4 Benefits Of Using Neroli Oil For Skin Care
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree, through the process of steam distillation. Its aroma has a blend of sweet and citrusy notes. Neroli is widely used for its medicinal properties and bioactive compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, essential oils and vitamins. The parts which are used for medicinal purposes are the bitter orange peel, neroli flowers and their leaves.
The fruit of the neroli plant is pickled or used as a condiment. Its fresh peel is often used in marmalades and the dried peel is used in making beverages. Neroli flowers are used for making teas and neroli hydrosol is used to flavour sweets in many countries.
Neroli oil is one of the most widely used floral oils in perfumery. Today, it is also one of the most popular ingredients in the organic beauty industry for its skin benefits.
Benefits Of Using Neroli Essential Oil For Skin Care
Research shows that the chemical composition of neroli essential oil makes it a strong anti-inflammatory agent against acute and chronic inflammation. Using neroli oil for skin care can reduce inflammation and itchiness on dry and sensitive skin.
Studies indicate the presence of powerful antimicrobial activity in neroli essential oil. It has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties compared to standard antibiotics. Research also suggests including neroli oil in an oil blend targeted to minimise acne and associated inflammation. It is also used to reduce the appearance of scarring and acne marks.
Limonene is one of the major constituents of neroli essential oil. According to a study, essential oils that are rich in limonene enhance the free radical scavenging activity in our skin to reduce oxidative stress and provide antioxidant support against environmental aggressors.
Another study shows that out of all the parts of the neroli plant, neroli flowers and leaves exhibit the strongest antioxidant activity. The increased free radical scavenging property of neroli essential oil also comes from the presence of compounds such as γ-terpinene, nerol and geraniol.
Provides Antiseptic Benefits
The combination of powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and cell regenerative properties in neroli essential oil makes it an effective antiseptic agent for wound healing and tissue repair.
How To Use Neroli Oil For Skin Care?
Neroli essential oil can be used on your skin for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits. Add 2-4 drops of neroli oil to 2-4 tablespoons of your preferred cold pressed oil and massage this blend on your face and body before sleeping. 1-2 drops of neroli oil can also be added to your face pack for added benefits.
Note - Always patch test DIY recipes before using them.
Juicy Chemistry Products With Neroli Essential Oil
Carrot, Rosehip And Neroli Organic Soap is a certified organic soap made with saponified olive oil, shea butter and mango seed butters that cleanse gently and leave your skin moisturised, carrot extract and rosehip seed oil to repair sun damage, and neroli and patchouli essential oils to provide antioxidant properties to your skin.
Neroli, Rosehip And Tamanu Organic Body Butter is made with organic rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E to reduce scarring and pigmentation, and cocoa butter and shea butter for stretch mark reduction.
Helichrysum and Rosehip Facial Oil is a fast-absorbing facial oil meant for night-time application. It has organic rosehip and carrot seed oils that repair sun-damage, and neroli and helichrysum essential oils to stimulate blood circulation on your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which skin type can use neroli essential oil?
Neroli essential oil benefits all skin types, especially oily, combination and acne-prone skin. However, we do recommend patch testing the diluted essential oil before using it.
Can I use neroli essential oil as a spot treatment for acne?
Yes. Neroli essential oil can be used as a spot treatment for acne and scars. Dilute 3 drops of neroli oil in 2 teaspoons of organic rosehip oil. Add the blend to an empty roll-on bottle and use it as a spot treatment.
Note - Do not use essential oils directly on your skin. Always dilute them in a carrier oil to prevent sensitivity.