Citrus Oils and Skin Care

Citrus Oils and Skin Care
Depending on the time of year, citrus oils can be a wonderful addition to your skin care regimen. Soaps, body sprays and all kind of goodies can enhance your scent wardrobe. Orange, lemon, lemongrass, tangerine and grapefruit are just a few of the citrus oils that give your beauty products a wonderful aroma. They also make great gift items. You can make your own range of holiday gifts using essential oils.

Everybody is a fan of scented oils, soaps, perfumes and other scented body products. So, why not gift your loved ones something that smells wonderful but it is free from all sorts of harmful chemicals? Here are a couple of recipes using citrus oils that will add flavor to your body products. Citrus oils are part of the family of uplifting oil. They can boost your mood, your energy and bring a lively aroma into any room.

Homemade Orange Blossom Body Spray

There’s nothing like the tangy smell of oranges. Your friends are going to love this easy to make body spray. Here’s what you need.

1 oz of distilled water
70 to 90 drops of orange essential oil
½ tsp vegetable glycerin


Mix all the ingredients well and transfer to a mist bottle! Gift wrap and then give away.

Herb and Citrus Soap

There’s nothing like the sweet misty smell of a nice homemade herb and citrus soap.


Assorted herbs and citrus like basil, rosemary and mints
Orange and lemon essential oils
Glycerin soap bar
Cooking spray


Melt the glycerin soap blocks using a double boiler. Melt the soap in small intervals and stir the big chunks into small pieces until the melted mixture is smooth. If you’re in a hurry, you can use a microwave for this step.

When the glycerin has melted, add all the ingredients and mix it together.
Transfer the mixture in a soap mold.
Freeze the mixture.

That's it for this week ...

Try making these items and share them with friends and family. They’ll let you know whether or not you should double your batch the next time you make them.

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