Did you know that choosing the right skin care product can also have an impact on your mood and mindset? It’s true. Think of the scents your gravitate towards when you’re stressed or in need of some R & R — lavender, chamomile, or soothing vanilla come to mind. Citrus essential oils for aromatherapy, though, also possess great benefits! Whether these oils are found in an gently cleansing body wash or in a hand cream to give you the look of younger looking hands, incorporating citrus oils in your beauty routine will help awaken your senses!
Let’s take a look at some of the aromatherapy benefits of three citrus-based essential oils used in skin care products. Try citrus when you're in need of some energy or even for a clear mind.
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil -- This oil comes from the rind of the grapefruit. In skin care, it has the wonderful ability to tone the skin and act as an astringent. Did you know that aromatherapists believe the scent of pink grapefruit oil can help improve your self esteem and give you a positive outlook?
Tangerine Essential Oil -- Tangerine oil actually contains many antioxidants. These help to fight free radicals. In skin care, tangerine oil has been shown to help alleviate redness and swelling. This oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to treat nervousness, but at the same time it is also invigorating and helps to improve your mood.
Lime Essential Oil -- In aromatherapy, lime is associated with freshness, clarity and a cheerful attitude. It is a happy scent shown to treat and relive minor stress and improve your mental clarity. In skin care, it can help treat minor wounds and aid in the healing of scars.
Have you tried body care products with citrus oils? Do they make you feel more uplifted?