Neroli Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Neroli Essential Oil made of?

Neroli Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation from the fragrant white flowers of the bitter orange tree. Originating from regions such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, these blossoms yield an oil rich in potent compounds including linalool, linalyl acetate, and limonene. These constituents contribute to Neroli oil's distinct floral fragrance and therapeutic properties, making it a prized commodity in aromatherapy, perfumery, and holistic wellness practices.

  • Latin Name: Citrus aurantium
  • Main Country of Origin: Tunisia
  • Scent Note Type: Middle note with a sweet, floral, and citrusy aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy, Perfumery, and Skincare


What are the benefits of using Neroli Essential Oil?

Neroli Essential Oil offers several potential benefits:

  • Stress Relief: Its calming properties can help alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation.
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Its antioxidant-rich composition can help to nourish the skin for a youthful glow.
  • Emotional Balance: Renowned for its ability to uplift the spirits and instill a sense of inner peace.
  • Sleep Aid: Can promote a restful night's sleep, allowing for deeper relaxation and rejuvenation.


How to use Neroli Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser to create a calming ambiance and promote emotional balance.
  • Skincare: Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply topically to the skin to hydrate, tone, and rejuvenate the complexion.
  • Massage: Incorporate it into massage blends to promote relaxation and relieve tension in the body and mind.


How to combine Neroli Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Neroli Essential Oil blends harmoniously with carrier oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or fractionated coconut oil. For topical application, mix 2-3 drops with a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil.

To make a diffuser blend, combine 4-5 drops of Neroli Essential Oil with the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.


Research based on Neroli Essential Oil

"Effect of aromatherapy with Neroli oil on menopausal symptoms: a randomized controlled trial" (2020): This study suggests that inhalation of Neroli essential oil may alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and insomnia, offering a natural approach to symptom management.

"Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Neroli essential oil" (2018): Research demonstrates the antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of Neroli oil, highlighting its efficacy in skincare formulations and as a natural preservative.

"Neuropharmacological effects of Citrus aurantium and its constituent linalool: a review" (2019): This review explores the neuropharmacological effects of Neroli oil and its primary constituent linalool, suggesting potential applications in the management of anxiety and depression.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Neroli Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. It's recommended to perform a patch test before using it widely on your skin.


Q: Can I ingest Neroli Essential Oil?

A: It depends upon whether the manufacturer has produced the oil to be ingested or purely for topical and aromatic purposes.  For example, Avivni's Neroli Essential Oil has organic and purity certifications, however, we still don't recommend ingesting essential oils without consulting a physician (or holistic physician) simply because every person's body reacts differently. No essential oil should ever be ingested in its pure, undiluted form.


Q: Is Neroli Essential Oil safe for pets?

A: Cats and dogs are very sensitive to essential oils and many are even harmful or poisonous to them. Diffusers for aromatherapy should be placed high up and not near food and water bowls. There are products especially formulated for pets that have been vetted for safety and diluted to the appropriate strength and we suggest you stick with these. We recommend always checking with a holistic veterinarian before using an essential oil product on your pet.


Q: Can Neroli Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant or nursing women should always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils.


Q: Does Neroli Essential Oil have a shelf life?

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening.



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