Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant which has the botanical name Citrus aurantium.
Neroli is also known by the name orange blossom.
Neroli oil which was first popularised at the end of the 17th century by Anna Maria de La Tremoille, Princess of Nerola.
She used neroli to add a pleasing scent to her baths.
Before the Princess of Nerola, neroli was used to scent water, herbal teas and for skin care for thousands of years.
What does neroli essential oil smell like?
Floral, sweet and citrusy.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The blossoms and flowers.
Where has neroli essential oil been sourced from?
This particular neroli oil originates from India.
How is neroli essential oil extracted?
Neroli essential oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with neroli essential oil?
Neroli oil blends well with benzoin, geranium, jasmine, lavender and the citrus oils.
How can I benefit from neroli essential oil?
If there is a lady’s essential oil, it may be neroli although it’s effects on men are vast as well.
Neroli oil has the ability to relax skin cells, while encouraging the growth of new tissue.
Neroli oil is also known to be a female tonic treating the emotional imbalances associated with PMS and menopause through its effect on the nervous system, and also helps to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps.
Its anti-spasmodic properties make it a good treatment against minor pain.
It helps to relieve nervous tension and may promote a restful night’s sleep.
Neroli essential oil is a natural tranquiliser which assists with depression, shock and insomnia. It is suitable for dry skin and when used with mandarin it can help with stretch marks.
Are there precautions I should know about?
As with all citrus oils, it can cause sensitivity to sunlight when applied to the skin. Best avoided in situations where concentrating such as studying and working.