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Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil

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Inci:Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil Expressed

A fresh, fruity, sweet, tangy aroma of oranges. Even more “juicy” and richer than Orange essential oil.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A dark yellow to deep orange, volatile oil from expression of the peel of the ripe blood orange fruit.
 
The flesh of the fruit has blood red colour segments.
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Blood Orange Essential Oil are:Masking, Skin Conditioning.
 
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Helps to brighten dull and oily complexions, so it is ideal in teenage and problem skin lotions, gels and serums.
 
One of the few essential oils that are safe to use on small children.
 
Very refreshing and relaxing, so it can be used in a wide range of everyday skin care creams, lotions and gels.
 
It supports collagen formation in the skin so add to night creams, body lotions and serums.
Hair Care
Improves an oily scalp so it can be included in shampoos for greasy hair.
 
Other
Has a useful diuretic effect and can be used in body wraps.
 
Suggested Blends
Blends well with Grapefruit for use in body wraps.
 
Combine with Frankincense and Cinnamon for a classic Winter fragrance.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS

Do not use in products for direct use in the sun like tanning lotions as it could potentially have a phototoxic effect.

TRADITIONAL USE

Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to gently release emotional tensions such as domestic problems.
 
When you have the feeling of wanting to have a good cry, it can be a good antidepressant and is even more effective than Orange essential oil.
 
Helps find a way through subtle hormonal changes but not PMS.
As an antispasmodic and carminative, it is useful for digestive problems of a nervous origin.
 
Historical Information
Oranges are native to China where they have been listed in Chinese literature since 2,400BC.
 
They were used as both food and medicine in 16th Century when Portuguese explorers brought them back to Europe to cultivate and they quickly became very popular.