Hello beauties. Hope your weekend is going great. I love to gain and share useful tips and information every weekend which is more towards "Natural skin care". As all of you know this series is known as "Wisdom of weekend". I am starting a sub thread in it regarding my knowledge and use of essential oils. This will comprise of numerous natural essential oils and their various aspects like benefits, usage and cautions etc.
Hope you all will relish reading this. Kindly share your thoughts.
(Note: Please use your own discretion and do a patch test while following any advises because everyone's skin if different)
What is Orange oil ?
Orange oil is an essential oil produced by cells within the peel of an orange fruit (Citrus sinensis fruit). In contrast to most essential oils, it is extracted as a by-product of orange juice production.
It has citrus / lemony aroma which is very soothing and relaxing for mind and body.
Its is also used as a natural cleanser, anti bacterial and deodorizer :-)
Its frequently added in perfumes, aroma bath salts and soaps etc. Its also used to remove ants by its strong aroma due to which ants loose their scent trail. Its a natural reptile repellent for kitchen due to its non toxic nature.
What are its benefits ?
Skin healing properties
Anti bacterial and Anti septic
Keeps the skin healthy and radiant
Helps to relieve acne and reduce sebum production
Relieves stress and calms the mind
Neroli Oil (Bitter orange tree oil) acts as anti ageing
Relief from head ache
Reduces stomach bloating ( 3 drops of Lavender oil + 1 drop of Orange oil) rubbed on stomach
Room freshner (put a few drops of oil with water in a spray bottle)
How to use it ?
Orange oil is pretty strong and thus should be used with a carrier (mild oil).
Sweet Almond Oil
Mix 2-3 drops of orange oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
Any caution ?
Its shelf life is usually 6 months. Do check the manufacturing date.
It consists of limonene which is a mild irritant. Reason behind this goes, it leads to dissolution of skin's protective oils.
It may irritate skin if used directly or used more than recommended or in high concentration . This is not advisable for people with dry and sensitive skins.
Check for any allergies to it by doing a patch test on small area of skin and look for any reactions.
Stop using it if skin shows any reaction/irritation/redness/swelling/itching.
Do not ingest it. Also it shows photo-toxicity so do not apply before going out in the sun.
Please consult your doctor for its usage if your you are pregnant, nursing mother or undergoing any medical treament
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I love knowing your thoughts.
Have you tried using natural orange oil for your skin? Did you benefit from it?