Available exclusively online, ***Free Shipping on all orders $49 and over***

All About Essential Oils: The Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

October 06, 2015

Orange! It's one of my favorite essential oils. In fact, it's a hit for many because of it's sweet aroma and familiarity. It's a favorite of all ages, too, and that is one reason you will find it in our brand new Orange Dream Lip Oil from (seed).
It's also one of the available essential oils for our new Custom Blends line. It makes for a great start to the day in a body wash-- it invigorates the senses and makes me feel happy on a cloudy morning!
Aside from being uplifting, there are many other benefits of Orange Essential Oil. Let's learn more.
Seed Body Care features Orange Essential Oil
  • Distilled from orange rinds, 100% pure orange essential oil (Citrus Sinensis) features a citrusy, sweet aroma.
  • Orange essential oil is noted for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Medical research has shown benefits in reducing anxiety. In fact, there was a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2012 that showed Sweet Orange Oil can help reduce anxiety levels and promote relaxation.

 New Seed Custom Blends feature

Aside from its aromatherapy benefits, Sweet Orange Oil can help improve the appearance of your skin.
  • If your skin is looking dull, orange can brighten a lackluster appearance
  • Orange is such a versatile oil in skin care, as it can benefit nearly everyone.
  • Oily skin types will adore Orange because it has astringent properties and may help to absorb excess sebum.
  • Dry skin types will like this oil because it is hydrating an soothing to parched skin.
May we suggest the following oils for your Custom Blends?

Try blending Orange Essential Oil with Ginger, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Clary Sage & Coriander. What blend will you create? We'd love to hear your plans in the comments section below.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Lately I've been paying more attention

Fall Lip Care Tips and Tricks
Fall Lip Care Tips and Tricks

October 09, 2018

Smooth lips are key for matte lipstick and lip stain application.

 

Red, bold berries, and purples can be unforgiving, especially when you have dry lips. Lips need to be primed and prepped before you apply lip color.

Picture the exterior of a house with paint that has chipped and peeled. If you hired a painter, would he just take out the paint and roll right over the shingles? No. The paint would not go on evenly and it would be bumpy and peel even more. The painter would scrape away the old paint, smooth the wood, make sure it is cleaned properly and prepped for painting. The canvas needs to be smooth for the paint to adhere and look its best. The same goes for your lips. If your lips are chapped or flaky and you apply lipstick, every imperfection show. The color will not properly adhere and your lips will not look good. You need to prepare the lip surface first.

View full article →

The Important Difference Between Unscented and Fragrance Free
The Important Difference Between Unscented and Fragrance Free

October 01, 2018 1 Comment

Fragrance free is what you are looking for.

This means that no fragrances (artificial or otherwise) have been added to the product (or should mean that, watch for tougher regulations monitoring that coming).  As we know, artificial fragrances are the #1 irritant on skin and one of the most potentially harmful ingredients we can encounter - because they contain phthalates -- see more information below.

They are linked to many health issues, from allergies and asthma to cancer. Simply put, these fragrances are making people sick. In its truest definition, "fragrance free," means you should not have to worry about those nasty synthetics. Nothing should be added to remove the natural scents from the butters, oils, and other natural ingredients in the products.  In other words, you may smell some of the product’s ingredients such as the olive oil or shea butter.

Did you know?

Honestly, it can be confusing. Many people assume that unscented and fragrance free are interchangeable terms. This is wrong, however.

View full article →

How is Seed Soft Balm different from other natural skin care balms?
How is Seed Soft Balm different from other natural skin care balms?

September 25, 2018

Yes, Seed Soft Balm is a luxury skin balm. While there are other luxury body balm products out there. they tend to feature long ingredients lists that include “everything but the kitchen skin” -- a long ingredients list doesn’t equate to a better product. It has a greater chance of causing skin reactions, and that is something we are very mindful of here at Seed.

There is a method to our madness. Have you ever noticed that "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to formulation that I mentioned above? When you look at labels, there are something more than 20 ingredients in a single product! More doesn't equal better. Actually, the truth is that when you throw in many different oils and botanicals, they can counteract each other's effects, reducing the benefits. We don't want that. They also are MUCH more likely to cause an allergic response.

View full article →