Sweet, Warm Neroli
Do you know where Neroli oil comes from? It’s actually an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree! Neroli oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation; due to its extracting process it's usually more expensive than other essential oils.
Neroli has a distinctive, spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes with a whiff of citrus and honey. It is said the oil has a balancing effect on those that wear it.
The story goes that in the 17th century the Princess of Nerola, Italy introduced the essence of bitter orange tree into perfume, and would douse herself in the scent, as well as use it in her baths and in her gloves. She was dubbed "Princess Nerola" and the term "neroli" has been used to describe this essence ever since.
Neroli also has properties that can aid in skin health. Studies indicate that neroli oil has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. It can help reduce acne breakouts, reduce fine lines, heal skin irritations, and treat rashes. It can stimulate skin cells to regenerate, helping to diminish age spots, scars, and stretch marks.
It's an anti-inflammatory, meaning it's also great for general redness, and may help with rosacea.
When used in aromatherapy, neroli can help quiet the mind and ease stress. Some evidence suggests it has benefits around depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, PMS and menopausal symptoms. It is said it can reduce the levels of cortisol in the brain, and a study in animals found it has components which might make it beneficial for reducing seizures and convulsions.
Here are our recommended top picks for products containing neroli:
Neroli Lemon "Evening" Essential Oil Blend - Includes neroli, lemon, myrtle, petitgrain, and rose. Great for adding to skin products due to neroli’s natural anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, and healing properties. (its name refers to how it evens out the skin tone, not the time of day!)
Olive Leaf & Neroli Moisturizer - While olive leaf provides the emollient, neroli brings the anti-inflammatory benefits. Perfect for daily use and for those with sensitive skin. Additional botanicals, such as rose, lavender, chamomile, and aloe help reduce puffiness and tackle redness.
Rose and Sea Buckthorn Cream Cleanser - Neroli joins forces with rose water (promotes younger looking skin), sea buckthorn (a powerful antioxidant) and ginseng (cooling) in this gentle cleanser that removes toxins and dead surface cells. Additional organic extracts (including rosemary, radish and coconut) encourage a healthy, hydrated complexion.
Soy and Shea Massage Candle - Available in six soothing essential oil blends, including our newest, Neroli Jasmine blend! These candles contain botanical oils and wax from soybeans, nourishing coconut oil, and creamy shea butter. Just light the candle, let it burn, blow it out, and massage the warm wax into the skin.
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