How to Use Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange is a citrus oil known to be good for cleaning and purifying as well as uplifting for the emotions. It has the ability to support cellular and immune function, making it a great oil for the cooler months.

It is cold pressed from the fresh fruit peels of the sweet orange tree and it takes around 10 pounds of orange peels to create one 15ml bottle of oil.

Below I have put many ways you can use this oil, the benefits, DIY recipes, diffuser blends and some science articles about this oil.



  • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces
  • Diffuse to uplift mood and energy
  • Pop a few drops in your air filter to improve smell and reduce odors
  • Make your own wood polish using this oil to give new life to wood floors and furniture
  • Can be used to help support the immune system


Wild orange oil has been used for centuries. The main constituent of wild orange is limonene which makes it great to use as a cleaner. It has many other great uses including:

  • Wild Orange essential oil robustly impacted cellular health, immune response, and metabolism processes.
  • limonene is primarily known for its powerful cleansing properties
  • ability to support cellular function, the immune system, metabolism, and even certain dental applications.



Almond Orange Scrub

1 handful slivered almonds
1 orange peel
  1. Add almonds, orange peel, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Wild Orange oil into a food processor and mix until ingredients are well combined.
  2. Store in an air-tight glass container and use 1–2 tablespoons as needed.
Note: Avoid contact with UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying citrus oils to the skin.

Wood Polish


1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
10 drops Wild Orange
Glass spray bottle


  1. Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle.
  2. Add 10 drops of essential oil.
  3. Shake well before each use.
  4. Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every 2-3 months or as often as needed.

*Always check with your manufacturer’s instructions before use on surfaces and test in an inconspicuous area first.

Wild Orange Lip Balm

½ ounce beeswax
½ ounce coconut oil
¼ ounce shea butter
¼ ounce cocoa butter
30 drops Wild Orange oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Place everything, but Wild Orange oil and vanilla extract into glass measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Fill large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to boil.
  3. Once boiling, place glass measuring cup in centre of saucepan.
  4. Stir every few minutes until ingredients have melted and are combined.
  5. Once all wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit a few minutes.
  6. Add vanilla extract and Wild Orange oil.
  7. Pour mixture into lip balm containers and let cool.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
3 teaspoons honey
2 drops Peppermint oil
2 drops Wild Orange oil

Note: This recipe makes a little less than ¼ cup. Either portion out the mixture into several air-tight containers, or adjust the recipe to fit the container you have.


  1. Mix brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey in small bowl.
  2. Add desired essential oils.
  3. Stir until ingredients are combined.
  4. Put contents into container(s) of your choice.
  5. Apply to lips as needed.





Roller balls are a great way of keeping your blends handy or convenient for on the go use. Try some of these recipes using Wild Orange essential oil.

Just remember that wild orange, like other citrus oils, can cause photosensitivity. When you apply it topically, make sure to avoid sunlight or UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying.

Tantrum Buster

5 drops Wild Orange

5 drops doTERRA Balance (increase or decrease drops based on age of person using)


Ray of Light

12 drops Grapefruit

12 drops Sandalwood

8 drops Green Mandarin

8 drops Wild Orange


Focus Blend

10 drops Wild Orange

10 drops Peppermint


Belly Blend

10 drops Wild Orange

10 drops doTERRA DigestZen



Wild orange is a great essential oil to use in a diffuser. Below are a few different diffuser recipes for this oil or you can check out my 57 Wild Orange Diffuser Blends post for more ideas.

Citrus Dreams

2 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Eucalyptus

3 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Frankincense


Autumn Afternoon

4 drops Cinnamon

2 drops Wild Orange

1 drop Patchouli

1 drop Ginger

After dusk

3 drops Petitgrain

3 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Clary Sage

By the Fire

3 drops Cinnamon

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Wild Orange

Autumn Bouquet

2 drops Cassia

2 drops Wild Orange

Fruit Basket

3 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Lemon

1 drop Bergamot

Wake Up

2 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Peppermint

New Car Scent

3 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Wintergreen

Hot Spiced Tea

3 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Cinnamon

1 drop Cardamom

1 drop Clove

Sugar & Spice

2 drops Wild Orange

2 drops Lavender

3 drops Frankincense

Fruit Punch

1 drop Cassia

1 drop Ginger

1 drop Lime

2 drops Citrus Bliss

3 drops Lemon

3 drops Wild Orange


Different studies have shown many therapeutic uses for wild orange essential oil.

  1. Rosemary & Wild Orange Study
  2. Constituent Spotlight Limonene
  3. Citrus essential oils inhalation by mice: Behavioral testing, GCMS plasma analysis, corticosterone, and melatonin levels evaluation.
  4. Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats
  5. The Effect of Aromatherapy with the Essential Oil of Orange on Pain and Vital Signs of Patients with Fractured Limbs Admitted to the Emergency Ward: A Randomized Clinical Trial


Wild orange is a great citrus essential oil thats perfect for cleaning and uplifting your mood!

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