus Fresh™ is a blend of Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Spearmint, and Mandarin Orange essential oils.
What sets it apart: Think of Citrus Fresh as the queen of citrus oils. We included this deliciously aromatic blend because it embodies all the bright, fresh elements of individual citrus oils.
How to use Citrus Fresh
Start out your day with super-sunny scents by adding a few drops to your body wash!
Diffuse 3 drops of Citrus Fresh with 3 drops of Cedarwood and 1 drop of Copaiba for a honeydew-like, springtime aroma.
Put a few drops of Citrus Fresh Vitality™ in your homemade salad dressings for an extra punch of citrus flavor.
Add 10-15 drops to 1 cup of Epsom salt to make your own bath salts.
Fill a 3-ounce spray bottle half-full with witch hazel, then add 10 drops each of Citrus Fresh and Eucalyptus Globulus. Top off the bottle with water and use it to refresh stinky shoes, garbage cans—you name it!
YL tip: Most citrus essential oils are photosensitive, meaning they can cause irritation when applied to skin that is exposed to the sun. Read the label for directions before using these oils topically.