About Orange Peel Oil
Extracted by cold compression from the peels of bitter oranges, orange peel oil has magnificent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is also rich in flavonoids as well as vitamins A and C.
In traditional medicine, orange peel oil has been used to treat digestive and circulatory problems, and is widely acknowledged for its ability to breakdown fat, and is therefore commonly used in weight loss products.
However, its above mentioned properties combined with antiseptic and detoxifying qualities also make this oil an excellent ingredient for skin conditioning, toning, and anti-aging formulations.
How It Works
Containing Alpha Pinene, Citronellal, Geranial, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and Neral, orange peel oil is an effective anti-inflammatory that works to soothe, detoxify and tone the skin. By increasing the production of collagen, this oil is able to help diminish or remove fine lines and wrinkles while reducing puffiness; providing you with younger looking skin. Its toning properties also make it beneficial in the treatment of cellulite.
The antibacterial properties of orange peel oil can also make it a useful tool in treating fungal infections such as ringworm and athlete’s foot.
There are some concerns with taking orange peel oil as a dietary supplement. Used topically at full strength, it may increase the risk of sunburn in some people, particularly those with light coloured skin. However, when used in formulations such as with Nature’s Aid, any increased risk of sunburn is removed.
Binomial Name: Citrus Aurantium Amara
Common Name: Orange Peel Oil
Source: Peel of the Bitter Orange
EWG Score: 1
Proven and Possible Benefits
Acne Anti-aging Collagen production Fine lines and wrinkles Skin smoothing Even skin tone
Anti-inflammatory Athlete’s Foot Ringworm Sore muscles Pain