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Whether you are in need of cheering up, freshening up or keeping your skin squeaky clean, the sweet orange essential oil usually does the trick. Used throughout the world in various beauty products to boost circulation, slow down signs of ageing, or boost the skin’s moisture, its rejuvenating effect makes it one of the most popular essential oils globally. So, how do you use sweet orange essential oil in skincare?
Here are 8 ways to get you started.
1. Refreshing Face Toner
If you are after a quick pick-me-up, try mixing orange blossom floral water with melissa floral water and ginger glycerite for a rejuvenating face toner. The orange blossom is said to soothe the skin and improve overall hydration. At the same time, melissa floral water awakens dull skin, and ginger glycerite will help restore moisture to the skin. Check out the full recipe here.
2. Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil for Clear Complexion
Step away from chemical-laden facial cleansers and exfoliators. Instead, opt for an all-natural facial cleanser that lifts excess sebum, makeup and grime from your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Mix rice bran oil with peach kernel oil, vitamin E and zesty sweet orange essential oil to create light textured oil that gently cleanses, nourishes and tones your skin. And by including orange essential oil, it will leave you looking radiant for the night. You can find the full recipe here.
3. Nourishing Ointment to Protect Skin
Easy to prepare, sweet orange face balm is a great way to protect your skin from the harshness of winter weather. With its refreshing citrus scent and powerful soothing properties, it will be your skin’s best friend. Combine beeswax, mango and cupuacu butter, vanilla-infused peach kernel, rice bran, and essential oils. Keep the mixture in a jar in a cool, dry place and use it as needed to nourish and protect your skin from the cold. You can find the recipe here.
4. Moisturising Body Lotion for Dry Skin
Adding moisturising lotion into your daily routine will give your parched skin the moisture boost it needs. This body lotion can help! The sweet orange ginger body lotion is a great way to perk up dull skin. A combination of nourishing butter and oils, distilled water, glycerin, and essential oils, will help you fend off dryness, soften, and protect the skin from dry, cold weather. Its wonderful citrusy aroma and light texture are sure to have you reaching for it again and again. Check it out here.
5. Silky Hand Creams to Nourish Dry Skin
Nourishing hand cream is a must-have in your skincare arsenal. It will help soften dry hands and combat the damage inflicted by the dry winter weather. So, what better way to hydrate your hands than with a sweet orange vanilla hand cream. It’s a great way to combat the dryness and, at the same time, introduce your skin to the uplifting scent of sweet orange essential oil. You Check out the recipe here.
6. Exfoliating Scrub Bar for Smooth Feet
If you want to make your feet look and feel smoother, try adding ground orange peels into your foot scrub. Mix them with ground apricot kernels, sweet orange and peppermint essential oil for a spa-like treatment. While peppermint oil will soothe and refresh tired feet, the uplifting scent of sweet orange will help you relax and get you ready for a restful night’s sleep. You can find the recipe here.
7. Refreshing Foot Cream For Dry, Tired Feet
If you are experiencing dry feet, try this sweet orange peppermint foot cream for a fast fix. The creamy texture of cocoa seed butter and beeswax will help soothe and hydrate the dry skin on your feet. At the same time, the peppermint essential oil will cool, refresh your feet and help alleviate foot odour. You can find the recipe here.
8. Natural Deodorant with Lasting Freshness
With the excessive use of deodorants and antiperspirants, many of us have experienced skin irritation and rashes caused by synthetic ingredients. All-natural sweet orange kaolin deodorant is a simple and effective way to combat odour without any harsh chemicals. This nourishing, skin-soothing recipe is made with organic cocoa butter, sunflower oil, kaolin clay and sweet orange, and melissa essential oil will keep your armpits fresh for hours. You can find the recipe here.
So, there you have it—eight recipes to try out at home. I hope you find them helpful and will give them a go. Let me know how it goes in the comments below.
Please note even though sweet orange is generally safe to use for most people, some people may be sensitive or allergic to it. Be sure to do a patch test before trying any DIY beauty product. If your skin turns red, itchy, or you experience any irritations discontinue using immediately. If you are pregnant talk to your midwife or doctor before using essential oils.