|Latin name:||Citrus reticulata|
|Part of Plant used:||Peel or zest of fruit|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Colour of oil:||Yellowy, green|
|Odour Description:||Sweet, fresh, citrus|
|Notes:||Top-strong Mid-weak Base-weak|
|Safety Information:||One of the safest oils to use with everyone.|
|Chemical Constituents:||N-methylantralinic acid, citral|
|Actions on the body:||Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, digestive, soothing tonic|
Main Therapeutic Properties
General properties: Very helpful in supporting emotional healing. It provides a nurturing enhancement to rose, sandalwood and frankincense. Often the combination of any of the mentioned oils, gives a sensation and aroma of being at the ocean.
The Circulatory system: Improves general circulation, aids excess fluid elimination.
The Digestive system: Calming and soothing to digestive system, constipation, upset stomach, travel sickness, stimulates elimination in colon and said to stimulate appetite.
The Endocrine system: supports balancing action of geranium and lavender
The Nervous system: Helpful in treating restlessness, nervous tension, insomnia (use with lavender), mental tonic, soothes nervous disorders.
The Skin: useful in treating oily acne skin, improves local circulation and is a good toner, detoxing, use to treat congested skin, cellulite, and stretch marks.
Psychology of: Nurturing, warming, sense of well being, uplifting yet calming