Discover the many benefits of orange for your skin

Oranges are a delicious and nutritious fruit that is also packed with skin benefits. Orange peels are a repurposed ingredient of our Orange & Calendula soap bar. Oranges are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants. These nutrients can help to exfoliate, brighten, and protect your skin.

In this article, we will discuss the three biggest skin benefits of oranges and why it is a great ingredient for natural and handmade soap bars.

Botany and history of the orange

The orange tree (Citrus auratium) belongs to the Rutaceae family and has its origin in China. This evergreen tree with spiky branches and sweet-smelling white flowers (neroli) is loved by many. The fruit of the orange tree is typically round or oval in shape and has a yellow or orange rind.

Not only the taste but also the scent of oranges and even the orange blossom is widely popular. Used in aromatherapy orange essential oil has a cheerful and uplifting yet simultaneously calming and relaxing effect. That can help reduce the hart rate. 

Did you know that the orange is currently the most widely grown citrus fruit in the world?

The fruit has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. For example, they use the dried peel against colds, coughs and even anorexia. But the use of the essential oil is also popular. The oils are extracted from the orange peels by means of steam. For 1 kg of essential oil you need about 200 kg of peels. This explains why essential oils are often very expensive. D-limonene is the driving force behind the typical orange smell and taste.


3 biggest skin benefits of orange

Exfoliates the Skin

Oranges are a good source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are natural exfoliants. AHAs help to remove dead skin cells, which can reveal brighter, more even skin underneath.

Brightens the Skin

Oranges are a good source of vitamin C, which is a natural antioxidant. Vitamin C helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and lead to premature aging. Vitamin C also helps to brighten the skin by reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Orange help to reduce inflammation

Oranges contain flavonoids, which are compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids work by blocking the production of inflammatory molecules and reducing the activity of inflammatory cells.

Oranges also contain carotenoids, which are pigments that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Carotenoids work by scavenging free radicals and protecting cells from damage.


Oranges are a safe and effective natural ingredient that can benefit your skin in many ways. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants. These nutrients can help to exfoliate, brighten, and protect your skin.

If you are looking for a natural way to improve your skin health, consider using products that contain oranges, such as our natural and handmade soap bars.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment.

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