Essential orange oil properties.

Did you know which part of orange tree is the one orange oil is extracted from? Definitely orange peel. There are different orange species that differs in terms of the intensity of the scent.

Orange, as any other citrus, brightens the skin and makes it more tense which is important in acne healing. Orange oil is quickly absorbed leaving the skin radiant and smooth. It also helps to fight with cellulite, detoxifies your organism and support your digestive system. Orange oil helps to relax and to release muscles so a massage with the oil is a dream of your arms or back after an effort.

A good company for orange scent is any other citrus, but should you wish to get truly intriguing fragrance, try to add some cinnamon, cloves, ginger or black pepper. Orange scent is energizing and stimulating.

Orange scent is very pleasant for us but it repels mosquitos and flies so either try to place grated orange peel around the grill place or rub the skin with it. There are probably many more properties of orange oil- it is worth searching for them.

Orange cocktail – what to combine with?

What to add to oranges to get a delicious cocktail? There are as many answers as people you could ask for opinion. Squeezing only oranges is enough to get something delicious.

Should it help your diet more, dilute it with mineral water. Any other citrus is a very good companion for orange. Other fruit – sure, but pay attention to the combination. Fruit is mostly reach in sugar. If the cocktail should be a dessert for you than other fruit is a good choice. Should drinking cocktails help you to lose weight then stick to vegetables and herbs. Carrot, beetroot, celery, spinach or curly kale – choose any – it’s going to be delicious when combined with sweet oranges.

You could also try adding oatmeal or linseed – you probably heard they are great for your body but not everybody like that taste. Putting those to a cocktail is one of the best way to do something good for your body not forcing yourself to eat one more spoonful. Orange flavor will make it not only healthy but also delicious.

From now one you don’t need to make choices – healthy or tasty – just try orange cocktails with any other components. There are endless gorgeous combinations!

What is the worth of eating oranges?

A lot of beta-carotene, vitamin C and water this makes oranges help our health. Water? Yes, indeed. Water helps to get toxins out of our body. Most people know that vitamin C helps to prevent harmful oxygen particles’ action.

It is enough to eat one orange a day to give your body the dose of vitamin C it needs.

Is that anything else in oranges, except for the taste, of course? Oh yes! It helps your skin, your heart and blood pressure thanks for the content of B vitamins.  Oranges also help your metabolism thanks to dietary fiber.

So which part of orange you can eat? Honestly – EVERYTHING! Ok, maybe seeds is something to get rid of.

Eat the pulp, drink its juice, use its peel. First thought is always to eat it raw or squeeze the juice –a kind of healthy snack/drink. But think twice – a piece of meat in orange flavor – yummy! Now a second thought – with herbs as dip for snacks or pieces of chicken – sure! As a part of desert, together with meat or in a salad – it does fit! Plenty of taste and wealth of vitamins – perfect cocktail! Bon appetite!

How to grow oranges?

Orange tree can reach 5 meters of height when growing in natural conditions. Having it at home you should still take into account height of 1,5meters. Orange tree grows fast and starts to bloom in the second year.

 

At the same time you can expect to see first fruit. These are not the oranges you can buy in at the grocery – they are much smaller and more sour.

Have you ever been in a room with blooming orange tree? No? Regret it. The scent of the flowers is admirable. I don’t know whether the eyes or nose appreciates blooming orange tree more.

Orange tree loves bright and sunny place. Garden is the very best place for the plant during summer, but will not survive winter outside in most places in the world as it needs 10-15 ºC. The tree grows really fast so remember to change the pot every single year. Remember then nature not only waters the soil but also the plant itself. Orange tree will appreciate sprinkling leaves from time to time but pay attention to do it during cloudy weather or after sunset. Direct sunlight may burn leaves when wet. Too lazy for sprinkling? Fair enough – getting the pot outside when it’s raining will do the job.

Orange tree needs a bit more attention than many other pot plants but still it gives you the feel of hot climate, like in Spain or Brazil.