Neroli essential oil is extracted from the soft, white blossoms of the Bitter Orange tree which are usually gathered by hand between April and May. It takes approximately 1000 pounds of Bitter Orange blossoms to make just one pound of Neroli oil. The tree is native to eastern Africa and tropical Asia but is now grown throughout the Mediterranean region as well as California and Florida. Neroli is one of the most widely used floral oils in perfumery, the aroma is sweet and ultra-feminine and blends well with most other oils. Neroli’s lovely scent isn’t immediately noticeable in undiluted form, but, when added to a carrier oil or other base, its true aroma emerges.
Neroli essential oil is favored for:
- Skin – Neroli has an excellent reputation for regenerating skin cells and restoring elasticity, especially in mature or prematurely aged skin. It is said to help prevent wrinkles, diminish scars and lessen thread veins.
- Digestion – Neroli is used to relieve cramps, spasms, expel gas from the intestines, ease diarrhea and indigestion.
- Stress – This oil is widely sought after for treating anxiety, depression, stress and anger. It is uplifting to the spirit, promoting a sense of peace and calm.
- Anti-Fungal – Neroli is considered to have very strong antifungal properties and is often utilized to treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and candida.
- Anti-Bacterial – Filled with antibacterial properties, this oil may be helpful in treating bacterial infections.
- Aphrodisiac – Those who want to relive those pink and blue moments of their youth, even in their fifties, sixties or nineties should give this essential oil a try. It not only promotes arousal and increases the libido, but it also helps with loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunctions. It has also been known to create romantic and sexual feelings, which is very important for having a happy and successful sex life.
- Antiseptic – Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to scratches, burns and wounds.
- Anti-bacterial -This oil has strong anti-bacterial properties.
- Digestion – Use to help promote proper digestion and expel as well as prevent the build up of gas.
- Cytophylactic – Neroli essential oil is said to promote the generation of new cells and stimulate the health of those already present.
- Disinfectant – Diffuse to keep your environment clear of germs and smelling great!
- Deodorant – This oil may be used as a deodorant, in soaps etc.
- Emollient – This is one of the most popular properties of neroli essential oil, which is its ability to care for the skin. It is to to make the skin smooth, protect from infections and adds a glamorous glow. It also helps to maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.
How to Use
- As a disinfectant, add several drops to a mister bottle of water and spritz in rooms and on linens.
- Add several drops to cotton balls and hide them in your bathroom.
- To increase sexual desire, apply to the temples, forehead and bottoms of the feet. Also add a few drops to your diffuser and place on the nightstand near your bed.
- For digestion, blend 2 – 3 drops to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen.