Neroli oil is a pure plant derived oil that comes from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet citrus yet floral aroma, making it a popular essence in many modern fragrances. It also has a rather dramatic history. Neroli oil was first used at the end of the 17th century by Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy to add scent to her bath and gloves. The essential oil was named after the city in Italy and remains a favorite today.
This sensational essential oil is nontoxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. It can also calm your the nerves rendering it a wonderful anti anxiety oil. Neroli oil is often used for massage and aromatherapy to soothe the nervous system and boost circulation. It is also an essential skincare ingredient to beautify your largest organ, the skin.
After a long summer at the beach and in strange waters, your feet take a beating. Neroli oil is an antifungal that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine states can be used for conditions such as athlete’s foot and ringworm. Make your feet smooth to return to school wearing your prettiest sandals.
Neroli oil is also used to combat acne, minimize signs of aging and reduce scarring. It stimulates skin cells to regenerate. While it seems unusual to use an oil to get rid of acne, it helps to balance your skin. Start by cleansing your skin then gently dry it using a soft cotton towel. Apply a skin product with neroli oil or a floral water to the affected areas using a clean cotton ball. This soothing oil calms your nerves and skin so you are ready to face that new job, school, or alleviate anxiety from hormonal changes, pms and menopause.
Neroli truly is an essential oil, one we can’t be without for sure!