January 22, 2018
Ways to Use Citrus Essential Oils
You may have heard a lot about citrus essential oils, but weren’t sure just how they could be used. Here are the top four citrus oils with some of the most popular ways they are used.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot has an aroma that’s a little bit tart and a little bit sweet. Most find it uplifting and relaxing at the same time. Although known for its nice scent, it is an oil used frequently in cosmetics, lotions and perfumes. There is one caution when applying bergamot, it can cause photosensitivity. Don’t apply the oil directly before spending time outdoors.
Lemon Essential Oil
The aroma of lemon oil is bright and joyful. It can be beneficial for skin and hair as well as lightening the environment. It’s often used in a diffuser to help eliminate odors and freshen the air.
Lime Essential Oil
Lime oil has a bright, refreshing scent. It is often diffused, but can also be used in a variety of skin care products. Lime is used in many different blends because of its light scent. Use caution when applying lime essential oil to the skin as it can cause photosensitivity.
Orange Essential Oil
The fragrance of orange essential oil provides a sense of peace, creativity and harmony. It offers a peaceful, yet sweet aroma. It is useful on its own, but often used with a variety of other complementary oils like grapefruit or lemon.
White Grapefruit Essential Oil
White grapefruit essential oil has a fresh citrus scent, that can be a little bit bitter, just like the fruit. It has a variety of uses and can be used with other blends. It blends well with other citrus oils, but also works well with spice oils like rosemary and lavender.
By Mary Olinger
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