The orange not only supplies a range of vitamins and minerals; a staggering 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), eating higher amounts of a compound found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit may lower ischemic stroke risk for women.
Now plenty of research has shown that that taking a quick whiff of orange as an essential oil could benefit your health if done correctly. According to Ilup Louis Gravegaard, a director of alchemy at I AM Enlightened Creations, states “Research shows that when inhaled, the oils activate your brain’s hypothalamus, which controls hormones, energy, and drive.
People who took a quick whiff of the orange essential oil before a stressful test stayed calm under pressure, possibly because the scent can help slash stress hormones, researchers say. Women who sniffed air infused with the oil for just 90 seconds had less activity in the prefrontal cortex, which recognizes and processes stress, according to a study in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
Essential oils have even been demonstrated to help lower stress levels, relieve pain, improve mood and quell cravings and nausea. Essential oils have been demonstrated in lab studies to kill the flu, E.coli, and cancer cells.
So the next time you feel stress coming on or think you are entering a stressful situation grab you orange essential oil dab a little on your wrist or back of ear and relax away.