More intensely aromatic than the sweet orange we are familiar with, Blood Orange Oil adds a sparkling citrus note to blends.
Therapeutically, it is very similar to Sweet Orange in its uses, although one source does say it is the most antidepressant of the citrus oils.
Elizabeth Zaffarano recently wrote:
I ordered that blood orange and I LOVE IT! It has that bit of tang that blood oranges have over regular oranges. Favorite oil at the moment, and really great w/ rosewood, and a little patchouli in the bath.
We have several therapist clients who swear by Blood Orange as an anti-depressant. It is the one I recommend when a friend is truly stuck in the doldrums, the “I just can’t get out of bed and face the day” doldrums. Sometimes Pink Grapefruit’s energizing power is called for, but often the gentle power of Blood Orange gives us a whole new lease on life.
We realize that severe depression is a serious medical condition and urge those suffering from it to seek appropriate medical help. These powerful oils can make the journey a bit easier.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 1 to 2 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.