Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Mandarin (Citrus deliciosa), Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
The fragrance of Citrus Blessing is relaxing, calming and uplifting, especially for children, and it works well as an air purifier.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply topically as desired. 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.
This works well in a roll-on applicator with the carrier oil of your choice.
Inhalation: Diffuse; directly inhale.
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.
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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 them(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 EODR says, but that hurt me so badly 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
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.
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. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. 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. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.