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Citrus Blessing
Citrus Blessing

Citrus Blessing
Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Mandarin (Citrus deliciosa), Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Children? Suitable
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding? Suitable

Therapeutic Uses
Citrus Blessing essential oil blend may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Calming
Corns on feet
Diffuse to freshen the air
Digestion
Inflammation
Immune system
Insect bites and stings
Mental clarity
Pain
Relaxing
Skin, insect bites and stings
Sleep
Uplifting
 
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oilunscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.
Caution: Grapefruit and Lemon may be photosensitizing if not properly diluted. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight on area of application up to 6 hours after use. If applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light, maximum topical use is 8.5%.

Inhalation: Diffuse or use a personal Nasal Inhaler

Internal: Citrus Blessing is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
Click here for information about internal usage.

Testimonies
1. I like to add this oil to each dryer load. I put a few drops on a washcloth, and it freshens the whole load. - Linda

2. I have corns on the bottoms of both of my feet that hurt me so badly I have walked on the sides of my feet for way too long now. That has definitely affected the shape of my feet and (pretty sure) is what is causing some of the pain in my hip. To describe: it felt like I was walking on marbles the size of a nickel. I take a zillion steps in a day and the pain has become very debilitating at times, but I have to keep going. I realized a few weeks ago it was time to do something aggressive about getting rid of them. (My oils have been healing everyone elses ailments... what about me?) I had previously tried putting oils on and then sanding them like the I'd read online, but that hurt me so badly that my feet would swell and stay sore for days after that protocol. That was why I kept giving up and just lived with them. I finally realized that the skin is not dead. It appears to me that after putting Citrus Blessing (tried other oils mentioned, this is the one that works for me) on them the skin appeared more alive than ever. These painful corns are just melting away. YIPEEE!!!! They aren't gone completely but shrink everyday. I put a drop of Citrus Blessing on each one morning and night (or whenever I think of it). After about three weeks of this I can stand flat footed again. One shouldn't give up. I figure the corn didn't just appear overnight and it is not going to go away that quickly either. I really hope this helps someone that gave up trying because of the pain of sanding it off. I am so thankful for these oils and LOVE empowering people with a choice.

3. My favorite blend is Citrus Blessing, I just want to roll around in it. It really puts me in a good mood! - Desiree

Safety
Grapefruit and Lemon may be photosensitizing if not properly diluted. (Irritation my result if you apply to skin that will be exposed to the sun or UV light.) Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use. If applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light, maximum topical use is 8.5%.

Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider. 

Reference
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014. 
 

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