Orange is a very well known and delicious fruit. It’s one of your five a day - but has many other benefits to your skin and wellbeing!
What are orange fruits?
An orange is a well-known fruit within the citrus family that grows on trees all around the world. The sweet orange is a flowering tree with glossy, evergreen leaves and thorny branches, and it is thought to be native to China, and East Asia. The trees now grow all over the world. Botanically, their juicy, edible, orange-coloured fruits are a type of berry called a hesperidium.
What are the benefits of oranges?
- Orange juice and oil have astringent, cleansing properties that help the skin and hair to glow.
- Oranges contain potassium, folic acid, and large amounts of vitamin C, which together with lutein help improve skin elasticity.
- Citrus scents are usually uplifting and refreshing, but the sweetness of oranges tends to be so cheerful that it actually promotes rest. You feel good, therefore you relax.
Did you know?
Orange peel wax is considered a good vegan alternative to lanolin as it has similar emollient, moisturising and emulsifying properties, with a lightweight feel.
Where does Lush source the many types of orange from?
We use orange in many different forms (essential oils, juice, peel, wax…) for different products, and each of them can be purchased in different places around the world. To find out more about our suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!