About Citrus Essential Oils in Detail

by Sumedha Rewar

Aroma therapy has been used as a preferable way of alternative healing and its safe and effective methods are always fascinating. These oils are natural as they are extracted from the plant sources in a very concentrated form. There are many types of essential oils having goodness for skin, immunity, specific ailment, anxiety, edible properties and much more.

The lovers of Mother Nature always get attracted towards the natural ways of finding the alternative medicines and they actually help a lot in making our troubles go away.

Today, I shall discuss the citrus essential oils and their health benefits. Citrus oil cost lesser than the other flower based oils.

Citrus Oil Varieties

Lemon Lime Mandarin Orange Grapefruit Tangerine
Image by Mallory Dash

The pure oil used for therapeutic purposes is extracted by cold-pressing from the rind of the fruit. Some health benefits of the oil include:

  • Fighting bacteria
  • Better immunity
  • Neutralize acid levels
  • Treat viruses and bacteria
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Promote natural energy
  • Uplifts mood and reduces anxiety
  • Spreading freshness


Lemon oil has a sweet, fresh and citrusy scent.

The healing properties of the lemon oil are endless. It can uplift your mood and keep the depression away. It can give instant energy to the body and has antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Lemon oil gives better immunity to the health system.

Add 1 drop of lemon oil into a warm glass of water with some salt to gargle. It can work as an astringent with detoxification properties. Your skin can give the best luster with lemon oil containing creams or gels. It is the best for oily skin to get rid of acne or other skin disorders.

Lemon oil has a calming effect on the body and handles anxiety, stress, fatigue, nervousness, and insomnia. It can promote better mood and eliminates the negative emotions from your life. Lemon oil contains Vitamin C and boosts immunity. It promotes smooth blood circulation in the body.

Lemon oil can be used in a diffuser to remain alert and improve freshness in the environment.


Lime oil has intense, stimulating, refreshing, tart and sweet kind of smell. It is similar to the aroma of fresh lime.

Lime oil has an ability to fight infections and reduce their recurrence. It can cure skin rashes and irritability. It can fight infections of colon, mouth, stomach, urinary tract and throat. It can eradicate the chances of respiratory infections like flu, cough, bronchitis, and others. It also helps in curing psoriasis.

This oil has astringent properties and even strengthens gums and teeth. It can help in controlling diarrhea. This oil can activate the digestive juice secretion and stimulates appetite. Many chronic diseases in which hunger is lost require this essential oil to induce the feeling of eating.

This oil is a perfect way to reduce internal and external bacterial infections.


Mandarin oil has a tangy, sweet and citrus smell. It gives a fresh feel to the nasal cavity.

This oil can alleviate stress and boosts energy and mood. It can even make your skin spotless by removing scars, spots, and acne marks. It can control oily skin and give good results for healing stretch marks. This oil is widely used for treating indigestion and even handling excessive hiccups.


Orange oil has the aroma of oranges with sweet and fruity tone.

This oil consists of limonene that prevents the deadly diseases like cancer. It gives a feeling of goodness and promotes energy in the body. It acts as anti-tumor and anticoagulant agent. Your skin and body will become more vibrant by using orange oil on regular basis.

Orange oil has high levels of Vitamin C which makes it an anti-oxidant. It promotes immunity and keeps you away from seasonal infections and diseases.


Grapefruit has a fresh energy scent with citrus properties.

It is a stimulant, antidepressant, kidney cleaner, vascular and lymph systems. This oil can elevate your mood and makes you feel happy. It is blended with many oils and medications for its therapeutic effects.


Tangerine oil has citrus, juicy and sweet tone.

It has a calming effect on the body and elevates sleep and relaxes your mind. It reduces anger, anxiety, and stress. Tangerine oil is usually blended with the carrier oil and rubbed on feet to get relaxation in the whole body.


Citrus essential oils are concentrated and require dilution with any carrier oil. Direct application of concentrated oils can cause burns or allergy on the body. Talk to your doctor before using these oils to make sure that the right treatment protocols are followed for getting the required results.

Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar is an expert in aroma-therapy and has experience in sharing valuable information for Reiki and Yoga articles as well. She is eager to know about the newest trends in the market and researching about them in the best way. Her experiments in essential oils with the scientific study have motivated her towards sharing the valuable information for the same.

2 thoughts on “About Citrus Essential Oils in Detail

  • September 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Can you tell me how to use mandarin oil to ease excessive hiccups? It is amazing how much citrus essential oils can do–thanks for the information!

    • September 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Mandarin oil is helpful in many ways. It is even found to cure the symptoms of cancer. You can mix 8-10 drops of Mandarin oil in one ounce of carrier oil. Apply it on the back of your neck area for a mild massage. You can also use it as a diffuser.

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