Are You Missing Out? 4 Neroli Oil Secrets That Everyone Should Know!

Neroli essential oil has long used in aromatherapy circles. Sourced from the flowers of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium), neroli essential oil is said to offer a variety of benefits for mental and physical health.

Neroli is often used in perfume, cologne, cream, lotion, massage oil, and candles because well, it smells good! It’s scent (as with any scent) is hard to describe but wikipedia claims it smells sweet, “honeyed and somewhat metallic with green and spicy facets”. If that helps you, great. It smells good - that much I know.

In aromatherapy, neroli essential oil is typically used for the following health problems: anxiety, colds, headaches, high blood pressure, indigestion and, insomnia.

Other benefits of neroli essential oil may be reducing inflammation, alleviating stress, stimulate circulation, and enhance mood.

When used in skin-care and hair products, neroli essential oil is thought to treat oily skin, reduce signs of aging, and potentially diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

A bottle of neroli essential oil placed centrally, surrounded by vibrant oranges and delicate orange blossoms, with lush orange trees in the background of an outdoor orange grove under a clear blue sky. The scene emphasizes the natural source of the oil and evokes a sense of freshness and tranquility.

Benefits of Neroli Essential Oil

As with many essential oils the body of research providing scientific proof is limited, the preliminary studies on neroli suggest that the oil may offer certain benefits. Here's a look at what some of the research has suggested thus far:

1) Neroli Essential Oil for Anxiety

Studies suggest that neroli essential oil may help ease anxiety. In a 2014 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine researchers examined the effect of neroli oil aromatherapy on menopausal symptoms, stress, and estrogen in postmenopausal women.

The participants used neroli essential oil in a diffuser and inhaled for five minutes twice daily for five days. The participants displayed an improved quality of life related to menopausal symptoms, increased sexual desire, and reduced blood pressure.

In another study looking at the benefits of Neroli essential oil, published in 2013, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, used a blend containing neroli essential oil was found to reduce anxiety and alleviate sleep problems in a group of coronary angioplasty patients in an intensive care unit. Definitely a small sample size but promising results nonetheless.

2) Neroli Essential Oil For High Blood Pressure

The benefits of neroli essential oil may aid in blood pressure control, according to a small study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2012.

In the study, 83 people with high blood pressure or prehypertension inhaled the aroma of either a placebo fragrance or an aromatherapy blend containing neroli, lavender, ylang-ylang, and marjoram essential oils for 24 hours. Results revealed that those assigned to the aromatherapy blend experienced a significant decrease in blood pressure, as well as in levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

3)  Neroli Essential Oil Exhibits Antimicrobial & Antioxidant Activities

The fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree don’t just produce an oil that smells amazing. Research shows that the chemical composition of neroli essential oil has both antimicrobial and antioxidant powers.

Antimicrobial activity was exhibited by neroli against six kinds of bacteria, two types of yeast and three different fungi in a study published in the Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. Neroli oil exhibited a marked antibacterial activity. Neroli essential oil also exhibited a very strong antifungal activity compared with the standard antibiotic. (Dr. Axe) 

Due to these antibacterial powers, one worthwhile use of neroli essential oil would be as a deodorant. Green Theory deodorant uses neroli in its Citrus & Vanilla deodorant. It’s and all natural deodorant that combines ingredients you know with the odor fighting potential of probiotics with the detoxifying power of bentonite clay. You smell great and get healthier just by using it. Check it out below and get yourself some fresh pits and peace of mind. 

4) Neroli Essential Oil Repairs & Rejuvenates Skin

A middle-aged woman applying neroli essential oil to her face in a serene bathroom setting, with a small bottle in hand. She looks relaxed and content, surrounded by soft lighting and calming decor, reflecting a personal skincare routine focused on skin repair and rejuvenation.

If you’re looking to buy some essential oils to add to your beauty routine, you’ll definitely want to consider neroli essential oil. It’s known for its ability to regenerate the skin cells and improve the elasticity of skin. It also helps maintain the right oil balance in the skin, making it an excellent choice for all skin types.  

Due to its ability to revive skin at the cellular level, neroli essential oil can be beneficial for wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. Any skin condition caused by or related to stress should also respond well to the use of neroli essential oil since it has wonderful overall healing and calming abilities. It can also be useful for treating bacterial skin conditions and rashes since it has antimicrobial ability. (Dr. Axe)

How to Use Neroli Essential Oil

When combined with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, sweet almond, or avocado), neroli essential oil can be applied directly to the skin or added to baths in small amounts.

Neroli essential oil can also be inhaled after sprinkling a drop or two of the oil onto a cloth or tissue, or by using an essential oil diffuser or vaporizer.

The oil is often combined with other essential oils, such as basil, tangerine, and lime.

How do you use neroli? Let us know in the comments below!


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