Citrus Essential Oils

Oh Baby, Gotta Love the Citrus!

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Citrus is crisp, fresh, uplifting, invigorating, and mouthwatering. It’s beautiful just to look at! Your citrus essential oils should be this way too!

Who doesn’t LOVE citrus essential oils?! They are one of my personal favorite things to use in the summer because they just smell so good, fresh, and feel like summer.

Citrus essential oils are usually cold pressed from the rind of the fruit, they do not come from the inside juice of the fruit. Because they come from the rind they will have a different phytochemical makeup than the juice does.

In the United States, citrus groves are routinely sprayed with all kinds of chemicals and pesticides. It is the rind of the fruit that is covered with these sprays. Because citrus oils are cold pressed from the rind of the fruit, if the citrus has been sprayed with ANY chemicals or pesticides, then 100% of those toxic chemicals are squeezed right into the resulting essential oil yield. This is why it is so critical that is you use citrus essential oils that they are certified organic. NONorganic citrus oils will contain unusually high levels of toxic chemicals and pesticides. This means that most citrus oils contain varying amounts of very toxic pesticide poisons that you do not want to be using. TIP: If your bottle of citrus oil does NOT have the USDA seal on the label, then it is NOT organic! (no matter what anyone tells you, that is how you tell for sure.) If the USDA seal is on the label, then it is organic.

Most citrus essential oils produced in the United States are ultimately used in cleaning supplies. They are NONorganic (because it doesn’t matter for cleaning supplies) and processed (standardized) to meet the commercial requirements. This is not the grade of essential oil you want to be using for your aromatherapy, on and in your body, but this is the quality that most essential oil companies offer you.

Purify Skin Therapy’s certified organic citrus essential oils are especially potent, fresh, and crisp. We use only the purest, organic, therapeutic grades of citrus oils. You can tell a lot about a company from their citrus oils. We have compared our citrus oils to dozens of “good” essential oils companies and have never found their equal.

There are so many citrus oils to choose from:

Lemon, Orange, Red Mandarin, Green Mandarin, Bergamot, Lime, Tangerine, and Grapefruit.

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Here are some tips for using these amazing citrus oils during this summer season.

ALL citrus oils are antidepressant, and mood lifting. You almost cannot smell their tart, citrus goodness without just feeling better! Diffuse citrus oils around your house for a light, uplifting mood enhancing vibe.

Citrus is a lovely, brightening addition to teas, drinks, smoothies, and even frostings, ice creams, and desserts. When ingested citrus oils aid the liver in detoxification, aid the body in digestion, and are even chemopreventive. They are actually really good for your body, BUT be sure if you are going to ingest citrus oils that they are certified organic, otherwise they contain too many toxins to swallow!

Some citrus essential oils are amazing for the skin. Lemon and orange are two that are really good. They decongest skin, are anti-wrinkle, and are anti-aging. Be sure to dilute them before applying to the skin, and be sure to look at our safety tip below:

Safety

There are safety issues, even with fairly gentle citrus oils. Most citrus oils are phototoxic, which means you cannot apply them to your skin and then go out into the sun or UV light. Citrus oils may cause you to burn (badly) where they were applied, or cause your skin to change colors (even green or blue). This effect can last for weeks, months, or years. Just be sure not to topically apply citrus essential oils and then go out into the sun. After applying citrus oils to the skin you should wait 12 hours before going into the sun or UV light. I tell people to apply citrus oils at night time. Then, by the time you would be in the sun the next day you’ll be perfectly fine.

Be sure your citrus oils are certified organic! Get some of Purify’s amazing citrus essential oils and start using them today!

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