Scents for the Soul – Neroli

Neroli is one of my favourite scents, it’s abundant, exquisite and floral notes are bright and sunny and the enchanting blossom of the bitter orange tree is one of the world’s most beloved scents. With sweet citrus and floral notes, this sensual scent inspires feelings of wellbeing and calls to mind the carefree days of summer.

It’s aroma appeals to both men and women. Neroli is one of nature’s most effective natural antidepressants, which together with its balancing and sedative properties makes it perfect for treating all types of negative emotional conditions, states of anxiety, menopause, and insomnia. This action may also in part explain the reputation of neroli essential oil as an effective aphrodisiac.

Most problem skin conditions respond extremely well to treatments incorporating neroli oil, but for the best results I mix it with in a hypoallergenic carrier lotion or base cream rather than a carrier oil. Used as part of a regular skin care routine, neroli improves elasticity, stimulates new cell growth, reduces thread veins, softens wrinkles and scars, and smells absolutely divine. It is the perfect skin care oil!

Neroli has many talents: calming; settling; uplifting; inspiring; aphrodisiac; stabilizing feelings of fear, worry, upset, grief; and promoting deep, restful sleep when worn before bed. I use it in skin serums, and perfumes. It blends well with lots of oils, but in particular I like to blend it with frankincense, clary sage, geranium and jasmine.