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Wake up your senses with citrus!

Citrus has several skin care benefits.
Karley Ziegler Mott

Did you know that choosing the right skin care product can also have an impact on your mood and mindset? It’s true. Think of the scents your gravitate towards when you’re stressed or in need of some R & R — lavender, chamomile, or soothing vanilla come to mind. Citrus essential oils for aromatherapy, though, also possess great benefits!

Let’s take a look at some of the aromatherapy benefits of three citrus-based essential oils used in skin care products. Try citrus when you're in need of some energy or even for a clear mind.

Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil -- This oil comes from the rind of the grapefruit. In skin care, it has the wonderful ability to tone the skin and act as an astringent. Did you know that aromatherapists believe the scentof pink grapefruit oil can help improve your self esteem and give you a positive outlook?

Tangerine Essential Oil -- Tangerine oil actually contains many antioxidants. These help to fight free radicals. In skin care, tangerine oil has been shown to help alleviate redness and swelling. This oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to treat nervousness, but at the same time it is also invigorating and helps to improve your mood.

Lime Essential Oil -- In aromatherapy, lime is associated with freshness, clarity and a cheerful attitude. It is a happy scent shown to treat and relive minor stress and improve your mental clarity. In skin care, it can help treat nminor wounds and aid in the healing of scars.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil -- This one is my personal favorite of the citrus oils. It smells fresh, but is has so many benefits! It can help all types of skin, from dry to oily, and it truly helps one feel more cheerful.

I am sharing my favorite citrus-based products today. They are all very affordable and easy to find. Here is where you'll find them:

1. Dr. Bronner's Citrus Conditioning Hair Rinse,

2. (seed) Invigorating Citrus Hand Cream,

3. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Wash,

4. Hurraw! Orange Lip Balm,

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