Uses for Orange Oil
Oranges have been around for quite a while, but only recently have we discovered the many uses that orange oil can have. It is used in aromatherapy, cleaning and polishing floors, and for various types of cuisines.
Orange oil is created on the very inside of an orange peel, and is primarily made of a chemical called limonene. It is limonene that gives the orange it's distinctive smell that is used in aromatherapy, and is what gives orange oil it's properties that make it a good cleaner.
Orange Oil As A Cleaner
Before Billy Mays died, he advertised a product called Orange Glo, a special floor cleaner that was able to repair damage done to a floor. This product, much like any other natural floor cleaner contains limonene, and is much better for you than synthetic cleaners, which can cause cancer. Orange Oil can also be used to clean countertops and other places liable to get worn down after a few years.
Orange Oil Used For Aromatherapy
The scent of oranges has been used for aromatherapy for quite some time, but it was only recently that scientists were able to extract the oil from the orange itself. Orange oil is used in aromatherapy to treat depression and improve one's mood. However, if you are going to use it for this purpose, make sure that you dilute it a little, as pure oil can irritate skin.
Orange Oil in Food
Orange oil is used in many different types of food, one being orange chicken. Using orange oil in it's pure form would be to strong for most people, so it is almost always used in the form of orange zest, which is just the orange peel ground up into little pieces.
Orange Oil in Perfumes
Oranges have been used in perfumes since they came into production, but just how many perfumes have orange oil in them? The truth is that most of them do, but it is from a special kind of orange called a Bergamot Orange. This orange isn't really orange, it is a yellow green color, but it has a special kind of smell that blends with other smells used in perfumes.
Orange oil is a very useful product of nature, and only recently have we started to use it's special properties for everyday use. If you want to try something different to clean your floor or to spice your food with, then try orange oil.
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