Neroli essential oil suitably diluted as a massage oil, bath oil or in skin creams, it is one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all those used in aromatherapy. Neroli essential oil uses stretch from being a anti-depressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and aphrodisiac and a gentle sedative.
But the most important Neroli essential oil uses are in helping with problems of emotional origin. It is especially valuable for states of anxiety. On a fairly simplistic level, it can be used effectively to reduce anxiety before any stressful event, such as an interview, examination, driving test or public appearance, though obviously its greatest value lies in treating more serious and long-term anxiety states.
Neroli oil is a very valuable oil for insomnia, particularly when the sleeplessness arises from anxiety. The best Neroli essential oil uses are reached by using it as a bath essence before bedtime.
Neroli is particularly valuable in skin care for it has the special property of stimulating the growth of healthy new cells, and has therefore certain rejuvenating effects. It can be used for all skin types, but is perhaps most useful for dry or sensitive skins.
Neroli essential oil can safely be used during pregnancy incorporated with Mandarin in a blend to prevent stretch marks.
Recent studies suggest that Neroli essential oil can help PMT, because of its calming action. It is a particularly good oil for depression in older women.
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