What I love about it most is that 2 of the 3 essential oils in the synergy come from the same plant! Err, tree that is! Neroli and petitgrain from the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium) and sweet orange from its close relative the sweet orange tree (Citrus sinensis) to be exact. All three essential oils have a strong affinity with the nervous system. It certainly gives that holistic feel to the blend!
Neroli: Distilled from the petals of the Citrus aurantium tree. This essential oils is popular for its ability to relieve anxiety, depression, and stress related conditions. It is excellent for working through extreme emotions.
Petitgrain: Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Citrus aurantium tree. Petitgrain is beneficial for not only its ability to support states of anxiety and depression, but specifically its ability to calm nerves and tension.
Sweet Orange: Expressed from the peel of the Citrus sinensis’ fruit. This essential oil harmonizes and adds a light, cheerful note to the blend. Sweet orange is also well known for its therapeutic use with depression and anxiety. Its bright aroma inspires cheerfulness, happiness, and a sunny outlook.
Bathing in an Orange Grove
½ cup Epsom salts (or any favorite salt will do)
1 tsp. apricot kernel oil
3 drops sweet orange essential oil
2 drops neroli essential oil
1 drop petitgrain essential oil
Combine the apricot kernel oil and essential oils before adding to the salts. Recipe makes enough for one aromatic bath. Fill the tub with warm/hot water and be sure to submerge yourself before adding the bath salts. Swirl to dissolve and release the aroma. Sit back and relax for 15-20 minutes.