22 November 2008

Neroli essential oil is a very precious oil produced from blossoms of the Bitter Orange tree. These blossoms are small, white and very fragrant. The high cost is a result of requiring 1 ton of orange blossoms to produce 1 quart of oil. Neroli is named after Anna Maria de La Tremoille, Princess of Nerola) who first introduced the fragrance to Italy.

Botanical Name
Citrus aurantium

Origin
Italy

Color
Pale yellow to coffee brown

Consistency/Viscosity
Watery viscosity

Aroma
sweet, floral and slightly haunting smell

Extraction Method
Neroli oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, a-terpinene, nerol, neryl acetate, farnesol, geraniol, linalool, nerolidol, linalyl acetate, methyl anthranilate and indole

Therapeutic Properties
Antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, cordial, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Neroli oil is very relaxing and can relieve chronic anxiety, depression, fear, shock and stress
  • Its calming effect can also be beneficial to the digestive tract
  • It can be used for intestinal spasms, colitis and diarrhea
  • It is one of the essential oils with the most sedative effects and is useful for treating depression, anxiety and shock
  • It is also effective in calming heart palpitations, treating headaches, neuralgia and vertigo
  • It can help when a patient is convalescing and is a good general tonic
  • On the skin, this oil helps in regenerating skin cells and is a rejuvenating oil useful to prevent ugly scar tissues. It promotes a smoother skin, fighting stretch marks and broken capillaries
  • May help Calms other stress-related conditions. May relieve menstrual discomfort
  • Has traditionally been used as an anti-infectious, antibacterial (coli bacteria), and anti-parasitic
  • The essential oil is both a sedative and overall tonic to the nervous system, and can be beneficial for most disorders of an emotional origin
  • The oil has been said to treat heart palpitations, relieve insomnia and reduce nervousness
  • Neroli Essential Oil can be tried as a tonic for the female reproductive system, for relief of menstrual cramps
  • The anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-spasmodic properties of Neroli oil make it possibly supportive for intestinal disorders
  • The aroma of Neroli has been reported to successfully treat nervous depression and shock; it is relaxing to the body and spirit, and may bring relief in seemingly hopeless situations. The essential 0il used in a diffuser or burner can enhance the ambiance of a room, bringing an air of tranquility and relaxation
Precaution
  • Neroli oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant and non-phototoxic yet must be used sparingly
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician
Blend With
Cedarwood Oil, Geranium Oil, Jasmine Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Rose Oil, Clary sage Oil, Myrrh Oil, and Sandalwood Oil

Recipe
  • Diffuse, dilute to 10% and apply topically
  • Neroli Essential Oil can be tried as a tonic for the female reproductive system, for relief of menstrual cramps - add to a bath or dilute to 10% in Apricot Kernel Oil and massage into the abdomen

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