Quiz question: which dōTERRA essential oil has applications ranging from your general attitude and overall health to your morning breakfast routine? If you guessed a cold-pressed citrus oil, you’re on the right track: sourced from the Dominican Republic, it’s Wild Orange!
With an uplifting aroma and powerful cleansing properties, Wild Orange does everything you’d initially expect from a citrus oil; you can certainly use it to clean your counters and freshen up your home. But it also has a much wider spectrum of benefits. In stress-inducing environments, the aroma of Wild Orange has been shown to be calming, reducing feelings of tension and anxiousness. In addition to helping you de-stress, this essential oil can also be diffused or inhaled to promote feelings of energy. In other words, Wild Orange is a great one to keep close at hand throughout your work or class week!
Hitting the books before a big exam? Turn on this Need to Study diffuser blend:
2 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Lime
2 drops Peppermint
Now to explore a fun treat that may surprise you with its use of this versatile essential oil, let’s whip up a batch of Wild Orange Syrup to go with your favorite French toast or pancake recipe.
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar (feel free to try substituting a more natural sweetener, like honey or maple syrup)
1 cup buttermilk
1 drop dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
1 tablespoon corn syrup
½ teaspoon baking soda
Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat. Once melted, mix in sugar. Add buttermilk, Wild Orange oil, and corn syrup; whisk until combined. While mixing, slowly add baking soda. Remove from heat and serve. (Note: The syrup will start foaming quickly; keep stirring until foaming stops.)
Now that you’ve drizzled some Wild Orange goodness onto your breakfast, how about using it to spice up your drink? Wild Orange is a popular additive to water, tea, and citrus drinks for the pleasant dash of citrus essence it provides. Adding 2-3 drops of dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil to a glass of water is an easy way to take advantage of its benefits and promote overall health. Experimental research has shown that Wild Orange can actually promote healthy metabolism and support the healthy functioning of the digestive, immune, nervous, and respiratory systems. Go ahead and go wild with this one.
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