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Benefits of orange essential oils for summer skin care routine!

Orange essential oil has been in domestic use to add flavour to drinks, desserts, chocolates, and more. Additionally, you must have seen your mothers and grandmothers drying orange peels and later using the powder in their face packs!  This is because the oil in the peels has unique properties that help in skin care. In fact, the dried fruit rinds of oranges have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to provide relief from colds, coughs, depression, skin infections and more. Therefore, if you want to know more about orange essential oil benefits, keep reading!

What is Orange Essential Oil?

The essence of orange is extracted from the peel, leaves, and flowers of the orange (also known as, Citrus sinensis) through cold pressing method. Orange oil benefits have a wide variety. For instance, it is used for-

  •  Mood upliftment
  •  Stress alleviation 
  • Skin care
  • Providing relief from pain or inflammation
  • Household cleaning
  • Fragrance in Perfumes   
  • Adding flavour to the variety of food

In this post, we will focus on the benefits of orange oil for skin.

For skin care, orange oil has been used in products like soaps, creams, lotions, deodorants, and room fresheners not just for its citrus fragrance but for its anti-septic and preservative properties.

The Properties and the Benefits of Orange Essential Oil for the Skin:

  • Anti-microbial and Antioxidant Properties:  these properties make orange essential oil for summer a must-have as they help to soothe skin irritation, redness, breakouts; protect skin from harmful sunrays; and act as a barrier against impurities.
  • Anti- Septic and Astringent Properties: these properties make orange oil one of the best essential oil for oily skin as it acts as a natural cleanser that deeply purifies and detoxifies the skin which further prevents acne.
  • Anti-Aging Properties: Orange oil is enriched in Vitamin C that helps to boost collogen in the skin that restores firmness, elasticity and radiance for a natural toned and brightened skin. Furthermore, the restored collagen production stimulates the blood flow to the uppermost layer of skin, which helps to reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.
  • Aromatic Properties: The rich fruity and citrus scent of orange oil not only uplifts your mood but promotes relaxation and calmness.

How to Use Orange Essential Oil for Skin Care?

  • You can use orange essential oil for skin by mixing a few drops with carrier oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil and applying the mix to get radiant and younger looking skin.
  • To get rid of blemishes and wrinkles mix one drop of orange oil with Aloe Vera gel and dab the mix onto the affected area.
  • To use it as a cleanser, you can combine orange oil with honey and apply on the skin to remove dirt from the skin and get a clear and moisturised skin.

Thus, orange oil benefits all types of skin and can be used in multiple ways to get clear, bright, smooth, and younger looking skin. So, look out for pure and undiluted orange essential oil from Bodhi Naturals.

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