Today you will learn what neroli oil benefits and uses will make the difference for you. Read here to find out:
1. What is neroli oil?
2. Which neroli oil benefits and uses you would like to consider?
3. How to use neroli essential oil to be good-looking and healthy?
What is neroli oil?
When speaking of neroli essential oil, it is a bit complicated, so I will make it simple for you. In fact, neroli oil is derived from a bitter orange tree (Citrus Aurantium).
Bitter orange is a somehow controversial fruit. It is famous as a dietary supplement. From the other side, it has been linked to a range of harmful side effects including strokes and heart attacks.
What matters for you is not the fruit, but the blossom. And here it goes even more intriguing:)
From the flower of the bitter orange tree, one can derive two different essential oils – neroli oil and orange blossom oil. They are similar but still have their scent nuances.
The main difference comes from the extraction process.
Neroli oil is steam-distilled, while orange blossom oil is extracted differently.
To have the picture complete, I will add two more “players in the game.” From the peal of the bitter orange fruit, one can extract bitter orange essential oil. Leaves are distilled to get Petitgrain essential oil.
OK, I hope now we have clarity on what exactly neroli oil is:)
Just for the record, neroli oil includes components, like linalool, linalyl acetate, nerolidol, E-farnesol, α-terpineol, limonen.
An interesting fact is that linalool is used as a scent in many hygiene products and cleaning agents including soaps, detergents, shampoos, lotions.
You might wonder where the name “neroli” comes? No secret here:) We have to go back to the end of the 17th century when the princess of the Italian region Nerola introduced the extract from a bitter orange tree as a scent.
And voila – the name neroli “appeared” on the essential oils’ map!
Which neroli oil benefits and uses you would like to consider?
It makes us feeling happy
It is scientifically proven that neroli oil facilitates our brain to produce more serotonin – a neurotransmitter, responsible for being calm and handling well. It eases and energizes in nervous based complaints. It is a natural anti-depressant.
It regenerates the skin
Neroli oil likes our skin very much. Use it to fight with any scars and spots. Neroli oil moisturizes and balances the skin functioning. It is appropriate for all skin types.
This is a recipe for the patient readers: mix ten drops lavender or olive oil and 7 drops neroli oil. Spread this mixture on wet cotton cloth and apply on a problem spot on your skin for 1-2 hours.
It is aphrodisiac
Neroli oil is considered to help with libido issues, frigidity, impotence, and erectile dysfunctions. But it should not be that worse to use neroli oil as an aphrodisiac!
Here is my tip for the weekend: put 6-7 drops neroli oil into aroma lamp and let it burn. When the scent fills the room, may the “game” with your partner begin:)
It prevents skin infection
This is a handy first aid property if you get a cut. Just apply neroli oil to the would to “seal” it for uninvited bacterial “guests.”
It is useful for our hair
Neroli oil enhances hair follicles and opposes dandruff and irritation of the scalp. You can add a few drops to your hair shampoo or balm, to improve the overall effect.
It is perfect for aromatherapy
This is another way to treat your skin better. Take one tablespoon honey and blend it with 7-8 drops neroli oil when having a bath.
It works great against dark circles under the eyes
Neroli oil increases the elasticity of the skin around the eyes and hydrates it in significant depth.
In case, you want to experiment with different blends, neroli oil mixes well with other essential oils, like chamomile, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.
You might wonder if it has potential side effects. Overall it a “safe” oil, but as a precaution, you may want to test a small quantity on your skin. If no severe reaction, then it should be excellent.
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OK. You already know what neroli oil is and what are its main benefits and uses. Now I will share with you four beautiful recipes with neroli oil.
How to use neroli essential oil to be good-looking and healthy?
Mask #1 Neroli oil & cacao butter against small wrinkles.
You need 0.7 fl oz (20 ml) beeswax, 0.7 fl oz (20 ml) cacao butter, 1.7 fl oz (50 ml) mineral water, 0.04 oz (1 gr) boric acid, 5 drops sandalwood oil, 3 drops rose oil, 3 drops neroli oil.
Melt the wax, add the cacao oil and stir it well with wooden spoon. Slowly add the water (at room temperature). Add the boric acid. Leave it for a while to cool down at room temperature. Stir well, again and add sandalwood, neroli and rose oil.
Keep in glassware in the fridge. Use it not later than two weeks from the preparation of the mask.
Mask #2 Neroli oil, avocado oil and grapeseed oil against wrinkles.
You need 1 fl oz (30 ml) grapeseed oil, 1 fl oz (30 ml) avocado oil, 2 drops sandalwood oil, 2 drops neroli oil.
MIx the ingredients in glassware and after usage, keep in the fridge. Apply on the face and neck every night, instead of a night cream.
Mask #3 Neroli oil, avocado oil, rose oil, shea butter against dark circles under the eyes.
You need 0.2 fl oz (5 ml) shea butter, 0.2 fl oz (5 ml) avocado oil, 2 drops rose oil, 2 drops neroli oil.
Melt the shea butter and mix with avocado oil. Add rose and neroli oil. Apply around the eyes in the morning and the evening. MIx the ingredients in glassware and after usage, keep in the fridge. Apply on the face and neck every night, instead of a night cream.
Mask #4 Neroli oil, lavender, geranium oil, ylang-ylang against dandruff.
You need 5 drops lavender oil, 5 drops geranium oil, 2 drops neroli oil, 1 drop ylang-ylang.
Mix the ingredients and massage the hair from roots to ends. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with shampoo.
DYI products are one way to utilize neroli oil. The other way is to use natural cosmetic products with proven formulas, where neroli oil is blended with other unusual components. The result is your pure and healthy skin and hair!
I hope now not only you know what neroli oil is and what are its benefits but you are “armed” with a few recipes how to use it.
If you had to remember one thing from this text, my advice would be that neroli oil goes together with happiness:)
Don’t worry, be happy and TAKE ACTION, as your satisfaction is in your hands!
I would love to hear your comments! Do use (or plan to use) neroli oil? What are the results? Write me below, and I will answer you!
To your “neroli” days (and nights:)