According to one legend, an Italian aristocrat from the 17th century named Anna-Marie de Nerola, in her skin care routine was using one essential oil extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, named after her Neroli oil.
Neroli oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils in perfumery and aromatherapy because of its distinctive citrus scent. Although many people think of “cologne” as a cosmetic fragrance, Eau de Cologne is actually the name of a specific fragrance formula from neroli.
When used properly, neroli oil is nontoxic, won’t irritate, and is safe for sensitive skin. It moisturizes dry skin and may reduce the appearance of scarring and stretch marks. It can be also mixed with other essential oils for relieving skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Neroli oil has many other health benefits. It has a strong action against harmful organisms and can help relieve bloating, gas, and can even promote normal sleep. Due to its relaxing properties, neroli oil is frequently used in aromatherapy, especially for stress management. It can also significantly reduce blood pressure, lower stress levels, and improve mood, because it has mild sedative effects.
It also has many beauty benefits for face and body and is known for promoting radiant and beautiful skin. In the cosmetic industry it is very often combined with other essential oils such as benzoin oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil and rosemary oil for production of natural antioxidants, moisturizers, and botanicals to encourage fresh, healthy-looking skin.