A blend of essential oils designed to refresh the skin after a day in the sun.
Essential oils that make up the refresh blend
The Refresh blend contains essential oils obtained from the following plants: sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), bergamot (Citrus bergamia).
The plants from which essential oils are obtained
The sweet orange tree (Citrus sinensis) is a medium-sized tree (it can reach up to 12 meters) with elongated, fleshy leaves and white flowers . The fruits are round and both the skin and the pulp are orange in colour, after all the etymology of the name of the color is quite clear. The fruit has a slightly rough skin, you can distinguish it from the bitter orange because the latter has larger thorns and a rougher skin.
Orange is a hybrid, like almost all citrus species, in fact it is believed that there are only three original citrus fruits: mandarin, pomelo and citron. The common name of the plant from which the essential oil is obtained is true lavender or officinal lavender, in fact there are several species of lavender (about fifty, including a dozen hybrid species), officinale indicates that it is precisely the one appreciated for its property.
The scientific name is Lavandula angustifolia while the family is that of the Lamiaceae. All lavender species appear as a bush or shrub, with spike inflorescences and blue/purple flowers, the term angustifolia (ie narrow leaf) indicates a distinctive feature of this lavender species compared to others. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) belongs to the genus Citrus (that is, it is a citrus fruit) of the Rutaceae family.
It appears as a small evergreen tree, it does not exceed four meters. The leaves are shiny like in orange, the flowers are white. The fruit, which is not very common on the market because the juice is very bitter, is a little smaller than an orange and lighter yellow than a lemon (green before ripening).
Properties of the oils essentials in the Refresh blend Sweet orange essential oil is widely used in the cosmetic industry as a base for skin care products due to its smoothing effect, which is useful against wrinkles and its astringent capacity, which is useful against cellulite. Lavender essential oil is the calming par excellence among essential oils, an effect that is exerted both on the psyche and on the skin. In the case of use on the skin, for example, it is recommended to soothe the discomfort generated by insect bites.
The Bergamot essential oil for skin care is used above all for disinfectant properties but also for its astringent capacity, astringent means that it decreases the functionality of the tissues with which it comes into contact, therefore it narrows the pores on the skin and has a sebum-regulating effect but also decreases inflammation.