Botanically known as Citrus sinensis (and “sweet orange), it is most commonly used in skin care for its remarkable skin loving properties, although it can be sensitising for some individuals, most find orange oil in small quantities very beneficial in skin care products.
NIKKI SAYS: "i've been using Sweet Orange Oil in my natural therapies practice for many years now with extremely good results, not only is it great for the body but Orange oil along with other citrus oils strengthen capillaries, tighten skin and reduce water retention in cells. They increase circulation and prevent lymph accumulation. Im a huge fan of Orange oil"
Orange oil extracted from the peels of oranges, is recognized for anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing, and purifying abilities.
When applied topically as an ingredient in skin care or with a carrier oil, orange oil (also known as “sweet orange oil”) helps to soothe dry and irritated skin, as well as detoxify congested skin – making this oil a highly beneficial ingredient in the treatment of acne and dermatitis.
The oil also bestows a myriad of anti-aging qualities such as increasing collagen production, smoothing the appearance of fine lines, brightening, and impeding the development of wrinkles. Valuable in massage therapy and body work for its detoxifying abilities, the essential oil targets the lymph tissues, thus balancing fluids and combating fluid retention while eliminating toxins from within the skin. When used in aromatherapy, orange essential oil is used to balance emotions, induce relaxation, awaken the senses, and invigorate the mind. Often used as an antidepressant, just a mere whiff of the orange essential oil can relieve anxiety, and calm feelings of distress.
*When using orange essential oil in moisturisers or on exposed areas of the skin, avoid direct sunlight (orange essential oil can cause uneven skin coloring and irritation). Keep all essential oils away from the eyes. Do not take essential oils internally without consulting a qualified professional. Always dilute essential oils with good carrier oil and test on small area of skin before use. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.
EASY DIY CLAY DETOX FACEMASK
2 tablespoons zeolite clay
A few pinches of cinnamon, to stimulate circulation
A few drops of tea tree oil, if you want to clear up blemishes, add a couple of drops of orange oil
Mix ingredients in a small jar and add water a few drops at a time until you reach a thick consistency that holds together. If you accidentally add too much water, put in an additional tablespoon of clay until mixture thickens. Spread generously on your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth, and wait for the clay to dry (it will turn into a lighter colour and begin to flake off). Rinse with warm water, and moisturize with coconut, argan or jojoba oil.
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