The most popular fruit in the world, sweet oranges are widely grown in Asia, Brazil, southern Europe and the US. This oil has a sweet, juicy citrus scent. A popular antiseptic, used in fresheners and perfumes.
Ingredient(s): 100% pure essential oil of Citrus x sinensis (orange)
Part(s) used: peel
Country of origin: Italy
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DIY Beauty: Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn't just for acne-prone skin though: It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.
Note: If you plan to use orange oil on your skin, ensure that you only use it at night. The reason for this is that it is photosensitive and should never be worn when heading out into the sun.
DIY Cleaning: Orange essential oil is antiseptic, with demonstrated antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser when combined with 1/4 cup of castile soap and water and used to spray down stovetops or countertops.
Directions: Enjoy in a diffuser, as a room spray, in a hot bath, in diy beauty and cleaning remedies and as a massage oil. For skincare, do not use more than 5-10 drops of essential oil for every 20ml of carrier oil, alcohol or water.
Caution: For external use only. Do not use undiluted. Stop using if you experience a reaction. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medical supervision. Not suitable for young children.