Orange Peel Oil
Citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil is also called orange peel oil. As you may expect, this oil is derived from the Citrus aurantium dulcis plant – the sweet orange. Orange Peel oil has a juicy aroma reminiscent of the fresh fruit. It has a clean, refreshing scent and flavour and contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene.
Orange peel oil is a great home remedy for many things that ail you. It has historically been used as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, diuretic, and soothing tonic. To boost your mood with the bright scent of citrus, use orange peel oil in a homemade diffuser. Combine ¼ cup mineral oil with two tablespoons vodka, and add one tablespoon of orange peel oil. Stir well, place in a jar, add reeds, and enjoy a fresh fragrance each and every day.
One of the biggest Citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil skin benefits is its ability to help the exfoliate skin. It’s high in AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), which allow it to work as an exfoliator and also minimize the effects of photodamage (sun damage) on skin. AHAs also function as water-binding agents (humectants) in cosmetics and help preserve the moisture of your skin and prevent it from drying out. Orange peel oil is a wide-reaching ingredient that has been used in a variety of beauty treatments. Everything from cleansing masks to skin-brightening pastes to orange zest sugar scrubs can be created with a few drops of orange peel oil.
Perhaps the most surprising use of orange peel oil is as a means for pest control. While its bright, citrusy scent is delightful to human noses, it’s a natural repellent to ants. D-limonene, which is found in citrus oils, is toxic to ants and is also useful in masking their scent trails. If you have unwanted ants in your home, simply wet a cotton ball with orange peel oil and wipe it across your baseboards (and any other area you find that serves as a entryway for the insects). Repeat every other day until the problem is resolved.