Essential oils are a gift from nature. Neroli Oil is another great example of this. It is extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has delicate floral notes complemented by a fresh citrus scent, even a slightly peppery and tart undertone, according to he althline.com. The lovely floral citrus scent of neroli oil is part of a number of perfumes. But this oil also has excellent he alth benefits that have made it used for centuries in Eastern medicine.
Neroli oil is very useful because it contains powerful antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and has an anti-cancer effect due to these compounds in its composition. In addition, neroli oil also has anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties.It is also involved in the regulation of metabolism. According to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, cited by he althdigest.com, neroli oil also has very strong antifungal properties.
Another study from 2012 shows that neroli oil can be very effective in improving the condition of the skin. It reduces inflammation, which relieves acne symptoms thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Because it kills bacteria, neroli oil is also great for maintaining good oral hygiene.
According to he althline.com, neroli oil can also be used in home aromatherapy. Inhaling its aroma can help reduce anxiety and restlessness, can help with stress and depression. It has strong calming effects because it can affect cortisol levels by lowering them.
Neroli oil can also lower blood pressure values.The stress hormone cortisol may be involved in raising blood pressure. By inhaling the wonderful aroma of the oil, it can also stabilize blood pressure. At the same time, neroli oil stimulates the secretion of serotonin – the hormone of happiness.
Massaging the skin of the abdomen and lower back with neroli oil during the menstrual cycle can relieve the pain, burning and cramping characteristic of PMS. It can also reduce swelling and improve mood by reducing inflammation.
To successfully and safely apply neroli oil to the skin or as a poultice, dilute a few drops of it in a larger amount of carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. Neroli oil is very concentrated and can cause negative reactions if applied directly.