Essential oils, the fragrant, therapeutic and powerful fuel that grows the tallest of trees and the most magnificent of flowers, are incredibly beneficial for your skin. Nature provides an abundance of botanicals from which we can extract these precious oils, and the most familiar come from fruits that we see every week at the local farmer’s market: citrus fruits.
Citrus fruits aren’t only ripe and refreshing foods that burst with nutrients like vitamin C, they contain major protective and revitalizing properties to enhance and illuminate your complexion. On top of that, they are generally very uplifting and invigorating to your senses, which is why people love using citrus oils for aromatherapy when they need a little pick-me-up or a natural anti-stress fix.
Let’s explore 4 amazing citrus essential oils and how they can help enhance your beauty routine.
White Grapefruit Essential Oil
White grapefruit is tart and slightly less sweet-smelling than the red variety, but it is still incredibly rejuvenating. It possesses potent antibacterial properties, which is why it’s a key ingredient in our Extraordinary Face Oil Wooshie’s Blend for Oily/Problematic Skin, which restores balance in oily skin while preventing and tackling blemish formation, as well as in our new Mandarin Cleanser. White grapefruit is also known to combat greasiness and boost the skin’s immunity.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli comes from the flowers of the bitter orange tree, and it is one of the most amazing anti-aging oils available thanks to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. On top of that, neroli oil is known to help renew skin cells so that the fresh, healthy ones are always at the surface, as well as boost elasticity. Neroli also helps balance skin, whether you’re combination, oily or dry. Neroli is a vital part of our Extraordinary Face Oil Nancy’s Blend for Healing/Sensitive Skin for its potent healing, calming and anti-aging benefits.
Mandarin Essential Oil
Who doesn’t feel instantly more cheerful after a whiff of mandarin oranges? In addition to its inspiring and stimulating effects, the essential oil of this humble fruit is highly protective. It is antiseptic, antibacterial and toning, which means it helps protect your skin from infections while keeping it fresh, taut and absolutely radiant. With the perfect amount of mandarin essential oil, like in our Mandarin Cleanser, the skin is purified and brought back to life.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon is arguably most famously known for its detoxifying abilities for the body, which is why many health experts recommend starting your day with a tall glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. But for skin, lemon’s oils are also deeply nourishing and revitalizing. Not only does it help soften skin, but it is also antiseptic to help stave off blemishes and excess oil. (You can even use lemon essential oil to help reduce dandruff and produce strong, shiny hair.) Lemon essential oil is what helps produce supple, smooth skin after using our Mandarin Cleanser.
Bonus Lifestyle Tip: To add luxury and beauty to your daily work routine, mix 2-3 drops of your favorite citrus essential oil into a spray bottle with water and shake. Add a gorgeous vase of flowers to your desk and spritz your work area with the mixture. This is a wonderful way to add a bit of “summer” to your work area and uplift your senses!