Citrus oils are some of the most versatile essential oils. They can be used for many things including energizing your mood, soothing emotions, supporting healthy blood pressure, and even cleaning your home! HBN's selection of citrus oils includes Bergamot, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, and Sweet Orange. All of our citrus oils are cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit.
Citrus oils can be used internally, topically, or diffused. They bring a delicious zing when added to water or recipes. When applying citrus oils directly to the skin, it's best to avoid sunlight for at least 12 hours as they may cause skin to sunburn. Diffusing citrus oils is a great way to take advantage of their energizing, uplifting aroma and their air purifying abilities.
Research has verified Bergamot’s capacity for restoring emotional balance and, in the process, enhancing the efficacy of treatments for depression and anxiety disorders. It is soothing and grounding to those who are anxious or overly stimulated, yet uplifting and stabilizing to individuals suffering from depression.*
Carrier oils, also known as message oils, are so named because they "carry" essential oils onto the skin. Carrier oils are used when necessary to dilute essential oils for use on the skin. Grapeseed Oil is the preferred carrier oil for use with children and during pregnancy. It has several important health benefits, and is a good source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. *
An amazing cleanser and purifier, Lemon has been known to be antiviral and anti-infectious. As a result, it is considered the #1 Essential Oil to kill bacteria. According to Dr. Jean Valnet, when tested against other Essential Oils for airborne germs, Lemon came out as the number one disinfectant for the air.*
Pink Grapefruit is a very refreshing oil helpful in combatting depression and fatigue. It is cooling, cleansing, decongesting, and can be beneficial for the liver and a sluggish lymph system. Like many of the citrus oils, Pink Grapefruit, has a unique “fat dissolving” characteristic. Pink Grapefruit is famous for reducing cellulite and can be used with a favorite carrier oil.*
Sweet Orange is one of the most valuable essences to use for digestive complaints including nausea and vomiting, especially of biliary-type; constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and possibly weight loss through its effect on fats.*