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Spotlight: Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Welcome to our first weekly Essential Oil Spotlight! Each Wednesday, we’ll feature an essential oil to learn more about. This week, we begin with organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis).

Yes, the winter season calls for citrus. These bright, sunny oils can be especially beneficial to people who are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In an article about Essential Oils and Seasonal Affective Disorder, Robert Tisserand suggests that Sweet Orange Essential Oil and other citrus oils may be “particularly effective for mood enhancement.”

Our Sweet Orange oil has a zesty and refreshing citrus scent that spreads a little sunshine on gloomy thoughts or when you just feel blah.  This oil is reviving when feeling bored when when you have a lack of energy, which can happen for some people during the cold dead of winter. Sweet Orange is also great for banishing tension and stress. Its relaxing nature could be beneficial to insomnia brought on by anxiety.

At SunRose Aromatics, we have several diffuser blends that contain Sweet Orange, such as Ambiance, Happiness, and Joyful Joyful. However, why not try making your own blend? Try Sweet Orange with Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, or Bergamot, or just diffuse it on its own. Play with this happy oil to create your own fun and joyous blend.

Remember! If using Sweet Orange on the skin to dilute first – always dilute, please – and remember that citrus oils are phototoxic, so do not wear in the sun. Refer to our Dilution Charts for more information about dilution.

For the next week, until 1/18/2017, use coupon code SWEETORANGE to save 10% on 15ml or 30ml retail sizes of organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil. We hope you’ll give this fresh, bright essential oil a try!

Special Cautions for Sweet Orange Essential Oil:
Phototoxicity.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children and pets.

Ageless Elixir 2 oz (1)

It’s January 2011 / Happy Snow !

Sasha enjoying the Snow in back Garden!

Snowflakes are kisses from heaven. ~Author Unknown

January is in full swing here in the Big Apple! The snow has been falling for days now.

And yes, I do love the quiet beauty of snow, everything is sparkling and magical to me. 

The winter season brings with it many things: winter sniffles, dry skin, winter doldrums.

Beating the Winter Blues:

You know the feeling: You’re more tired these days, maybe anxious or moody. Cocooning with some leftover Christmas cookies or other sweet and high-carb fare sounds better than hanging with the crowd. Your sexual appetite may be on a diet, or even fasting. It’s harder to get out of bed, and when you do, your mood resembles the landscape you see — cold, dark, and nasty.

The lack of sunlight affects the brain and causes ‘Seasonal affective disorder’, the aptly acronymed SAD that is typically diagnosed after at least two consecutive years of more intense symptoms.

To read more of this article: http://www.webmd.com/depression/features/beating-winters-woes

You can do a variety of different things to help your ‘blues’:

Your skin (your biggest organ) is also taking a beating from the cold winds and the dry skin.

Your skin (your biggest organ) is also taking a beating from the cold winds and the dry skin.

End Quote:

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.  You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?  ~J.B. Priestley

Stay cozy and warm and if you have to venture out into the world, drive safe.

~ til next time, Rosanne