How to make homemade orange essential oil

How to make homemade orange essential oil

Orange essential oil is obtained from the skin of this delicious citrus and is one of the most widely used in aromatherapy,because of the magnificent properties oranges offer. It provides a nice sweet aroma and is excellent for promoting relaxation, to make your clothes smell good, besides being a powerful antiseptic and natural anti-inflammatory. If you would like to get access to all these benefits immediately, in the following OneHowTo article we show you a recipe for making orange essential oils at home. Do not miss it!

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The first step in making orange essential oil is to peel oranges to remove the skin. Try to remove all traces of white coating on the skin of the orange, you can scratch it to remove it all. Take into account that the more orange peels used, the more intense the essential oil will be.


Now, take a can or glass jar with a cover to close it later. Enter the orange peel into the pot and add the vodka until it completely covers the skin shells to cover. Cover the glass jar and shake vigorously for a few seconds.


Once you do this, you must place the glass jar in a cool dark place so that orange peels marinade in the vodka for a week at least. It is desirable that during those days, you shake the bottle for a few seconds in order to obtain the highest possible content of orange essential oils.


After a period of one week, you should strain the mixture of orange and vodka. To do this, take a bowl, put a coffee filter over the top and pour the mixture out, removing the bottle and orange peels. Place the bowl with the orange liquid in a well-ventilated space so that the alcohol evaporates.


A few days later, when you notice that the liquid does not smell of alcohol, you will have your Orange essential oil ready for packaging and use. Pack it in a jar with a lid and, if possible, keep it in a dark place. This will give conserve all its properties.

If you are interested in this, you can also see our OneHowTo articles on how to make lemon essential oil or rosemary essential oil.


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