Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, better known as the orange, is recognized for providing emotional and physical relief through aromatherapy. This fruit with an unmistakable uplifting aroma not only evokes emotional delight, but long lasting anti-aging skin therapy as well.

Due to the rich vitamin and nutrient content contained within, various components of the orange are used for many different skin benefits that this fruit beholds. From the extracts and oils of its fruit, seeds, stems, leaves, rind, and peel, each is used in skin care in a variety of ways. A highly efficient source of skin and health benefits, each component may be used; even the stems and leaves are used for cleansing qualities as a safer alternative to chemical lathering agents.

Sometimes known as Citrus sinensis (and “sweet orange), the fruit extract and oil comes from the flesh of the sweet orange and is most commonly used in skin care for its remarkable exfoliating properties, smoothing fine lines, stimulating new cell growth, and replenishing moisturization and thickness of the epidermis. Packed with alpha hydroxy acids, orange fruit extract has demonstrated significant effects on keratinization, as well as stimulating collagen and elastin syntheses, and minimizing damage to sun damaged skin.

Orange oil extracted from the peels of oranges, is recognized for anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing, and purifying abilities. When applied topically as an ingredient in skin care or with a carrier oil, orange oil (also known as “sweet orange oil”) helps to soothe dry and irritated skin, as well as detoxify congested skin – making this oil a highly beneficial ingredient in the treatment of acne and dermatitis. The oil also bestows a myriad of anti-aging qualities such as increasing collagen production, smoothing the appearance of fine lines, brightening, and impeding the development of wrinkles. Valuable in massage therapy and body work for its detoxifying abilities, the essential oil targets the lymph tissues, thus balancing fluids and combating fluid retention while eliminating toxins from within the skin. When used in aromatherapy, orange essential oil is used to balance emotions, induce relaxation, awaken the senses, and invigorate the mind. Often used as an antidepressant, just a mere whiff of the orange essential oil can relieve anxiety, and calm feelings of distress.

Our recommendations for products using the benefits of orange:

Bordeaux Mask

Muscat Spot

Pinot Noir Body Cleanser

Pinot Noir Body Cream

Lambrusco Facial & Body Cleanser

Lambrusco Body Moisturizer

Signature Mask Activator

Signature Mask Powder

Vitamin C Enzyme Booster (for use with the d’vine Signature Mask)

Wine Salt Glow®

Muscat Mask

Mourvedre Massage Oil

“Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Seed Oil,” Cosmeticsinfo.org, http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=1827

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