Neroli, scientifically known as citrus aurantium, is a citrus botanical commonly used as an essential oil. Being a member of the citrus family, neroli possesses several of the same wonderful medicinal properties as other citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges. Neroli essential oil is best known for its miracle healing abilities and intoxicating scent. In fact, it’s a feature fragrance in many top perfumes and colognes.
The primary constituents in this highly healing essential oil are alpha-pinene, alpha-terpinene, beta-pinene, camphene, farnesol, geraniol, indole, nerol, linalool, linalyl acetate, methyl anthranilate, nerolidol, and neryl acetate. Looking at the skin benefits of neroli, you’ll find an impressive list of therapeutic actions.
1. Heals Infections
Various pathogens and bacteria can lead to infections that cause chronic inflammation. Any sort of infection can potentially inflict damage to the skin tissue, thus leading to its degeneration. Neroli essential oil can help, it is known to inhibit and even cure various bacterial infections.
Whether you have acne, a wound, or any other skin irritations, neroli applied topically can help to cure the infection by inhibiting the growth of pathogens.
Because most pathogens excrete toxic metabolic wastes, neroli can also help protect the skin from further harm caused by toxicity. All in all, this anti-bacterial oil may prove useful in treating a number of infectious diseases of the skin.
2. Heals Scaring and Preserves Youthfulness
One of the best skin benefits of neroli is its potential to regenerate the skin from scar tissue. This is likely due to its cytophylactic actions, meaning neroli essential oil promotes the regeneration of new cells, while invigorating current skin cells. This also makes neroli a wonderful anti-aging oil that protects and preserves your skin’s youthfulness, while ensuring its longevity.
3. Moisturizes Skin
Another popular property of neroli essential oil is its ability to soften and moisturize the skin. Applied topically it is known to smooth the skin by maintaining moisture. Properly hydrated and moisturized skin is key to maintaining a radiant glow.
4. Eliminates Odors
Not only does neroli smell incredible, but its anti-microbial properties help eliminate the foul odors that microbes can put off. It works two-fold to disinfect the skin by driving away odor-causing bacteria and offers a wonderful citrus fragrance in replace.
Neroli essential oil is used topically, and the benefits we covered are all exceptionally helpful for promoting the health and beauty of the skin. This is exactly why we use this fabulous essential oil in our Night Cream.
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