Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend

Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend combines Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils to cleanse the air with an uplifting and refreshing aroma when diffused. It contains antioxidants and has cleansing properties when taken internally.  It combines cold-pressed oils of Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, and Lemon with a touch of sharp Spearmint for a bright and refreshing experience.  Used aromatically, this Young Living exclusive blend creates a lively, creative environment and cleanses the air of unwanted odors.  Taken internally, it contains antioxidants and has cleansing properties.* Citrus Fresh and Citrus Fresh Vitality are the same essential oil.

Product Profile

  • Has an invigorating and uplifting scent

  • Creates a creative environment when used aromatically

  • Cleanses the air from unwanted odors

  • Has cleansing properties*

  • Provides antioxidant properties*

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to desired area as needed.

  • Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

  • dd a few drops onto cotton balls and stash them in drawers, in air vents, under garbage cans, and in shoes for a quick boost of freshness.

  • Apply generous drops to your pots and pans, grills, or any sticky, greasy grime.

  • Apply a few drops to take off unwanted labels.

  • Add Citrus Fresh Vitality™ to enhance the flavor of your favorite beverage or food.*

  • Add it to water for a sweet, fruity flavor.*

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Diffusing Notes

These are approximate drops.  Adjust recipes to your needs.  If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired.  You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils.  Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils.  These diffusers are safe to run all day.  Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing.  Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water.  For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.

Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air.  Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear).  This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist.  This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room.  Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
  • Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.

 

Aromatherapy

When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.

The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.  Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.

Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. 

The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center.  The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely

You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils.  Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them.  We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils.  With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.

This video covers how to use essential oils:
• Aromatically
• Topically
• Internally
• Safely

How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods

Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them.  So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically.  All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects.  One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day.  You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma.  They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil.  Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.

Using Essential Oils Topically

Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin.  As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically.  Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity.  A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.

Using Essential Oils Internally

If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it!  You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils.  Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential.  The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning.  Start off with a small amount.  A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe.  One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point.  Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest.  Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.

 

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How to Use Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend is one of our popular blends among our members. In this video, the Young Living Training and Education share different ways to use it. From cleaning, diffusing, or even adding Citrus Fresh Vitality in your NingXia Red, this is an extremely versatile oil that everyone should have!

 

Diffuser Recipes

Notes:

These are approximate drops.  Adjust these recipes to your needs.  If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.

 

Fresh & Relaxed
  • 4 drops of Citrus Fresh
  • 4 drops of Lavender

Having a Good Day

  • 8 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Happy & Well

  • 3 drops Thieves
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Lavender

Hammock Time

  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Hinoki

Coastal

  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Spruce

Squeeze the Day

  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Jade Lemon
  • 2 drops Juniper
  • 2 drops Myrrh
  • 3 drops Tangerine

Lawn Mower Man

  • 2 drops Basil
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 6 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 4 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Nutmeg

Crisp & Clear

  • 4 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Sandlewood
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang

Under the Mistletoe

  • 4 drops Stress Away
  • 2 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 1 drop Frankincense

Through the Forest Diffuser Blend

  • 5 drops of Citrus Fresh
  • 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce

Holiday Baking Diffuser Recipe

  • 4 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 5 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Nutmeg

Unhurried Adventures Diffuser Recipe

  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 3 drops Tangerine
  • 3 drops Geranium

One Thing at a Time Diffuser Recipe

  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Frankincense

Island Escape Diffuser Recipe

  • 3 drops Coriander
  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh
  • 2 drops Jasmine

Take Me to the Spa Diffuser Recipe

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Citrus Fresh

Wooly Ball Laundry Boost

Wooly balls are a great way to cut down the drying time and the amount of heat you will need to dry your clothes. For my dryer, I use 3 balls, but see what works best for you.  I will use 3-4 drops of essential oil per ball. I usually get 4-5 loads out of each set of three essential oil-scented balls.

Add Citrus Fresh to your wooly-balls when drying your laundry.  Citrus Fresh and Joy make a lovely combo.  Would you like some more combinations?  The combinations below are beautiful, refreshing scents for your laundry. You will never miss using those nasty, toxic dryer sheets.  There have been many studies done on how harmful traditional laundry soap and dryer sheets are to you and your environment.  You will want to take a look at different articles related to this. 

Trust me though, you will love playing around with these essential oil combinations to create a unique, healthy scent for your laundry.

Wooly Ball options

  • Lime & Stress Away
  • Orange & Lavender
  • Melaleuca (or Kunzea) & Orange
  • Lavender & Cedarwood
  • Lemon & Basil
  • Thieves & Lemon
  • Rosemary & Lavender
  • Purification & Lemongrass
  • Spearmint & Orange
  • Grapefruit & Lemon
  • Bergamot & Grapefruit
  • Several others are wonderful on their own too-Lavender, Bergamot, Purification, Thieves and so many more!

Spiced Sugar Autumn Scrub

Enjoy using this delightful, fall fragrant, scrub in your shower. What a great
way to wake up your senses in the morning, just be careful in there, scrubs
can make the shower floor slippery. Dependent on the size jars you use, you
should have enough to keep one for yourself and give a gift to a friend or
two.

Supplies

  • 2.5 cups Turbinado Sugar
  • 8 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 15 drops Citrus Fresh™
  • 15 drops Christmas Spirit™
  • Jars to put mixture into

Directions

  1. Combine almond oil (save a little almond oil to top each jar with later) and sugar together in a glass bowl, mixing until the sugar is the consistency of wet sand.
  2. Add essential oils and mix well,
  3. Divide sugar scrub into wide mouth jars.
  4. Top each jar with additional almond oil.
  5. Apply lid. Add label if desired.

 

Citrus Fresh Reed Diffuser

Supplies

  • Glass jar with a narrow opening
  • 4-6 reed diffuser sticks or bamboo skewers
  • 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 15-20 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend
  • Splash of vodka, between 1 tsp and 1 tblsp depending on the size of jar and the ratio of carrier oil to vodka.  (unscented witch hazel may also be used) This will help with the absorption of the oils on the reeds.

Directions

  1. Pour carrier oil and vodka into the glass jar. You will want 1-2 inches in the bottom, so
    adjust your sweet almond oil and vodka to fit the jar that you have chosen.
  2. Add 15-20 drops, again adjusting to your bottle size; more drops will create
    a stronger fragrance. Gently swirl the to ingredients together.
  3. Add your reed diffuser or bamboo sticks to the oil. Flipping them around
    after a couple of days will help them absorb the oil faster.

 

 

On-the-Go Air Freshener

Take this with you wherever you go to freshen up your car, hotel room or anywhere where you need to chase the orders away. Makes a cute gift too!

Supplies

  • 2 oz glass spray bottle with cap
  • Witch Hazel-alcohol, fragrance-free
  • Distilled Water
  • Citrus Fresh essential oil

Directions

  1. Add a splash of witch hazel to the bottom of your bottle.
  2. Just about fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.
  3. Add 10-15 drops of Citrus Fresh.
  4. Apply top to the bottle and gently swirl the mixture together.

 

 

Citrus Sugar Scrub

Here is an uplifting hand or body scrub to make for yourself or give as a gift.

Supplies:

  • 1/2 cup Raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Virgin cold pressed Coconut oil
  • Citrus Fresh – 5 drops
  • 4 oz Glass Mason Jar

Optional-wooden spoon, gift tag, ribbon

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar, Coconut oil, and Citrus Fresh Essential Oil in a glass bowl. Mix well.
  2. Place the mixture in glass jar.
    Optional- add ribbon, gift tag and wooden spoon to give as a special gift.

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