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Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium) is a highly revered skin care oil. It is used in facial oils, moisturizers, serums, soaps and massage oils. Neroli oil also has uplifting aromatherapy benefits, in fact, Neroli is one of the most used fragrances in perfumery.
Neroli essential oil is commonly known as Orange Blossom, Bitter Orange, and Sour Orange.
This oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowers of Neroli (Citrus x Aurantium). Neroli essential oil production requires 1 ton of flowers to produce 1 quart of oil.
It is a middle note fragrance that has a strong sweet, floral, citrusy aroma.
Alpha Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Beta Pinene, Camphene, Farnesol, Geraniol, Indole Nerol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Methyl Anthranilate, Nerolidol and Neryl Acetate.
Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, bactericidal, cordial, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, disinfectant, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative and tonic substance.
Blends Well With
Neroli blends well with clary sage, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lavender, mandarin, myrrh, orange, petitgrain, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
Essential oils are potent and they can damage the skin if used without proper dilution within a carrier oil (we love raspberry seed oil)
Neroli oil can be used topically at a 2% dilution rate - this is 2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.
Neroli Essential Oil Skin Benefits
Neroli's relaxing properties work on the skin at a cellular level. It is especially helpful for mature or sensitive skin. This oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin and stimulates the growth of healthy new cells.
- Tones and tightens skin, useful for wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Improves appearance of blemishes and acne scars.
- Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
- Useful for spider veins and broken capillaries.
- Balances oil production. Moisturizes dry skin, tames oily skin.
- Increases skin elasticity.
- Regenerates skin cells.
Unlike some other citrus-type oils, Neroli Essential Oil is not considered phototoxic.
Essential oils don't just benefit the skin, they also have an effect on our emotions. Neroli is calming and soothing. It especially helps with stress from an emotional origin.
It is one of the most important aromatics for the treatment of anxiety and depression resulting from anxiety and stress.
- Uplifting, calming and soothing.
- Relieves nervous tension, helps reduce stress and anxiety.
- Encourages a restful sleep.
- Mild aphrodisiac, can help ease frigidity.
- Promotes creativity.
Where to Source Your Neroli Essential Oil
Because I don't want you getting ripped off, or buying a product that won't work, I have done the research and found a high-quality, true blue tansy essential oil from Rocky Mountain Oils.
[Read: What is the best essential oil brand to see why RMO is my recommended essential oil brand]
Neroli Essential Oil Recipes
Neroli Facial Oil Recipe
This facial oil is good for all skin types and will help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Use it nightly to rejuvenate the skin.
This recipe makes a 1% dilution, perfect for daily facial use.
- 3 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 5 drops neroli essential oil
- 3 drops frankincense essential oil
- 4 drops carrot seed essential oil
Mix everything together into a dark glass dropper bottle and shake well before using.
Nerloi Stretch Mark Oil Recipe
- 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
- 2 - 4 drops neroli essential oil
Mix as needed and apply to growing belly a couple times a day. Can also be used as a massage oil.
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Yours In Beauty,