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DIY Orange Extract for Skincare: Transform Your Handmade Products with Citrus Elixir!


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare can transform your handmade beauty products into radiant treasures. Journey with us into an enchanting realm where the vibrant essence of oranges elevates your beauty routine to new heights.

Packed with revitalizing properties, this simple yet potent elixir can breathe life into body scrubs, creams, serums, soaps, and more, infusing them with the nourishing magic of nature. Join us to discover how a single ingredient can make all the difference in achieving a radiant and glowing complexion.

Ingredients Needed

  • Orange, cut in pieces
  • Vegetable glycerine

Tools Needed

  • Glass container or jar
  • Wooden popsicle
  • Aluminum foil
  • Sieve and fine filtering fabric
  • Glass bottle to store the DIY Orange Extract for Skincare

Steps: DIY Orange Extract for Skincare

1- Ensure that the orange is well washed.

2- Keeping the skin, cut up the orange into pieces.

3- Place the orange pieces into a glass container.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Place the orange pieces in a container
Place the orange pieces in a container

4- Pour vegetable glycerine into the container.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Pour glycerine into the container
Pour glycerine into the container

5- With a wooden popsicle, arrange the orange pieces so that they are fully covered by the glycerine.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. The orange pieces are covered by the glycerine
The orange pieces are covered by the glycerine

6- Cover the container opening with aluminum foil and seal it with its cover.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Cover the container opening with aluminum foil and seal it
Cover the container opening with aluminum foil and seal it

7- Store the container in a closet away from light, for a period of 20 days. Every couple of days, shake the container slightly, but ensure that the orange pieces remain fully submerged in the glycerine.

8- After 20 days, filter the contents thoroughly, using first a sieve, then a fine filtering fabric. This might necessitate repeated filtering till you obtain a clear liquid. Your DIY Orange Extract for Skincare is now done.

9- Pour the extract into a glass bottle. The color of the orange extract in the image below is rosy, because it was previously extracted from a rosy orange (rose on the inside).

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Final product
DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Final product

How to Use: DIY Orange Extract for Skincare

Embrace the invigorating essence of oranges with DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. When incorporating this vibrant elixir into your handmade beauty products, a careful approach ensures you reap its full benefits. Follow these simple guidelines for a truly delightful and transformative experience:

Balanced Application: To harness the power of DIY Orange Extract without overwhelming your formulations, aim to add 2-5% of the extract to your skincare products. You can add it to your body scrubs, creams, serums, soaps, etc. This balanced dosage allows your skin to bask in the goodness of oranges while maintaining harmony within the blend.

Safety First: Prioritize a patch test before integrating the extract into a larger batch. Apply a small amount to a discreet area of your skin and observe for any adverse reactions over 24 hours. With safety ensured, proceed with confidence.

Mindful Storage: As DIY Orange Extract is crafted from natural elements, it boasts a limited shelf life compared to commercial products. Preserve its freshness by storing it in a cool, dark location. The extract should last 6 months. For optimum results, consider creating smaller batches for regular usage.

Unleash Creativity: Let your creativity flow as you venture into the realm of crafting skincare products. The extract can be artfully blended to suit your skin’s unique needs, whether concocting a revitalizing body scrub, a luxurious cream, or a rejuvenating serum.

DIY Orange Extract for Skincare. Full of benefits
Full of benefits

Benefits: DIY Orange Extract for Skincare

  1. Radiant Glow: The natural essence of oranges brings a radiant glow to your skin, leaving it looking vibrant and refreshed.
  2. Rich in Vitamins: Oranges are packed with vitamins C and A, both of which are essential for promoting healthy skin and combating signs of aging.
  3. Antioxidant Power: DIY Orange Extract is abundant in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from free radical damage and oxidative stress.
  4. Nourishing and Hydrating: The extract deeply nourishes the skin, providing essential hydration for a plump and supple complexion.
  5. Skin Brightening: With its natural skin-brightening properties, the extract can help fade dark spots and even out skin tone.
  6. Soothing Properties: DIY Orange Extract possesses soothing properties that can calm irritated skin and reduce redness.
  7. Collagen Boost: The vitamin C in oranges stimulates collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

By harnessing the magic of DIY Orange Extract for Skincare, you can enjoy these wonderful benefits and elevate your handmade beauty products to a whole new level of natural radiance and nourishment.

More articles on DIY natural handmade extracts:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Orange Extract for Skincare is demonstrated starting at the timestamp 7m 42s of this video.


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