Orange-specifically, Sweet Orange-refers to the citrus tree Citrus Sinensis and its fruit. Its properties for skin include: antibacterial, strong antifungal, anti-inflammatory, slightly astringent, cleansing, degreasing, lymphatic and circulatory stimulant, skin conditioning and nutritive (containing vitamins A, B, & C). The high content of bioflavonoids helps to strengthen the capillaries and tissues of the body. Emotional benefits include ease of: anxiety, disappointment, emotional and mental fatigue, hysteria, nervousness and tension.
The dried kernel of the Tamanu tree’s large brown seed is cold-pressed to yield a thick, dark-green, slightly aromatic oil. Tamanu oil is rich in complex polyphenols, inophyllum, as well as calophyllolide, a natural anti-inflammatory. It is classified as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-acneic, regenerative and wound-healing. Studies show that Tamanu oil is a significant healing agent because of its ability to produce new skin tissue and because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.