Neroli essential oil is obtained from the flowers of the bitter orange, which grows on the Mediterranean coast. It is quite often found not only in your favorite fragrances, but also in cosmetics. Let’s talk about its benefits in more detail!
Surely, many of you, while relaxing on the sea, met shrubs and trees with small white flowers – this is how orange tree flowers look, which have an attractive and very delicate aroma that you can’t tear yourself away from, or neroli.
Neroli essential oil owes its name to the Italian city of Nerola. Its ruler, Anna-Maria, adored this smell and actively used orange essence in her care. It was the aroma of neroli that became the basis of the legendary Chanel No. 5 perfume.
Neroli is much more than just a pleasant aroma: the essential oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to which it is widely used in cosmetics. Also, the citrus component helps in the fight against stress, relieves PMS syndrome and facilitates the course of menopause.
Studies examining the chemical composition of neroli oil have proven that the unique compounds it contains work effectively against bacteria, yeast and fungi. This makes it an excellent remedy for inflammatory processes on the skin, capable of drying inflamed pimples in just one night.
Couperose, acne, eczema, redness, all kinds of skin irritation – neroli copes with all these problems perfectly. Scientists claim that neroli is a strong and effective antioxidant.
The oil has a high ability to regenerate cells, so cosmetic products with neroli are especially effective, and in addition they have a delicious aroma. If you add a few drops of neroli essence to your regular face or body care, you can enhance its moisturizing and nourishing properties, and at the same time give the skin a fragrance and even more freshness and radiance.
Trichologists believe that neroli has a beneficial effect on the scalp, reduces itching and relieves flaking. The essential oil in hair care products helps control dandruff and is generally beneficial for the skin, again due to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
If you add a few drops of neroli to leave-in care or hair oil, then the strands will become well-groomed, shiny and nourished, they will acquire a smoothed look and a gentle alluring aroma.
Another wonderful property of neroli oil is stress and anxiety relief. Its calming effect has been proven by many years of research and is widely used in aromatherapy and wellness practices, including Ayurveda.
The mixed aroma of neroli, lavender, ylang-ylang and marjoram is effective in hypertension and can lower blood pressure. But, of course, only under the supervision of a professional specialist.
Also, neroli oil has a beneficial effect on women’s health: it alleviates the symptoms of menopause and PMS. Women who regularly inhale the aroma of neroli reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure and have increased sex drive.
Neroli is believed to help improve endocrine function. With PMS, the aroma of neroli helps control mood and balance emotional ups and downs. And also – get rid of anxiety, depression and even frigidity. Helps neroli and men: aroma oil is a strong aphrodisiac, and is used as an aid in the treatment of impotence.
As for perfumery, the cool, slightly tart aroma with a subtle citrus bitterness has long been appreciated by perfumers all over the world, actively using it in luxury and niche fragrances.
Not all cosmetic products with aromatic oils can be used in hot weather and in the sun. But here, neroli compares favorably: unlike other citrus essential substances, the oil is safe for the skin even under direct sunlight, and goes well with other components, complementing and enhancing their beneficial properties. So you should take it into service right now!