Neroli oil has great therapeutic properties and it smells incredible. The odour provides a relaxing effect on the body and mind and it is helpful in relieving muscle spasms, calming palpitations of heart and offers rejuvenating and regenerative effect on the skin. It prevents ugly scarring and fighting stretch marks. The oil is pale yellow in colour and its viscosity is watery and it has a sweet, floral and haunting aroma. This oil is one of the main ingredients for making the traditional eau-de-cologne. Orange petals are also associated with marriage, purity and brides because brides traditionally wear orange buds in their hair.
The chemical components of neroli oil are alpha pinene, beta pinene, camphene, a-terpinene, nerol, neryl acetate, farnesol, geraniol, lnalool, nerolidol, linalyl acetate, methyl anthranilate and indole. Neroli oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant and non-phototoxic but it is important to use it sparingly when a sharp clear head is needed because it can be relaxing. Neroli oil is antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminate, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, cordial, deodorant, digestive, sedative, tonic and emollient. Neroli oil can relieve chronic anxiety, depression, fear, shock and stress and its calming effect can also be beneficial to the digestive tract.
Neroli oil can be used for intestinal spasms, colitis and diarrhoea. The oil helps insomnia and has sedative effects for treating depression, anxiety, shock and is also effective in relieving palpitation of heart, treating headaches, neuralgia and vertigo. The oil can be used as a general tonic and is good for patients who are on convalescing stages. Neroli oil help regenerate skin cells and is rejuvenating oil which can be used to prevent ugly scar tissue. It promotes a smoother skin and fights stretch marks and broken capillaries.
Blends Well With
Neroli oil blends particularly well with benzoin, geranium, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, rosemary, ylang-ylang and all citrus oils. The oil which is extracted by steam distillation of flowers of Neroli is called Citrus Aurantium botanically and it is also called Citrus Vulgaris. The world famous Eau-de-Cologne is made from Neroli oil and there are many health benefits connected to this oil. Neroli oil is an effective antidepressant and relieves you from chronic depression. It drives away sadness and brings in a feeling of joy and happiness by uplifting the overall mood. It is also the reason why it is widely used in aromatherapy techniques.
Neroli oil acts as an effective sedative it sedates all organ systems and metabolic functions of the body including the head. It provides aid from anxiety, anger, distress, depression, irritations and depressions and relaxes the body and soul. It acts as a good tonic and protects all the parts for good health and maintains the right rate of metabolism, proper circulation and boosted immune system. Neroli oil is a good carminative and relieves you of all gases which build inside the stomach and intestines. This removal of gas from the body brings the appetite back and relieves you of indigestion, inflammation and stomach aches. It also helps to lower the blood pressure.
Physico Chemical Properties
Specification Limit Botanical Name Citrus Aurantium/Citrus Vulgaris Family Name Rutaceae Common Name Neroli, orange blossom, Amara Part Used Flowers Specific Gravity 0.9200 - 0.9800 @ 20°C Optical Rotation +3.00 to +8.00 @ 20°C Refractive Index 1.4800 - 1.5200 @ 20°C Blends well with geranium, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, rosemary, ylang-ylang etc.