oil SPOTLIGHT: citrus fresh
This blend is quickly becoming one of my favorites to have on hand during the warm Summer months!
Citrus Fresh is a blend made up of several essential oils, including orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint! The blend has calming and energizing qualities and appeals to both children and adults. It supports the immune system, as it is rich in antioxidants, and promotes positive emotions. It can also be used as an air purifier to get rid of odor or stale air in your home.
It can be used diffused, ingested or applied topically.
Diffuse: I love to diffuse this one because it makes the house smell clean while also uplifting my mood! Although this blend has relaxing qualities, it gives me a little energy boost too, similar to when I diffuse peppermint or lemon. I find that 4-6 drops in the diffuser is a good amount for me, so start there and add more if you'd like a stronger scent.
Ingest: Citrus Fresh Vitality is labeled for internal use and can be ingested. It can be used as part of the popular Weight Loss/Detox Trio, taken in a vegetable capsule, as citrus oils can help the body to detox and keep cravings at bay. I really like to add 1-2 drops to a glass of sparkling water. It's a delicious pick-me-up and adding a little flavor helps me keep up my water intake - perfect for Summer!
Apply topically: Always dilute this blend 1:1 with a carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba, or grapeseed (my favorite). And, as with all citrus oils, remember not to apply to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight within 12 hours!
I diffuse this oil in my aromatherapy yoga classes this week to foster a positive environment as we practice heart-opening asanas such as dhanurasana (bow pose) and natarajasana (dancer), encouraging a happy, open heart!
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