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Citrus Essentials Oils

Everything You Need To Know About Citrus Essential Oils

The next time you eat a fresh orange, squeeze a portion of the peel with the colourful side out. You'll notice that the rind emits a tiny amount of aromatic fluid. This fluid is the essential oil. The rinds of citrus fruits give them their highly aromatic and familiar aroma. Most commercially available citrus essential oils are extracted by cold pressing the rinds of the citrus fruits.

Citrus Essential Oils Characteristics

These oils are often associated with light, summery aromas. However, they are just as lovely to use during the colder months. They help to uplift the spirits and are energising. Most of citrus oils are generally regarded as top notes. They help lift an aroma and brighten more earthy, deep aromas like patchouli or vetiver.

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Popular Citrus Essential Oils

Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis)

Often referred to as Orange Essential Oil or Orange Oil, it is readily available and is among the most inexpensive of all essential oils. Energising and widely used in commercial cleaners, it helps to naturally cut through grease. We use it in our Geranium & Orange Body Lotion and Hand Wash and Winding Down Shower Gel.

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)

With a powerfully fresh traditional lemon fragrance, this oil is energising and uplifting. It's a good choice to diffuse when trying to clear a room of the smell of cigarette smoke or other unpleasant aromas. Find it in our Gentle Facial Wash and Exhilarating Shower Gel.

Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia)

Apart from floral Neroli Essential Oil, cold-pressed Lime Essential Oil is the most aromatically potent of the fruity citrus oils. Known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify, and renew the spirit and mind, this zesty oil is an ingredient in our Cucumber, Aloe & Lime Soap.

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Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi)

Grapefruit is known for its bittersweet, tart flavour. However, grapefruit essential oil, while still slightly tart, is sweet-smelling, bright, and uplifting. An essential ingredient in our Zesty Exfoliating Shower Gel and Grapefruit, Cypress & Juniper Massage Balm.

Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)

Among the more expensive of the cold-pressed citrus oils, its aroma is reminiscent of orange but is more complex with an underlying floral characteristic. It can be helpful during periods of depression and is known for its ability to combat oily skin. We use bergapten-free oil in our Oleo Men's Shaving Cream and After Shave Balm.

Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)

A favourite with children and parents, mandarin is the sweetest and tends to be the most calming of the citrus oils, making it a good oil to use before bed. It adds a lovely, fruity aroma to our Zesty Exfoliating Shower Gel

Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium)

Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, petitgrain essential oil has its own unique aroma. Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, it can be found in our Men's Shaving Cream and After Shave Balm.

Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara)

The most costly of the citrus essential oils, it’s steam distilled from the fragrant blossoms of the orange tree. Intensely floral, citrusy, sweet, and exotic, we add this beautiful oil to our Orange Blossom Cleansing Cream and Replenishing Facial Moisturiser to help maintain skin moisture and oils.

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Experience the Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils with Oleo's Skincare Products

Citrus essential oils are not only a feast for the senses, but they also offer numerous benefits for the mind and body. Whether you're looking for a burst of energy, a mood booster, or a natural way to combat oily skin, citrus essential oils have something for everyone.

Shop Oleo's Skincare Products

Why not experience the invigorating and uplifting effects of citrus essential oils for yourself? Explore our Oleo range of skincare products infused with the goodness of these oils. Our vegan body moisturisers, hand washes, and facial cleansers, along with the whole Oleo Bodycare range, are formulated to nourish your skin whilst providing an unparalleled aromatic experience. Transform your daily skincare routine into a luxurious and sensorial ritual.

Feel the natural goodness of citrus fruits and indulge in the ultimate pampering experience that your skin deserves.

Posted on August 15th 2023

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