The Healing Power of Citrus
For Body, Mind + Home
From lemons to oranges, grapefruit to clementines, citrus does a body good. Here are a few benefits from these gorgeous pulpy fruits.
Brightens Your Skin
Want clear, glowing and blemish-free skin? Make citrus fruits a part of your daily diet and beauty routine. Rich in natural sources of vitamin C, they help destroy free radicals in your body while nourishing your skin from the inside out.
Cleansing Essential Oils
Citrus essential oils provide great cleansing benefits to the skin as well as some anti-inflammatory ones, which make them extremely beneficial for healing blemishes or even cuts. These oils not only clean, they can also refresh and deodorize. Oils like lime and lemon help inhibit odor-producing bacteria. Rub a little under your pits on important days or pre-workout.
Our fav mood-boosting aromatherapy, citrus oils such as bergamot, petitgrain, mandarin and grapefruit are incredibly aromatic and uplifting when used in mists, diffusers and natural candles. They help relieve signs of stress and fatigue, and promote relaxation and elevated mood. For a stress-free unwinding experience, soak in a bath of Epsom salt + essential oils, which benefits your senses and your skin.
Grapefruit seed extract can be used to fight infections and can rid the body of unhealthy bacteria. Citrus fruits are packed with folic acid, a type of vitamin B that can aid in preventing kidney disease. Good kidney health helps the body filter blood, remove waste and regulate the balance of electrolytes.
Improves Your Immune System and Digestion
Start your day with hot lemon water. Squeeze half a lemon with hot water, adding a bit of turmeric, another powerful antioxidant, first thing when you wake up. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and potassium. An excellent fighter against colds, potassium stimulates brain and nerve functions. Lemons also aid in digestion and clean toxins from the blood, which keeps the skin clean.