I love diffusing citrus oils in my home, and I’m particularly drawn to Sweet Orange. But there’s a benefit beyond the wonderful smell. The citruses are powerful immune system boosters. This is due to their high d-limonene content. As I read in Andrea Butje’s blog post on this topic, there is a lot of research on the immune boosting properties of d-limonene. So, go for the citruses as we enter cold and flu season!
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Note: Be careful of applying some of the citruses on your body in high dilutions if you are going to be in the sun. Most of them are phototoxic. You are generally safe with Sweet Orange and Steam Distilled Lime, as well as the other citruses in low dilutions (i.e. <1%).