Friday, September 14, 2012

Oranges - They're not just for juice!

Sure oranges are known for being delicious as a drink, in dishes like orange chicken, or just by themselves. However, oranges also contain special aromatherapy properties when turned into essential oils.  Orange is a bright and uplifting scent and when infused into oil, it can help with depression, tension, stress, sleep-deprivation, colds and flu.

It is believed that when orange is used in a cream or lotion it also assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify congested skin.  Although orange is a good general skin tonic, it is great for older more mature skin, helping with dermatitis, acne and soothing a dry irritated skin. The general tonic affect of orange oil seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin.

At Laura's Lotions, we enjoy orange in our Creamsicle Orange lotion, made from orange essential oil, aloe vera, and organic olive oil.

Here are some great resources for orange essential oil information:
http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/orange.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl4rDNUX62I
Happy Reading!
Laura
Laura's Lotions


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