Isn't it amazing how nature delivers multiple benefits — beyond expectations? For example, oranges are great for eating, and its juice for drinking; it's an excellent source of vitamin C. But the fruit of the orange tree is not the only beneficial part of it. The flowers of this citrus tree also offer a world of good, especially in the realm of natural skin care.
Neroli essential oil, botanical name Citrus aurantium, is the highly fragrant, steam distilled oil of orange blossoms whose rejuvenating aroma has become indispensable to aromatherapy and perfumery. It's wonderfully floral, exotic, citrusy and earthy. Therapeutically, neroli is credited in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and decrease high blood pressure.
But neroli goes far beyond smelling nice and improving overall wellbeing. Neroli also has many skin care benefits. When combined with cleansers, lotions, creams, and various skincare products, neroli delivers even more. Here are a few neroli essential oil skin care benefits you may find interesting.
Neroli essential oil is antibacterial.
The citrusy essential oil has antimicrobial properties. Neroli is effective for improving the appearance of acne-prone skin and improving the appearance of other skin irritations. When you mix a few drops of neroli in with your or toner, face mask or moisturizer it can help to make pores look smaller, cleaner and unclogged. Neroli also balances oil on your skin which can improve the appearance your overall complexion.
Neroli can improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Whether it's due to weight loss or recent birth, you may see stretch marks on your skin. Neroli oil not only fights the appearance of stretch marks but also reduces the look of broken capillaries.
Neroli helps your skin look younger.
Aside from the anti-microbial properties, neroli also has anti-aging effects. It can soften the appearance of wrinkles and scars. A few drops may also improve the appearance of skin elasticity making your skin look younger, smoother and firmer. Neroli essential oil is truly a must-have for your anti-aging skin care regimen.