Named after the Italian Princess Nerola, in the 17th century, Neroli oil is a fragrant pale yellow essential oil with bitter sweet orange blossom notes and light citrus overtones.
Neroli essential oil boasts a wealth of health and healing benefits, including antidepressant, aphrodisiac and antiseptic qualities. The natural oil’s citrus fruit medicinal properties match the properties of other citrus based oils, and also blends well with Chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander, Geranium, Lavender, Jasmine, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang. For healing use, the oil from the small, white waxy flowers of the bitter orange blossom tree is extracted by steam distillation.
The Health Benefits Of Neroli Oil
Neroli essential oil is a versatile natural product that can be effectively used in a wide variety of ways, both for healing and beautifying. It is naturally calming and healing.
Antidepressant – Neroli oil’s bitter sweet citrusy fragrance helps to relieve chronic depression by invoking uplifting feelings of joy and happiness.
Antiseptic – Neroli oil is an excellent antiseptic that protects cuts and wounds from infection. The oil also keeps microbial infections and toxins at bay.
Digestive – When taken as a tonic, Neroli promotes healthy digestion and increases natural appetite. Neroli oil is effective for the treatment of infections of the colon, prostrate, kidneys and urinary tract. It also helps to lower blood pressure, maintain the correct rate of metabolism and good circulation, and also boosts the immune system.
Disinfectant – Neroli oil can be used to disinfect the body and your surroundings.
Sedative –The heady, sedative scent of Neroli has a positive effect on the mind, body and spirit. It can provide relief from anxiety, distress, irritation, stress, anger, and depression. Neroli oil can also improve the symptoms of menopause.
Deodorant – The exotic fragrance of Neroli effectively drives away unpleasant and foul odours, whilst its disinfectant properties help to eliminate toxins and germs. It can be used as a perfume for the body and the home. Choose colognes and perfumes that feature Neroli as an ingredient. Or scent your home with a Neroli oil blend and diffuser reeds.
Emollient – Neroli essential oil is a popular ingredient in many top cosmetic and skincare products. The oil’s natural emollient qualities soften the skin and enhance the texture and appearance. Used for facial treatments, Neroli also promotes a healthy radiant glow.
Scaring – If a scar is slow to heal, a Neroli essential oil ointment, applied regularly, can make the skin healthy. Neroli stimulates the health of skin cells and promotes the generation of healthy and strong new cells. It is therefore also beneficial for rejuvenating the skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. Its antibacterial properties also make it a good choice for treating acne breakouts.
It’s not surprising that Neroli’s uplifting aromatic scent has aphrodisiac properties. When used in a massage oil blend, candles or a room fragrance diffuser, Neroli stimulates the senses, promotes sensual arousal and boosts the libido. Sexual health problems like the loss of interest in intimacy, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunction can all be helped by the healing oil.