|40 Ways to Use Citrus Essential Oils|
Dr. Don Colbert
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Love the Smell of Citrus? 40 Ways to Use Citrus Essential Oils
When youâ€™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 Livings eight bright oils? On the surface, they appear similarâ€”all are cold-pressed from citrus rinds and have versatile usesâ€”but every one of them features its own special traits to naturally enhance your lifestyle. Discover the versatility of each squeezed peel below.
Bergamot essential oil Constituents: limonene, linalyl acetate, linalol, gamma-terpinene, and beta-pinene
Fun fact: Bergamot is often used in perfumes and colognes for its diverse undertones featuring sweet, citrus, and lightly spiced notes.
What sets it apart: Bergamot essential oil includes hints of sweet and relaxing elements that add a feminine fragrance to your diffuser blends, lotions, and everything in between.
How to use Bergamot
*Embrace Sunday vibes by diffusing this calming oil. Pair it with Lavender on days that need a relaxation boost!
Constituents: limonene, sabinene, and nootkatone
Fun fact: Grapefruits got their name because they grow in clusters on trees, similar to grapes growing on vines.
What sets it apart: Grapefruit essential oil is a staple with a vibrant, uplifting scentâ€”minus any bitterness from the fruit.
How to use Grapefruit
*Create your own exfoliating scrub by combining 5 drops with Â½ cup sea salt, Â¼ cup V-6 Vegetable Oil *Complex, 5 drops Cypress, and 3 drops Peppermint.
Fun fact: Jade Lemon is Young Living trademarked with a unique lemon-lime scent thatâ€™s purely sublime!
What sets it apart: Jade Lemon essential oil is like Lemonâ€™s younger sibling; itâ€™s sweeter and less tart, but still has the familiar Lemon scent.
How to use Jade Lemon
*Remove crayon or permanent marker from walls. Take note, parents!
Constituents: limonene, gamma-terpinene, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, and sabinene
Fun fact: The peels of 75 lemons go into one 15 ml bottle of Lemon essential oil.
What sets it apart: Lemon essential oil is often used for its fresh, undeniably clean scent.
How to use Lemon
*Apply a few drops to your hair to remove gum. Sticky hair beware!
Constituents: limonene, beta-pinene, and sabinene
Fun fact: The fruit is a common ingredient in a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese.
What sets it apart: Lime essential oil, though not necessarily sour, is tarter than the other citrus oils.
How to use Lime
*Boost those sparks of creativity by diffusing this bright, refreshing scent.
Orange essential oil
Constituents: limonene and alpha-pinene
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 oilâ€™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.
Constituents: limonene, gamma-terpinene, and myrcene
Fun fact: It is believed that tangerines originated in Southeast Asia before they spread to other subtropical areas throughout the world.
What sets it apart: Tangerine essential oil has a very concentrated citrus scent that is sweeter than any others in the citrus family.
How to use Tangerine
*Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to your soles for happy feet!
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 â„¢ 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 cansâ€”you name it!