10 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils

Are you using citrus essential oils daily? If not, you should be, and in this article I explain 10 different benefits of using citrus essential oils. 

1. Naturally Mood Elevating (Increases Serotonin Levels)

Imagine you are sitting on the beach, sipping a fancy drink, listening to the ocean, there it sands beneath your toes, and warm sun on your face. Citrus plants grow best in those warm and tropical environments you are thinking about right now and from those citrus plants we get citrus essential oils. Citrus oils can naturally boost mood on chemical level, they help to increase the serotonin levels in our brain. When you use citrus essential oils aromatically, they stimulate serotonin which naturally leads to a feeling of happiness and increased mood.


2. Energizing and Invigorating

In the same way that citrus essential oils can boost your mood, they can also energize you. Citrus essential oils stimulate the area of the brain that promotes happiness and encourages an uplifting, motivating feeling. One of my favorite things to do when I am hitting an afternoon slump is to put a drop of Wild Orange and Peppermint in my hands, rub them together, cup them over my nose and mouth, and take deep breaths. This is like coffee for me and really wakes me up and gives me a boost of energy.


3. Calms Anxious Feelings

Many of the emotional therapy blends such as, Adaptiv, Cheer, and Motivate, contain citrus oils because of the beautiful effect they have of calming anxious feelings. Now there are certain essential oils that are going to work better for you than others. The best way to figure out which citrus oils will be the most beneficial for you, open the lids of the Citrus oils you have and begin smelling them. You will be drawn more to some than others. To start diffusing a mix of citrus oils you can use the diffuser recipes below, or you can begin by mixing some of your favorite oils together in your diffuser and decide what you like.


4. Non-Toxic Cleaning

You can make DIY cleaning products with citrus essential oils. Which is pretty amazing when you think about it, the same oils that boost your mood and give you energy can also clean your countertops.
Grab my favorite DIY household cleaners from this article, How to Make Household Cleaners with Essential Oils.
Lemon essential oil is going to give the most classic clean aroma, but don’t be afraid to use other citrus essential oils in your household cleaners. You can also add other essential oils such as, Tea Tree, On Guard, Peppermint, or Rosemary to enhance the cleaning benefits, but make sure you have some citrus essential oils in there as well.


5. Removes Sticky Substances (Labels, Stickers, Gum, Sharpie, Crayon) 

Citrus essential oils are great for removing labels, stickers, or anything sticky from glass surfaces. Picking labels off glass jars can be a chore sometimes, but in my experience, citrus oils really help to take labels off easily. For wood surfaces you may want to spot test before using a citrus oil to remove stickers from it. You can also use citrus essential oils to remove Sharpie Markers or Crayon from surfaces. This might be my favorite parenting hack; you can use citrus oils to remove gum from hair. Just put the citrus oil directly on the gum and begin unsticking it from the hair. 
Another hack is using a mixture of water, white vinegar, and citrus oils to clean produce naturally. 


6. Gently Cleanses and Detoxes the Body

Citrus essential oils can naturally stimulate the cleansing channels within our body and help to eliminate toxins. One thing I really love about doTERRA is their commitment to making sure their recommendations and research is top notch. They are currently working with medical clinics across the globe to advance essential oil research in the medical community.
Citrus oils have high levels of limonene and Wild Orange, Grapefruit, and Tangerine have 95% or more limonene. Limonene stimulates that body’s production of glutathione. Glutathione has many benefits for the body including promoting homeostasis within the body.

The newest research of using citrus essential oils internally has shown that cleanse the mucus membranes, enhance digestion, enhance receptor sites in the cell, and so much more. Check for supplemental facts on each bottle of doTERRA Essential Oils to find out if the oil is safe to use internally.
Read more about the research of internal essential oil use by clicking the links below.

7. Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect our cells and help to prevent premature aging. Citrus essential oils are loaded with antioxidants, meaning they are a great way to get more antioxidants into your body. You can get the benefits of antioxidants by using essential oils both internally and topically.


8. Supports a Healthy Immune System

If you look at the ingredients of doTERRA’s On Guard blend, it contains Wild Orange. This is because citrus essential oils help to support a healthy immune system.
Roller Bottle Blend: F.L.O.O.T Bomb (Fight the Funk) 
  • Frankincense – 10 drops
  • Lemon – 10 drops
  • Oregano – 10 drops
  • On Guard – 10 drops
  • Tea Tree – 10 drops
Add essential oils to your roller bottle, then fill to the top with a carrier oil, place roller top on bottle and snap in place.

This is a popular roller blend that doTERRA lovers use to fight off funk and support their immune system. Notice how it also contains a citrus essential oil, this is due to the incredible ability that citrus essential oils have of supporting a healthy immune system. 

9. Supports a Healthy Respiratory System

Citrus essential oils help to cleanse the air and get rid of airborne pathogens. Another way citrus oils support a healthy respiratory system is by breaking up gunk that can accumulate in our chests when we aren’t feeling well. My favorite diffuser combination to help with this is diffusing Breathe and Lime essential oils together.


10. Natural Air Freshener

A citrus aroma is often associated with clean and liked by most people. You don’t have to use toxic aerosols or candles to make your home, car, of office smell clean and fresh.  As I have said many times essential oils are multi-purpose and can make your dwellings smell good while also providing you health benefits.

Want to know more ways to use citrus essential oils? Check out this article, Using the Citrus Oils | doTERRA Essential Oils.

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