INGREDIENT

Sweet Orange Oil

Citrus sinensis

Fresh Orange Juice
Refreshing and toning
12
Products with this ingredient

Sweet orange oil has a cheerful, sweet scent that immediately lifts the spirits. Alongside the oil's antimicrobial and toning qualities, its fragrance also complements other sweetly-perfumed ingredients, giving a refreshing scent, and also a delicious flavour in products designed to be used on the lips.

Description

Description

The sweet orange is a flowering tree with glossy, evergreen leaves and thorny branches, and it is thought to be native to China and the Far East. The juicy, orange-coloured fruits which grow are a type of berry called hesperidium, from which a citrusy oil can be extracted via cold-pressing the peel.

The main constituents of the oil are limonene and pinene. It is used in aromatherapy to combat depression and to help boost the immune system. It is recommended generally to uplift the mood and has a cheerful fragrance during the darker winter months.

Lush buys sweet orange oils produced in Brazil and India.

Sweet Orange Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Sweet Orange Oil can be found in these products
Shampoo
Fruitilicious hair
£13.50
250g
Body Lotion
Instant Karma
£15.50
225g
Shaving Cream
For a royally good shave
£6.50
100g
black stocking
Body Tint
For a golden glow
£8.50
30g

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The A-Z of haircare ingredients

Want to lift your locks? Boost your barnet? Add moisture to your mane? Fresh, natural ingredients are a superb way to give your hair some TLC. Here’s a handy guide on to how to pick the best ingredients to suit your hair’s needs and keep your mop looking and feeling magnificent!

 

Agar agar gel
There needn’t be oceans between you and silken hair; begin a seaweed love affair. Agar agar is the gel which comes from drying out a type of seaweed known as agarophyte. When added to boiling water, this creates an intensely moisturising gel which leaves hair incredibly soft. You’ll find this oil-free conditioning agent in lighter conditioners such as zesty Veganese and restorative Retread, where it coats and moisturises each strand without weighing your hair down. Conditioned locks will be plain sailing, so wave hello to a magnificently soft mane which still retains bounce and volume.

Almond milk

Get your daily vitamin hit with rich almond milk, which is full of vitamin E to help regenerate skin cells, moisturise the hair follicles and add shine and softness to the hair. In haircare products, this reparative ingredient strengthens the hair strands, helps to protect your tresses from further breakage and can even slow the natural hair fall process. Almond milk can be found in floral Happy Happy Joy Joy, a beautifully lightweight, yet hydrating conditioning hair perfume. Strong, resplendent locks await you.

Argan oil
Embellish each hair strand in sumptuously rich argan oil. Celebrated in haircare, this luxurious ingredient comes from the kernels of the argan tree. In Morocco, the women’s cooperative ‘Ifrawnlhna’ work together to remove the outer shell of the argan kernels, pressing the nuts to produce litres of this restorative oil. Argan oil is rich in nutrients like vitamin E which can help to maintain a healthy scalp and stimulate healthy hair growth. Moisturising from root to tip, it gives shine to the hair and helps tame flyaways for a sleek finish. This beautiful ingredient can be found in Jason And The Argan Oil, a rose scented shampoo bar that brings some serious shine.

 

Avocado butter
Like avocado on toast? You’ll like it even more on your hair! Avocado butter is an all round winner when it comes to haircare. Jam-packed with vitamin A to help the hair follicles produce a healthy amount of sebum, vitamin B to assist the absorption of essential nutrients, vitamin C, one of the most effective vitamins at helping to grow healthy locks and vitamin E, effective at increasing blood flow to the scalp for stronger, happier tresses. Protecting the hair strands from damage and assisting blood flow to encourage hair growth, this brilliant butter delivers nutrients to the very ends of the hair, locking in moisture by sealing the cuticles and strengthening hardworking locks for high shining hair. You’ll find this beneficial butter in jasmine-scented R&B hair moisturiser, a rich cream made of a blend of glorious butters and oils to add moisture and shine.

Bananas
Bananas will save you from future hair dramas. These fibrous fruits contain strengthening potassium and vitamin B to improve the hair’s elasticity and prevent breakage.  Used in Jungle solid conditioner, bananas add some serious moisture to your mane, keeping it under control for manageability. As if that wasn’t enough, they also smell delicious too.

Beer
Hardy hair is something worth celebrating. A tipple of vegan stout in shampoo brings body and makes hair more manageable. The protein from malt and hops helps to strengthen fine hair, whilst the sucrose and maltose present in beer strengthen and tighten the hair cuticles for gleaming tresses. This tipsy ingredient is in Cynthia Sylvia Stout , a beer shampoo to give a glistening finish to your do.

Beeswax
When time is tight, hair products full of beeswax are an easy bee-sy way to lock in moisture to each hair strand. Deeply moisturising, this exquisite ingredient can keep hair and scalp happy, soothing any irritation and smoothing down wild hair. Said to naturally stimulate hair growth, beeswax can slow the hair fall process and protect strands from damage for more durable hair. Luxurious  beeswax can be found in Fairly Traded Honey, a lavish shampoo with a drizzle of fairly traded honey and a sprinkle of beeswax absolute for glistening locks.

Cade oil
Console and calm your scalp with aromatic and woody cade oil. Used since the 19th century as a treatment for skin and scalp, this antiseptic, antimicrobial and fungicidal oil can soothe and balance the scalp and has a dark, smoky scent. You’ll find it in Soak And Float; a scalp-focused shampoo bar with a heady, yet sweet scent, made to calm the skin and get your scalp back into tip top condition.

Cinnamon leaf oil
Not simply a comforting scent; tingly, stimulating cinnamon boosts blood flow and improves circulation, helping the scalp to deliver nutrients and oil to the roots of the hair promoting new hair growth. This antiseptic ingredient has a spicy scent and gives a warming sensation when applied to the scalp in hair treatments or shampoos. New shampoo bar is brimming with invigorating cinnamon, peppermint and clove oil to help your hair bloom from the roots down. Opt for this energising spice to get your scalp back on track.

Cocoa butter
Should you coco? Oh yes. Give your hair an intense hydration boost by using a product which contains cocoa butter. Deeply moisturising, this precious butter has long been prized for its conditioning properties and will leave hair smooth, sleek and easy to manage. Cocoa butter can also add vivacious volume and strength to hair, helping it look and feel healthier and more luscious.

With completely traceable sources of this ingredient coming from farming co-operatives in the Dominican Republic and the spirited Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Colombia, where farmers work tirelessly to produce Fair Trade cocoa butter amongst conflict from the military and guerilla fighters, there are plenty of haircare options to pick from. For a quick, travel-friendly option, try Godiva, a flowery shampoo and conditioner bar, where Fair Trade cocoa butter is one of three powerfully moisturising butters that leaves your hair velvety soft, and fragranced with a sexy jasmine scent.

Desiccated coconut
A bunch of lovely coconuts (some as big as your head) will hydrate and infuse hair with totally tropical fragrance and absorb excess oil for beach-worthy locks. This beneficial ingredient is overflowing with vitamins, minerals and nutrients which will better your barnet. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties mean it supports scalp health, whilst also leaving hair more manageable. Found in Curly Wurly shampoo, desiccated coconut is a protein powerhouse, strengthening your strands to prevent breakage, lightly exfoliating the scalp and enhancing shine. It’s no surprise that the benefits of coconut are ‘bounty’ful.

Eggs
You’ll be scrambling over eggs once you find out what they can do for your hair! For centuries, eggs have been used as a natural hair treatment. Their high protein and vitamin content will form a protective coating over hair, which leaves it stronger, healthier and shining like a star. Eggs are also rich in vitamin D, which can help to encourage hair growth. For truly eggcellent (sorry, it had to be done) hair, turn to H’Suan Wen Hua, a sumptuous hair treatment containing fresh organic free range eggs. This treatment increases the hair’s tensile strength and softens the hair and scalp, whilst eggs coat the hair strands so that they gleam.

Fuller’s earth
What’s up doc? You lookin’ for some tough locks? Although easily forgotten, scalp care is an important part of haircare and treating your scalp well will lead to stronger hair. An absorbent clay; fuller’s earth is extremely efficient at cleansing and exfoliating the scalp and absorbing excess oil. It is packed with beneficial minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc which condition and add strength to the hair from the root. By increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, fuller’s earth can help slow down the hair fall process by boosting the nutrients flow, helping the hair to grow stronger. This enriching clay can be found in Hair Doctor, an indulgent hot oil treatment to balance and calm the scalp.

Ylang Ylang perfumes the hair
Avocado as a haircare ingredient

Green olives
Build stronger hair with the help of green olives. Rich in vitamin E, fatty acids and antioxidants, these juicy fruits are superbly rich and moisturising for the hair. Used in Montalbano shampoo bar to improve the tensile strength and elasticity of the hair strands, green olives protect against damage, meaning hair is less likely to snap when you brush. Go on, flex your hair muscles!

Henna
Hair loves henna! From the Lawsonia inermis tree, this universal product can not only be used as a natural dye, it can also be used as an addition to hair moisturisers and conditioners. For colour, the leaves of the tree are dried and powdered, then used in addition with other natural dyes to alter the shade. Alternatively, a smaller amount can be used as a conditioning agent in treatments, coating the hair strands with a protective film to give them shine, whilst adding body, condition and enhancing natural highlights, without colour. This can be found in Jasmine And Henna Fluff-Ease, a pre-wash treatment which adds a dazzling amount of shine.

Honey
For soft and moisturised locks, choose products that contain honey. A natural humectant, it helps hair to attain and lock in moisture while its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities work to cleanse and calm at the same time. Undiluted honey is also a natural preservative, which means it can last for years and helps to naturally prolong your product's shelf-life. Oozing with honey, Fairly Traded Honey is a treacly shampoo that adds softness and shine to porous hair. Step into the limelight and take a bow.

Irish moss
Protein packed and full of vitamins and minerals, Irish moss is a hair enhancing seaweed armed with the tools to give you magnificent locks. When combined with water, it forms a deeply conditioning gel to coat the hair, strengthening it and delivering wow-factor shine whilst providing products with a luxurious texture. Working with sea salt in the solid shampoo bar Seanik, Irish moss gently cleanses the hair and soothes the scalp for satiny, carefree hair which is full of body and vibrance.

Jojoba oil
From the seeds of the jojoba shrub comes jojoba oil, a lightweight oil that protects hair from breakage and helps speed up hair growth by delivering condition to each strand and cleansing the follicles of excess sebum (skin’s natural oil). Jojoba oil makes hair more manageable, strengthens, brings brilliant shine and conditions deeply without weighing it down, as seen in Retread, a restorative pitstop for hair, where jojoba oil restores moisture.

Kiwi juice
Enzymic kiwi helps to cleanse away excess oil without drying out the hair. High in the minerals zinc, magnesium and phosphorous which help to boost blood circulation to the roots of the hair, kiwi strengthens hair from the roots and adds shine by flattening the hair cuticles so that they reflect more light. Additionally, vitamin C supports the scalp in absorbing nutrients while vitamin E can help to repair damaged hair follicles, promoting regrowth. Used in I Love Juicy shampoo, citrusy kiwi refreshes your tresses to leave them squeaky clean. Just a squeeze of kiwi makes glossy hair a breeze.

Lanolin
Deeply hydrating, the rich nature of lanolin makes it ideal for thick or very curly hair which needs some extra TLC. Extracted from raw wool, this waxy substance is effective at moisturising the scalp, has a protective quality and resembles our skin’s own oil. Used in many hair treatments, lanolin quenches thirsty locks and leaves them feeling ultra conditioned. You’ll find lanolin in the American Cream Shampoo where it coats the hair,  improving tensile strength to prevent breakage.

Lavender
Aside from its bewitching scent, lavender is also brilliant at working in harmony with your hair’s needs.  Balancing sebum production, it can increase blood flow to the scalp, helping to feed the roots of the hair - the first step towards healthy hair growth. Additionally, dreamy lavender has a calming effect on the mind, helping to reduce anxiety and promote sleep. If you’re in search of a lightweight conditioner that will still care for the scalp, try Veganese on for size; this gentle conditioner will ensure your locks stay bouncy but delivers plenty of TLC to the scalp.

Lemon
A lemon twist may just be what your hair has missed. Lemons are full of vitamin C, which makes them a great natural cleanser. They will gently remove excess oil without stripping your hair of the good stuff it needs to stay looking great. What’s more, lemons are astringent, which means they encourage the hair cuticles to flatten and reflect more light, giving the impression of shinier hair. This citrus juice is also used as a natural way to lighten and brighten fair hair. A squeeze of lemon helps bring maximum shine in Big, a shine-enhancing shampoo that will really pump up your hair’s volume.

Linseed
Packed with essential vitamins and minerals that are fundamental to happy hair, linseed is both protective and highly moisturising. Vitamin E helps to maintain a balanced scalp, whilst vitamin C helps increase collagen production which promotes healthy hair growth. High in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in protein, linseed works to strengthen each strand and leave it glossy and hydrated. Try products like Sugar Daddy-O solid conditioner to see just how beautifully linseed infusion calms the scalp and protects the hair from damage.

Mango juice
Enzymic mango oil helps to cleanse the scalp and hair, improving shine by smoothing the hair cuticles down so that they reflect more light. With a sunny and uplifting scent, mango juice has a cleansing and refreshing effect on the scalp, leaving you with radiant tresses. Mango juice gives hair some bounce, whilst vitamins E and B12 can help to stimulate hair growth and improve tensile strength. Used in I Love Juicy; a deeply cleansing shampoo with a seriously fruity scent, it works to cleanse away excess oil for magnificent shine.

Neroli oil
Toning and calming for the scalp and hair, neroli is renowned for its fine, sunny fragrance and ability to improve skin elasticity by repairing and rejuvenating. Additionally, neroli is scientifically proven to increase serotonin production in the brain which makes us feel happy and content, meaning it’s the ultimate mood-booster.  Lift your hair and your spirits with a spritz of Sea Spray; a fresh and floral hair mist that’ll help encourage those beachy waves.

Nettle
Float like a butterfly, sting like a nettle leaf! Don't worry, nettle has a surprisingly balancing effect on the scalp, encouraging new hair growth and helping to reduce hair loss. Lather up with New shampoo bar, where nettle partners up with tingly peppermint infusion to boost blood flow to the roots and stimulate your hair follicles.   

Oat milk
While making yourself a delicious cuppa, add splash of oat milk into your hair routine to leave your mane feeling soft and supreme. This dreamy ingredient is packed with natural vitamins A, B and E to keep those locks strong and healthy, and contains beta-gluten which forms a fine, protective film on the hair and penetrates each strand to deeply moisturise. Oat milk is particularly beneficial for textured hair and a key ingredient in R&B: a beautifully rich moisturiser that will butter-up a thirsty fro and soothe the scalp.

Pine oil
Want to bring your hair back down to earth? Pine oil, which is extracted from the twigs and needles of the pine tree by steam distillation, is just as refreshing for the scalp as it is for your mind. Used in Karma Komba  - a solid, naked shampoo bar, this fragrant oil is excellent for calming the scalp and leaving hair feeling refreshed and perfectly perfumed.

Pineapple juice
Give your hair and scalp a tropical kiss with enzymic pineapple juice - an ingredient rich in alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, which act as a natural exfoliant on the skin. When used in shampoos such as Rehab, pineapple juice deeply cleanses and refreshes the scalp, as well as adding shine to the hair.

Peppermint oil
Invigorating peppermint has a high menthol content to boost circulation, stimulate the hair follicles and leave your skin feeling tingly-fresh. It’s also naturally astringent which helps to regulate the scalp’s oil production and and can disrupt the hair fall cycle, prolonging the process of hair fall, meaning hair is retained within the scalp for a longer period. Pack on a treatment like Roots to really feel the benefits of this cooling, stimulating herb and give your scalp a thorough MOT.

Rose oil
With a delicate and sweet fragrance, rose oil can be used to balance and soothe the scalp as well as beautifully perfume the hair. Damask roses are picked at dawn in Senir, Turkey, where the oil is then extracted from the rose petals through a process of steam distillation. Try Jason and The Argan Oil shampoo bar and Happy Happy Joy Joy conditioner for a perfectly perfumed do.

Rosemary infusion
Take your mind and scalp on a trip to Mediterranean gardens where the precious rosemary herb blooms. This dry herb can be added to boiling water to make an infusion that deeply cleanses the skin and stimulates and improves circulation to the scalp - and its woody aroma helps aid relaxation too. To give your scalp a really thorough deep clean, opt for Jumping Juniper: a reviving blend of rosemary, lemon and lime to cleanse and impart shine.

Soya lecithin
This fatty acid occurs naturally in eggs, soybeans, sunflower and rapeseed oils and other whole grains and legumes. Lecithin helps to soften your hair, while also encouraging the absorption of other ingredients, leaving you with a happy, healthy mane and works as an antistatic, improving the manageability of the hair.  It can be found in products like Blousey, a rich shampoo to go bananas for which cares for the hair by giving it lashings of hydration.

Sweet orange oil
To revitalise the hair, why not choose a product packed with sweet orange oil? Its uplifting and cheerful fragrance will have your hair smelling fresh and zesty while having an enzymic and cleansing effect on the scalp. Brazilliant is a tropical shampoo bar oozing with orange oil to give vibrancy and gloss to the hair.

Spearmint oil
Get your scalp into mint condition with invigorating spearmint oil. Found in Roots, a refreshing and moisturising scalp treatment, this essential oil helps to balance the scalp and draws nutrients to the roots of the hair. The tingly-fresh feeling is an added bonus.

Saffron infusion
Embrace the golden tones in your hair with the most expensive spice in town. With its honey-sweet aroma, saffron infusion helps to enhance lighter tones in the hair, meaning it’s great for those with blonde or grey hair. This exotic ingredient can be found in Marilyn, a light, pre-wash treatment that boosts your inner bombshell by brightening your locks and banishing brassiness.

Shea butter
Luxurious Fair Trade shea butter from Bolgantanga, Ghana gives softness and moisture to the hair and scalp, hydrating from root to tip. The women of Bongo Soe expertly whip and knead large pans of liquor which form a dense layer of beautiful shea butter ready to feed the hair. To give your hair a really good dose of hydration, opt for Godiva; a conditioning shampoo bar that cleanses, hydrates and leaves an enchanting jasmine scent.

Sea salt
For beachy waves all year round why not make a match with sea salt? Coarse sea salt is packed with minerals that occur naturally in seawater and will soften and condition your hair leaving it fuller and bouncier than ever. Additionally, it’s full of nutrients to keep your hair and scalp looking and feeling healthy. Flakes of coarse sea salt, which can be found in Big shampoo, also help to combat the effects of soft water (which can leave hair flat) and promote a shiny, voluptuous, mermaid mane.

Toothed wrack seaweed
Toothed wrack seaweed from Poole harbour, Dorset, is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that form a protective barrier on the hair and skin, helping both to retain moisture. Found in Big solid conditioner, it lightly coats and hydrates the hair without weighing it down, meaning you can turn up the volume.

Vanilla
Tend to your sweet tooth with vanilla - a beguiling perfume ingredient that manages to be both comforting and sensual at once. American Cream conditioner is full of this delicious and comforting spice to leave your hair smelling good enough to eat.

Vetivert oil
Not only a grounding essential oil for the mind; vetivert oil has a warming, reviving effect on the scalp and encourages cell regeneration. It also has a deliciously earthy and smoky perfume you’ll find hints of in Curly Wurly; a rich coconut shampoo that deeply cleanses and defines ringlets to make you go coco loco for curls.

Violet leaf absolute
Perfume your hair with sweet, grassy-green violet notes to really turn heads. A spritz of
Sunny Day hair styling spray will fragrance your ‘fro and keep your locks sleek when the humidity’s rising. Violet’s antiseptic qualities also make it a magnificent refresher for the scalp in Retread; a protein-packed conditioner that strengthens hair.

Wheatgerm oil
The best thing since sliced bread, wheatgerm oil is rich in linoleic acid which helps the skin to retain moisture and anti-inflammatory vitamin E which soothes the scalp. This wholesome ingredient can be found in Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease, a hair treatment that helps tame your mane by adding body, shine and strength, and nourishes and hydrates the scalp.

Ylang ylang
A sweet, heady oil extracted from the flowers of the ylang ylang plant, this luxurious ingredient gives a rich, sensual perfume to the hair and has a balancing effect on the skin and scalp. Try it in Sunny Day anti-static hair detangler, for deliciously sleek and florally perfumed locks.