Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Neroli essential oil or orange blossom essential oil

Neroli (Orange Blossom) essential oil, citrus aurantium, is beautifully fragrant that is bittersweet, floral, spicy and quite strong until diluted. Used to regenerate skin cells and to tone mature, dry, and sensitive skin. Helps circulation problems and reduces high blood pressure. Stimulates the brain waves and has a sedative properties to relax the body and works well as an aphrodisiac. Neroli essential oil soothes and calms the senses. Neroli essential oil increases circulation and stimulates new cell growth. It can prevent scarring and stretch marks. It is useful in treating skin conditions linked to emotions or stress, as it calms the emotions as well as the skin. Any type of skin can benefit from neroli essential oil, although it is particularly good for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It regulates oiliness and minimizes enlarged pores. Neroli essential oil helps to clear acne and blemished skin, especially if the skin lacks moisture. With regular treatment, it can reduce the appearance of fragile or broken capillaries and varicose veins.
Neroli an evergreen tree up to 10m high with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers (Orange Blossom Flowers). Essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the freshly picked flowers. Once native to central Asia and China, these trees now grow in subtropical regions of California, Mexico and South America, as well as in areas surrounding the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. Farmed in Egypt, Italy, Morocco, Sicily, Southern France, Spain, Tunisia and the Comoro Islands, located off the southeast coast of Africa. Many experts claim the best neroli oil comes from Tunisia.
Neroli (Orange Blossom) essential oil, citrus aurantium, blends well with all other essential oils especially lavender, jasmine, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, vanilla, spicy oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove..
Cautions - Generally non toxic, non irritant, non sensitizing.
Properties - Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory).

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