Candida & Orange Oil

Orange (Citrus sinensis) Essential Oil

Currently there are perhaps not many widely available studies showing if orange essential oil treats a yeast infection.  A study published in the journal Food Control did show that orange oil was able to kill all the moulds it was tested on.  This study’s aim was to understand how essential citrus oils could be used to preserve foods; however, this strong activity against moulds could suggest that orange oil would also work against Candida albicans.

Essential Orange Oil for Yeast Infections

Can orange oil be used for Candida albicans?  The answer is certainly.  When you develop your treatment plan, you may wish to combine several different essential oils to achieve maximum results.  Dr. James Duke, in his book The Green Pharmacy, mentioned that herbs often can be mixed to create a synergistic effect.  This philosophy should also hold true for the essential oils that are fungicidal.  Some oils may lack important chemical constituents that are present in other oils.  By combining oils together, you should be able to create a more efficacious yeast infection cure.  Follow this link to read more on the research done on orange essential oil and candida.

How to Take Orange (Citrus sinensis) Oil

Topical Use

You may use this oil undiluted topically in the area of concern on the body.

Oral Use

Orange oil is generally regarded as safe for human consumption by the U.S. FDA.  You can generally use 1 drop of oil in 4 ounces of liquid or 1 teaspoon of honey. Do not let a child of 6 years of age or under ingest this essential oil!


This oil can cause phototoxicity.  If you use it topically on the body, do not expose the area you applied the oil to direct sunlight for 12 hours after application.

Using Orange Essential Oil


If you have aches and pains related to inflammation, you can try using some orange oil to alleviate them.  Orange oil may provide solid relief to both internal and external inflammation.


The Chinese have traditionally used orange oil to aid in digestion.


You can use orange oil to flavor food and perhaps gain some digestive system benefits at the same time.

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