Live Bare Amber Feature: Orange Oil
Where It Comes From
Orange essential oil is obtained from the peels of the orange fruit using an extraction method known as cold compression. While most essential oils are extracted using steam distillation, oils from citrus peels are cold-pressed to preserve all of their amazing, aromatic botanicals. During the cold-pressing process, the orange peels are punctured and the oils are pressed out, leaving just the oil and some fruit juice. The juice is then extracted, leaving just the orange essential oil behind.
The benefits of essential oils mainly stem from their phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are what produce metabolic changes at the cellular level, whether by themselves or synergically with one another. Of all the components in orange essential oil, limonene (specifically D-limonene) is what forms the major bulk of the oil, making it responsible for most of the oil’s beneficial properties.
The concentrated scent of orange oil is citrusy, sweet, refreshing, and juicy, reminiscent of the fresh fruit. Its scent can also be described as uplifting, inspiring, warming, and harmonizing.
Orange essential oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, has antioxidant properties, and is both an antiseptic and antimicrobial. The anti-inflammatory properties help with common, acute skin conditions such as rashes, itching, and redness, as well as with chronic skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and more. The anti-aging properties stem from the antioxidants in the oil which promote vitamin C absorption, produce collagen, and generate blood flow. The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties prevent the development and spread of bacteria and germs.
So what does this mean for our complexion?
Because of the oil’s countless number of amazing properties, it contributes to our skin becoming brighter, clearer, and more moisturized. Our complexion becomes more supple, glowing, and healthier. And it actually is healthy.
Orange essential oil is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and sedative. It boosts energy and creativity, promotes feelings of relaxation and peacefulness, eases anxiety and stress, lifts mood, and balances emotions.
Physically, it also:
- helps soothe tense muscles,
- promotes the elimination of toxins,
- aids in digestion, and
- stimulates lymphatic action, resulting in detoxification.
With Vitamin C incorporated into Live Bare Amber, your complexion will be looking more and more flawless after each use. Have you tried Live Bare Amber yet?!