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Neroli was named in 1680 when the princess of Nerole perfumed her gloves, stationery, shawls, and bathwater with the scent. Both Duchess Marie Antoinette and the French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte loved neroli oil, using it every day as a fragrance or aftershave. For centuries, neroli has been added to cosmetic preparations, colognes, and perfumes. Today it is one of the ingredients in Eau de Cologne, a classic cologne.
There are significant variations in the aroma of Neroli depending on the country of origin and the distillation methods and procedures. Ideally the flowers alone are distilled very near or at the point of harvest. France, Italy and Tunisia are the leading producers of Neroli in terms of both quality and volume. In recent years, it is used as a nerve tonic and is noted for its skin care properties, as well as for being a go-to for children's health issues.
BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus aurantium
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation
PLANT PART: Flowers
BLENDS WELL WITH: Frankincense, and other resins
AROMA: Floral and peppery, with citrus undertones
SHELF LIFE: 2 Years
Neroli oil has a sweet and intensely floral aroma, and can be pale yellow or coffee-brown in color. Oftentimes it is classified as a floral oil instead of a citrus oil. However, be very cautious when purchasing neroli oil, as many manufacturers adulterate their oil with chemical compounds in order to increase their sales. Even when diluted, neroli oil still retains its strong floral smell.
In aromatherapy, neroli oil is valued for its calming and relaxing scent, which acts as a tranquilizer that can help alleviate anxiety and heart palpitations, relieve insomnia and even prevent or treat stress-related depression. Its fragrance can also help alleviate digestive issues, such as intestinal spasms, colitis, dyspepsia and diarrhea.
How to Make Neroli Oil
Neroli oil is made from the freshly picked flowers of the bitter orange tree, which then go through a lengthy absolute extraction process, traditionally via hydro-distillation or steam distillation. It's very expensive to produce neroli oil, which is why some manufacturers infuse it with other natural essential oils. This does not reduce neroli oil's benefits, though.
How Does Neroli Oil Work?
Neroli oil can be inhaled, diffused, massaged or applied directly to your skin (always skin test first) to acquire its benefits. It can also be taken orally, but I strongly advise doing this under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. When used topically or inhaled, neroli oil works as an antidepressant that has a soothing and calming effect on your mind and body. It eases tension and anxiety and uplifts your mood. It can also relax your nervous system and digestive tract.
Neroli oil can help stimulate the growth of new cells, supporting your skin's renewal process. It's said to work for all skin types and conditions, but I always advise doing a skin patch test before applying neroli oil or any essential oil liberally all over your skin.
Is Neroli Oil Safe?
Yes, bit as with any essential oil; as long as it's used in moderation. Neroli oil is not known to be toxic, but as with other essential oils, I always advise caution when using it. It can be used undiluted, but if you prefer a milder formulation, you can also infuse it with an Organic Cold-Pressed Carrier Oil.
As a precaution, do a spot test before using neroli oil by applying an undiluted form on the inside of your arm near your elbow. If any allergic reaction occurs, don't use it. It is not recommended to ingest neroli oil, or any essential oil as there have been no studies showing the essential oil survives your stomach acids. I advise against using neroli oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for very young children.
Here are some ways to use Neroli oil:
Wet a cotton ball, add a drop of neroli oil and lightly dab it on your skin to help treat acne.
Add to our Dead Sea Mud Mask for added benefits.
Put a few drops in a diffuser to help fight lethargy, depression, anxiety, stress and digestive problems.
Mix a few drops with one of our Organic Cold-Pressed Carrier Oils and massage all over your body to help improve circulation.
Apply a few drops to a hot or cold compress to alleviate headaches and neuralgia.
Ease premenstrual discomfort by mixing a few drops in your bath water.
Neroli oil's pleasant aroma can also work as a deodorant to drive away foul odors. When used on the body as a perfume, or sprayed as an air freshener or diffused via a vaporizer in a room, neroli oil not only eliminates the odor, but also helps kill germs and toxins.
Benefits of Neroli Oil
Neroli oil has many beneficial and health-promoting properties. It acts as an antiseptic, disinfectant, antispasmodic, bactericidal, antidepressant and sedative.
Lowers Inflammation & Pain
Reduces Stress & Improve Symptoms of Menopause
Decreases Blood Pressure & Cortisol Levels
Exhibits Antimicrobial & Antioxidant Activities
Repairs & Rejuvenates Skin
Acts as an Anti-seizure & Anticonvulsant Agent
Neroli oil is also a tonic that can help promote proper circulation, healthy metabolism and immune system support.
Side Effects of Neroli Oil
Neroli oil may cause certain side effects like uneasiness and headache in some individuals. It can also be addictive or nauseating if used too often. I also advise against using neroli oil if you need to concentrate and stay alert, such as when you're driving. The oil's sedative effects can affect your concentration and cause drowsiness.