We use orange oil in our facial care products, not only because of its wonderful scent. But it can do much more than that and actually has a caring and soothing effect. You can find out exactly what it can do here.
Obtaining orange oil
Originally the orange comes from China. But in the meantime it can be found in almost all subtropical regions. The oil of the orange is an essential oil that is extracted from orange peel by cold pressing. There are sweet and bitter orange oils, depending on which citrus plant the oil is extracted from. Bitter orange oil is made from the bitter orange, sweet oil from the sweet orange.
Orange oil in aromatherapy
Its fresh, sweet and citrus scent is unmistakable. It brightens the mood and reduces stress. That is why it is also frequently used in aromatherapy. Farewell winter blues! Its relaxing effect has a calming effect, counteracts inner restlessness and reduces stress.
Components of the oil
In our INCI list you can read about the main ingredient of orange oil: Lime. Furthermore the oil contains linalool, citral, aldehydes, terpineol, as well as vitamin C.
Orange oil in beauty and care products
Orange oil is used internally and externally as a care product. It is mostly used in cases of lack of appetite or stomach problems.
As a beauty product on the skin, orange oil has a particularly caring, antibacterial, antiviral and disinfecting effect. Therefore it also helps with wound healing, but also reduces inflammation of the skin and skin impurities. Large skin pores become smaller due to its astringent effect. Oily skin produces less sebum, the complexion of the skin appears more matte. The oil also has a lightening effect, which reduces pigmentation spots. At the same time, it stimulates cell renewal and can thus combat minor wrinkles.
Essential oils can cause allergies, so you should test them beforehand, for example in the crook of your arm. If you do not have any skin irritations due to the oil, there is no reason why you should not take advantage of its many positive properties.