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Neroli essential oil in herbal medicine and aromatherapy

Neroli essential oil is produced by distilling the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. The fragile blossoms are gathered by hand in spring and handled with extreme care so as not to cause bruising. It takes a ton of Neroli blossoms to make one quart of Neroli essential oil. Neroli essential oil is often used in aromatherapy.

Neroli essential oil is a mild sedative and is used to treat insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, hysteria, PMS, depression, backaches, headaches, stress related illnesses, nervous conditions, varicose veins, and stretch marks.

Neroli essential oil is warming and helps improve blood circulation. It is sometimes used to ease heart palpitations and cardiac spasms. Neroli also helps improve digestion and colon problems.

Neroli makes a wonderful addition to facial oils and massage blends. It regenerates skin cells and improves the skin's elasticity. Neroli helps heal most skin problems and is often used in the treatment of acne. It is especially suited for dry, sensitive, and mature skin. For mature skin and the treatment of wrinkles, combine with clary sage essential oil and dilute with almond oil. Apply daily as moisturizer.

Neroli essential oil is considered a tonic for the female reproductive system and helps bring relief from menstrual cramps. Just add a few drops to a warm bath or dilute with vegetable oil and massage into the abdomen.

Neroli essential oil is used in meditation to purify the mind, body, and spirit. It has a calming effect on the whole body and is considered an aphrodisiac in some cultures. Neroli essential oil is a natural tranquilizer but also brings energy to the body. It can instill confidence and improve mental functioning.

Neroli essential oil was probably named after the Princess of Nerola of Italy, who was known to use it to scent her clothing, bath, and living quarters. The fragrant oil is often used in perfumes and fine beauty products.

Neroli oil is expensive but the scent is exquisite. Neroli's fragrance is hypnotic and can be intoxicating. It is sweet, floral, and fruity with a middle to base note. Neroli essential oil blends well with tangerine, orange, lemon, cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, rose, and sandalwood essential oils.

Neroli is considered one of the most important aromatherapy treatments for anxiety and depression resulting from stress. To calm the nerves, inhale the aroma, rub a few drops on the wrists, or dilute in almond oil and wear as a natural perfume.

Neroli can be used to induce a restful sleep. Combine five drops of Neroli with five drops of lavender essential oil and add to half a cup of grain alcohol. Pour into a spray bottle and lightly mist pillows before bedtime.

* Keep all essential oils away from the eyes. Do not take essential oils internally without consulting a qualified professional. Always dilute essential oils with good carrier oil and test on small area of skin before use. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.