15 Wonderful Benefits of Neroli Essential Oil

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The health benefits of neroli essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, bactericidal, cordial, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, disinfectant, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative, and tonic substance.

What is Neroli Essential Oil?

Neroli oil is an essential oil extracted from citrus fruit. Because of this fact, most of its medicinal properties match those of other citrus essential oils. This oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowers of neroli which has the botanical name Citrus aurantium. There is another name, Citrus vulgaris, which is often assigned to it as well. The chief components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, alpha-terpinene, beta-pinene, camphene, farnesol, geraniol, indole, nerol, linalool, linalyl acetate, methyl anthranilate, nerolidol, and neryl acetate.

Ever heard about Eau-de-Cologne? Do you know what it is traditionally made from? Well, now you do! It is made from this neroli essential oil. Even the name neroli is related to its use as a perfume.

Health Benefits of Neroli Essential Oil

Let’s take a closer look at some of the impressive health benefits that humans can enjoy by using neroli essential oil.

Relieves Chronic Depression

If you cannot escape from depression, even when you are out at parties or discotheques, you can try this essential oil to relieve your chronic depression. Neroli essential oil drives away sadness, invokes a feeling of joy and happiness while uplifting your overall mood. That is why this oil is extensively used in aromatherapy.

Aphrodisiac

Those who want to relive those pink and blue moments of their youth, even in their fifties, sixties or nineties should give this essential oil a try. It not only increases the libido, but it also helps to prevent loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence, and erectile dysfunctions. It has also been known to create romantic and sexual feelings, which is very important for having a happy and successful sex life.

Prevents Infection

When you get a cut or wound and the doctor is too far to reach for an anti-tetanus injection, you should apply this oil to your wounds. This will effectively protect your wounds from infections and tetanus. You can then take your time to visit the doctor.

Bottles of neroli essential oil with fresh green leaves and white flowers on a wooden table

Kills Bacteria

This powerful essential oil kills bacteria and keeps your body free from a number of microbial infections and toxins. In diseases like cholera, typhoid, and food poisoning as well as certain skin conditions caused by bacteria, this oil may prove useful in giving considerable relief.

Keeps you Warm

Neroli essential oil is a very good choice to give you protection from the cold during winters. It keeps you warm and prevents coughs and colds from infecting you. It will also curb the production of excess mucus and make it easy for you to breathe and sleep in winter.

Carminative

This will make an “exit” sign for the gases that build up inside your stomach and intestines. On being relieved of your gases, you feel light, your appetite comes back; there is no more indigestion, and the inflammation is gone, along with the stomach aches. On top of that, you get a lower blood pressure as a bonus too!

Skin Care

This property of neroli essential oil works better than any anti-mark cream or lotion. In fact, some herbal anti-mark applications use this essential oil. This causes scars, spots, and after-marks left by acne, boils, and pox to fade away.

Cytophylactic

Neroli essential oil promotes the generation of new cells and stimulates the health of those already present. This makes you grow bigger, stronger, and healthier.

Reduces Infection

When taken internally, it disinfects the body as well as your surroundings as it reduces infections of the colon, prostate, kidneys, and urinary tracts. Additionally, it helps treat skin infections and protects against new infections as well.

Handles Spasms

This essential oil efficiently handles spasms and gives relief from spasmodic coughs, cramps, spasmodic aches, and spasmodic cholera. It also relaxes the muscles throughout the body.

Sedative Effect

It sedates all the organs and metabolic functions of the body, including those in your head. It gives relief from anxiety, distress, anger, depression, inflammations, and other irritations. In other words, it relaxes both the body and soul.

Acts as Tonic

Neroli essential oil safeguards all aspects of good health, such as maintaining the correct rate of metabolism, proper circulation, and a boosted immune system.

Deodorant

This essential oil can also drive away foul odors. It can be used on the body as a perfume or in rooms as room fresheners or vaporizers. This will not only drive away odor but will also disinfect the rooms against germs and toxins.

Promotes Digestion

Neroli essential oil promotes digestion and increases appetite.

Moisturizes the Skin

This is one of the most popular properties of neroli essential oil, which is its ability to care for the skin. It makes the skin smooth, free from infections, and adds a glamorous glow to it. It also helps maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.

Other Benefits

It can be used to treat neuralgia, colitis, diarrhea, and fat-cracks. It is also effective in reducing weight.

Word of Caution: There are no inherent threats of using neroli essential oil. You should avoid using it when you need to concentrate on something or if you want to avoid sleep, due to its strong sedative nature.

Blending: Neroli essential oil blends particularly well with all citrus oils. It also mixes well with the essential oils of Benzoin, Geranium, Lavender, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary, and Sandal Wood.

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About the Author

Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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