Orange Essential Oil Blends Well With


The gorgeous fresh aroma of orange essential oil is perfect for many different aromatherapy blends for diffusers, massage dropped on the floor of your morning shower, or diffused on your lava beads.  Orange essential oil blends so well with lots of my favorite power-packed essential oils.

The citrus burst of sweet orange oil is perfect for a refreshing zing at any time of the day! so read on to discover diffuser blends, pillow sprays massage recipes, and more!

In this guide, we will find out a whopping 39 bet blends and recipes, including using orange for fall and the holidays and how to use one of my favorite bright zingy citrus oils for wellbeing and self-care.

Before we get into the details, let’s start with the short answer first. 

Orange essential oils blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Chamomile Clary sage, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang-ylang, and others. 

Ok so although this list isn’t exhaustive, I hope you’ve got a good start! 

There’s not much that’s fresher and more brightening than the orange essential oil. 

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But what is orange essential oil? Let’s find out. 

What is orange essential oil?

Orange essential is often better known as sweet orange and is extracted from the rind of Citrus Sinensis, which is the orange we commonly eat. 

Unlike other oils, it’s produced as a by-product of orange juice making by a process called cold-pressing where pressure is added to squeeze out the oils. 

So we can better understand the kinds of oils it blends well with, let’s take a look at some of its properties, starting with its aroma. 

What is the aroma of orange essential oil? 

According to experts, the bright and uplifting scent of orange essential oil is said to help combat some of the aspects of anxiety. 

Orange essential oil belongs to the ‘citrus’ aroma group of oils and it literally smells like an orange grove in summer! 

An intense, clean, fresh orange fragrance that has been described by some as sunshine in a bottle! Its overall smell is that of orange peel or orange rind with a sweet hit of orange flesh! 

orange rind for essential oil
orange rind is cold-pressed to create orange essential oil

What is orange essential oil like? 

Ok so we can better work out what kinds of oil blends best with orange essential oil, here are the 12 best ways to describe it. 

  • Zingy 
  • Uplifting 
  • Emotionally balancing 
  • Refreshing 
  • Stimulating 
  • Deodorising 
  • Cleansing 
  • Tangy
  • Fresh 
  • Vibrant 
  • Fruity 
  • Clean

Orange essential oil makes beautiful blends for different uses such as homecare, a DIY spa day, personal care, diffusers, reed rollerball blends, face packs, and more! 

So now we’ve got the background on this citrusy all-rounder, let’s delve right into a handpicked selection of oils that blend well with orange essential oil. 

  • Basil – The uplifting and energizing properties of this popular garden herb combine with orange for focus and clarity 
  • Bergamot – Similar to other citrus oils such as orange, bergamot is known for its skin repair properties 
  • Black pepper – Spicy black pepper and orange essential oils make a warming  combination  to combat colds and flu 
  • Cinnamon – Another spicy warming oil which matched with orange oil is perfect for Christmas 
  • Clary sage Supports the immune system and coupled with orange oils power-packed immune-boosting properties, these two oils blend well together 
  • Clove – a clove-studded orange makes a pretty holiday DIY home air freshener. So it’s not surprising these two oils complement each other perfectly for keeping your home smelling fresh and clean 
  • Coriander – this spicy essential oil has a wealth of antibacterial properties, which makes orange essential oil a perfect companion! the aroma transports you to a Moroccan souk! 
  • Eucalyptus – The woody herbal note of Eucalyptus oil combined with its energizing properties and aroma works well when blended with orange essential oil and is perfect in diffusers. Head over to discover some of the best benefitsts of eucalyptus in diffusers for your immune system and relief from cold and flu symptoms
  • Frankincense – The mighty frankincense has long been used as an air purifier in many cultures. The cleansing properties of orange essential oil make this a perfect combination for room sprays 
  • GeraniumBoth this beautiful floral oil and orange encourage calm and relaxation. Together with a tranquil combination, perfect for a home spa day or bedroom room spray 
  • Ginger – Both ginger and orange essential oil has a zingy fresh uplifting aroma that is spicy and warming. Perfect for a reed diffuser blend in your entranceway 
  • Grapefruit –  Grapefruit and orange essential oils are certainly a match made in heaven. The citrus burst of both oils create a fabulous morning shower blend for a positive start to the day
citrus lime and grapefruit
  • Jasmine – Jasmine with its floral scent combines with orange essential oil for a delicate oriental vibe. Blend these two for a skin glowing massage oil along with an almond carrier oil 
  • Juniper – This woody oil that reminds us of our favorite gin blends effortlessly with citrus oils such as lemon and of course orange. Its powerful botanicals work wonderfully with the astringent qualities of orange as a skin toner, mixed with rose water or witch hazel 
  • Lavender – Lavender, and orange are a classic blend which combines the soft woodiness and calming properties of lavender with the detox elements of orange essential oil. Together they are perfect as a room freshener or deodorizer. discover more about mixing lavender with tea tree in my other helpful article.
  • Lemon – Lemon and orange oil together can help to lift your mood and combat feelings of depression. Mix 10 drops of each in your favorite diffuser. Click here for more information on how you can substitute lemon essential oil for lemon juice in your favorite recipes 
  • Litsea Cubeba – Mountain pepper or May Chang oil is closely related to lemongrass and blends effortlessly with orange oil. Together these powerful oils can work as a skin rejuvenator when added to an apricot base oil
  • Marjoram – Being closely related to the Mint family of herbs, this fresh, energizing essential oil and orange match together perfectly for a mood-boosting diffuser blend 
  • Myrrh- With its use in the perfume industry, this musky smelling oil is lifted with a splash of citrus orange essential oil. Combined they blend together perfectly to create an astringent hair tonic. 
  • Neroli – Neroli is an oil from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. Its rich floral scent has a hint of orange which can be enhanced when blended with orange oil. 
  • Nutmeg – Nutmeg and orange are a perfect match for a fall diffuser blend. Both are wonderful for helping to keep away colds and flu 
  • Patchouli – patchouli oil and orange oil in a blend can help to target wrinkles and skin aging 
  • Petitgrain – otherwise known as bitter Seville orange, when mixed with sweet orange essential oil it’s a perfect roller blend for calmness and wellbeing 
  • Rose – Rose is a classic oil with a wonderfully fragrant aroma of fresh cut roses and when added to orange essential oil, makes a beautiful room or pillow spray 
  • Sandalwood – This oil has uplifting properties  and when added to orange essential oil it’s a perfect mood enhancer 
  • Vetiver – closely related to citronella and lemongrass, vetiver has an earthy, almost fresh leather-like aroma. Add orange essential oil and create a rich oil tonic for leather shoes and handbags, which helps to prevent cracks and keep your leather goods looking their best 
  • Ylang-ylang – Although orange essential oil is uplifting, it also promotes a feeling of serenity and relaxation. Blend orange essential oil with ylang-ylang as a relaxing diffuser blend for evenings to help you wind down after a hard day. Discover more about mixing ylang ylang in your favorite blend recipes.

Seasonal orange essential oil diffuser blends 

Now let’s take a look at some aromatic seasonal blends so we can find out exactly how orange essential blends with a wealth of other oils through the year and our favorite celebrations. 

Spring awakening orange oil blend 

Orange essential oil brings a bright note to spring diffusers, reeds, and also if you are thinking of making your own candles. 

  • 5 drops of orange
  • 4 drops of bergamot 
  • 4 drops chamomile 

Bergamot has a beautiful slightly herby orange fragrance, which works beautifully with orange oil and with a chamomile scent of freshly mown grass, this orange essential oil blend really captures the essence of a spring walk! 

Sunshine orange oil blend 

The aroma of sweet oranges really evokes a gloriously sunny day! 

  • 5 drops orange essential oil 
  • 4 drops lemon 
  • 4 drops lime 

Combined with the citrus spritz of bright zingy lemon and limes, this blend gives the summer feeling of a wander through Mediterranean fruit groves! 

Crackling orange oil blend 

A gently flickering fireplace and the sound of crackling logs is conjured up perfectly by warming orange oil. 

Blend orange oil with a spicy overtone along with the smell of a walk through the leaves in fall with a woody aroma with nutmeg and clove. 

  • 5 drops of orange oil 
  • 4 drops of nutmeg 
  • 4 drops of clove

Cozy holiday orange oil blend 

The uplifting aroma of a bowl of oranges mixed with the holiday spices is perfect to bring the holidays into our home to welcome friends and family. 

I just love this cozy holiday oil blend and it’s my December 1st ritual! 

Orange essential oil blends well with the more botanical and balsamic oils such as cedarwood, black spruce, and pine. Head over to ind out more cedarwood diffuser blends, balms, bath blends, and how to get the most of its mountain air aroma!

It is extremely versatile and can be used in an electronic or ceramic diffuser (I love the added sparkle of a candle with the ceramic variety at this time of year) or added to a small spray gun bottle with distilled water ( simply use boiled kettle water) and used to clean, giving you home that unmistakable scent of Christmas. 

  • 5 drops of  orange essential oil 
  • 5 drops of black spruce 
  • 5 drops of cinnamon 
christmas orange

Orange essential oil makes beautiful blends for different uses such as homecare, a DIY spa day, personal care, diffusers, reed rollerball blends, face packs, and more! 

Tips for orange essential oil blends

These recommendations come from user experiences on what orange essential oils blend well with. 

So of course it’s always down to personal preference but it’s fun to experiment and find the best blends for you. 

Remember the amount of drops you add is also a personal preference. You may want to change the number of drops in your orange oil blends to bring another aroma more to the foreground.

And if you like being creative, you can also experiment mixing more than just one oil with orange essential oil. 

Here are my six top orange essential oil blends

  1. Bergamot, Sandalwood, and Orange Essential Oil 
  2. Petitgrain, Clary Sage, and Orange Essential Oil 
  3. Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, and Orange Essential Oil 
  4. Jasmine, Neroli, and Orange Essential Oil 
  5. Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Orange Essential Oil
  6. Bergamot, Eucalyptus, and Orange Essential Oil 

So now I’ve given you my best-curated list of oils that orange essential oil blends well with, lets go on to discover some more of my best blends and recipes!

1. Orange essential oil blends to pamper your skin – face cleanser

This blend absorbs the humectant properties of Honey and Glycerine. These properties make a great face cleanser leaving a soft and dewy complexion on your skin. 

What you need

  • 4 tablespoons of raw honey 
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable Glycerine
  • ½ cup Ylang Ylang Floral Water
  • 10 drops of Sweet Orange Essential

How to make 

Combine all the ingredients together and store them in a pump dispenser bottle. 

2. Orange essential oil blends to energize or ease tension – roller blend

This is a great blend to unwind a long and tough day. The exotic notes of neroli and sandalwood in this blend along with orange essential oil make a sweet and flowery scent to release tension.

What you need

  • 10 ml Sweet Almond Carrier Oil or Fractionated Coconut
  • 2 drops of orange essential oil 
  • 1-2 drops of sandalwood essential oil 
  • 1 drop of Neroli essential oil 
  • A roller bottle of 10 ml (0.35 oz)

How to make

Add all the essential oils to the roller base. Then fill the bottle with the carrier oil and attach the roller.

Mix the ingredients well with a vigorous shake and apply it to pulse points or areas in your body such as wrists, the temples, bottom of the feet.

Also worth the mention, you can use them whenever you need relief. 

3. Orange essential oil blends to clean your home – linen spray

Apart from being a linen spray for bed sheets, you can even use this blend for carpets, towels, rugs, curtains, and mats.

When cleaning your home, this blend makes a great refresh to any material or fabric between or after washing, especially for linens. 

What you need

  • 8 oz. (235 mL) of distilled water 
  • 8 oz. (235 mL) of Witch Hazel Distillate (A natural cleanser) 
  • 30 drops of orange essential oils (you can use less if you prefer) 

How to make

Fill around half a 16 oz. (470 ml) spray bottle with distilled water. Then fill the bottle with distilled water and hazel distillate along with the desired amount of Orange essential oil. Before spraying into desired fabrics, cap the bottle and shake well to combine all the ingredients. 

4. Orange essential oil blends for body comfort – herbal steam for colds & flu

This is a blend that makes simple herbal steam, ideal to loosen congestion, open up the airways, and provide relief to blocked sinuses.

What you need

  • Boiling water as needed 
  • 3 drops of Orange essential oil 
  • 2 drops of Lemon essential oil 

How to make 

Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, transfer to a large and convenient heat-proof bowl. Then hold a blanket or large cloth over the head by sitting closer to the bowl – not allowing the heat to escape.

Add the essential oils to the same bowl, close your eyes, bend over and inhale the steam deeply.

And finally…

I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring some of the ways you can blend orange essential oils and will try some of the recipes! 

Orange essential oil is wonderful to lift floral, woody, and spicy oils and impart a naturally intense uplifting scent in diffusers, room and pillow sprays, massage oils, and a myriad of other ways 

I hope you have fun experimenting and don’t forget to check out some of my other articles on all things aromatherapy! such as some beautiful blends and uses for Geranium oil, many budding gardeners out there might be wondering Can I Use Essential Oils On Plants?’ or ‘Can I use Orange Oil In Place Of Orange Juice! in your baking and home DIY beauty.

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