What are citrus oils?
Citrus oils are the oils that belong to the citrus family and extracted from peels and rinds of citrus plants. Some of the citrus oils are lemon oil, tangerine oil and lime oil
What is considered a citrus essential oil?
Following is a list of essential oils that fall in the category of citrus oils: · Lemon oil · Lime oil · Tangerine oil · Wild orange oil · Sweet Orange oil · Bitter orange oil · Blood orange oil · Bergamot oil · Grapefruit oil · Mandarin oil · Tangerine oil · Citronella oil · Neroli oil · Lemongrass oil · Petitgrain oil
What is citrus oil good for?
Citrus oils are good for many health related uses; some of the benefits of citrus oils are listed below:
- When used in aromatherapy, citrus oils uplifts the mood and energizes the spirits
- Citrus oils are high in antioxidants and hence effective as anti-ageing oils.
- It is used to drive away bugs and mosquitoes.
- When used regularly it improves immunity power.
- It has an aroma that is utilized in air fresheners.
- It is good for skin and hair health.
- It boosts stomach functions.
What citrus oils are bad for dogs?
Citrus oils are generally considered toxic for dogs when inhaled or ingested. Read the instructions on the bottle’s label before diffusing the oil near pets.
What citrus oils are okay for making sunscreen?
Citrus oils have shown to increase the UV damage caused to the skin. It is recommended that you do not use citrus oils for making sunscreens; and, stop using sunscreens that have citrus oils as an ingredient.
What diffuser can use citrus oils?
Citrus oils can be diffused in any diffuser – nebulizer diffuser, reed diffuser, water diffuser, fan style diffuser, candle diffuser and electric heat diffuser.
What citrus oils have the highest d-limonene?
Grapefruit essential oil and orange essential oil have over 90% d-limonene content in its composition.
Which citrus essentials oils are not phototoxic?
Experts are divided over the phototoxicity of citrus essential oils. The list of citrus essential oils that are phototoxic and non-photoxic varies, based on the study or opinion of aromtherapists. However, the one citrus oil that you can be assured off is bergamot essential oil.
Why are citrus essential oils such good solvents?
The active ingredients in citrus essential oils make them good solvents.
Is lemon oil same as citrus oil?
Citrus oil is a category of essential oils. Lemon essential oil falls under the category of citrus oils because it is extracted from citrus plant Citrus limon.
Is lemongrass a citrus oil?
Lemongrass is extracted from the leaves and stalks of the Cymbopogon citratus herb or lemongrass plant and has a citrusy aroma. It also contains limonene like other citrus oils. So, lemongrass oil is treated as a citrus oil; although, few might say that it does not belong to the category of citrus oils.
How citrus oils affect insects?
Citrus oils have insecticidal and fungicidal properties because of the ingredients including terpenoids. Citrus oils are used to kill and drive away insects, bugs and mosquitoes.
How to prevent citrus essential oils from oxidizing?
By storing the oils away from sunlight and in low temperature places lowers the risk of oxidation. The simplest way to prevent citrus essential oils from oxidizing is to refrigerate it.
How citrus oils help weight loss?
Citrus oils boost the functioning of the stomach and digestive process. It removes toxins and increases metabolism. Together with other weight loss regimen, citrus oils help with weight loss.
How to use citrus oils?
There are a few ways of using citrus oils:
- It can be diffused in the room by an aroma diffuser.
- It can be diluted and stored in a spritzer to be used as a room freshener.
- It can be added to carrier oils and massaged on the body, face and scalp.
- It can be added to bath water.
- It can be applied on clothes, blankets and pillows.