In alternative medicine, Sandalwood essential oil is typically used for the following health problems:
- Common cold
- Urinary tract infections
- Liver and gallbladder problems
- Digestive problems
- Muscle problems
- Mental disorders
Not only is hazelnut oil moisturizing, as you might expect, but it also has a reputation as being a good oil for oily skin, since its natural properties help balance oils. Hazelnut oil has been used for oily skin and minimizing the size of pores because of its unique properties. A high content of catechins and tannins (healthy flavonoids) make this oil a “dry” oil that feels smooth and toning on the skin. Its properties help balance oils and make your pores appear smaller.
The fatty acids in the oil are helpful for dry skin and help your skin moisturized. You can combine canola oil with some essential oils as a lotion for your body.
Sweet orange essential oil comes from Citrus sinensis, the oranges you are used to eating. It is derived from the fruit, especially the rind. It is mostly used in aromatherapy but has been studied for topical application (applied to the skin).
There are other types of orange essential oils you may come across. Bitter orange essential oil comes from the rind of the fruit of Citrus aurantium. It is used in aromatherapy, topical application, and internal use (in capsules).
Other types of orange essential oil include neroli oil (from the flowers of Citrus aurantium), petigrain oil (from the leaves of Citrus aurantium), mandarin oil (Citrus reticulata Blanco), and bergamot oil (Citrus bergamia Risso and Piot).
Sesame oil is filled with ingredients that are capable of providing a nice and silky texture for your skin. Presence of fatty acids along with linoleic acid makes them an effective moisturizer for skin. They are also rich in vitamin E, D and B complex which makes them effective enough to reduce scars and other rashes on the skin. Seasame oil is highly nutritious and lubricating in nature that helps in the strengthening of hair.
How to Use Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet orange essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Because of its potential phototoxic effects, it should always be diluted and dermal applications avoided before exposure to sunlight.
Use several drops in direct palm inhalation to shift mental negativity and enliven stale air.
Add several drops to bathwater to help eliminate toxins, boost the lymphatic and immune systems and calm the nerves.
Add several drops orange oil to a clean damp washcloth and toss in the dryer to freshen linens.
Add 10 drops orange oil and three drops peppermint oil to a spray bottle for a revivifying air freshener.
Diffuse orange oil in the office or at home to create a pleasant atmosphere.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil Recipes
Garden Insect Spray: 4 drops sweet orange oil, 2 drops grapefruit oil, 2 drops lavender oil, 2 drops chamomile oil in 100ml bottle; spray affected leaves
Massage Oil: 4 drops sweet orange oil, 8 drops plai oil, 2 drops black pepper oil, 2 drops neroli oil in 15 mL jojoba oil
Rose Floral Water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin and get rid of acne. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores.