Nothing lightens the weight of winter quite like the fragrance of flowers. The floral aromas just scream spring and summer and can bring a warmth to even the coldest days. One flower we’re particularly fond of is the neroli blossom—which is actually the flower from an orange tree.
Neroli is the white, waxy blossom found on the bitter orange tree. You most commonly see neroli as an essential oil, which is steam distilled from the flower in a slightly tangy yet sweet fragrance that’s utterly distinctive and easily addictive (figuratively, of course).
Essential oils are often found in skincare products not just because they smell so fabulous. In fact, they’re potent little healers with numerous profound benefits. The gorgeous fragrant neroli blossom is no exception.
3 Powerful Neroli Essential Oil Benefits
1. Skin booster: According to Dr. Axe, neroli has an ability to regenerate skin cells and boost elasticity, making it a choice oil for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.
“Any skin condition caused by or related to stress should also respond well to the use of neroli essential oil since it has wonderful overall healing and calming abilities,” says Dr. Axe. “It can also be useful for treating bacterial skin conditions and rashes since it has antimicrobial ability.”
2. Reduces inflammation: This time of year, skin may be feeling red, raw, itchy and dry. The winter air is no help and neither are all the sugary and salty comfort foods leading to breakouts. Neroli oil may help. With the ability to help reduce inflammation and pain, it can bring relief to trouble skin while also speeding healing.
3. Calms and reduces stress: Perhaps the best thing about neroli is its profound ability to bring a sense of calm. Just thinking about its fragrance may help to relax you—it’s that powerful! According to Dr. Axe, a 2014 study found menopausal women who inhaled neroli essential oil showed lower diastolic blood pressure and improved pulse rates as well as decreased cortisol levels. It may also increase libido for women and reduce stress.
Want to add neroli into your skincare regimen? Check out our luxuriously rich Rose and Neroli Blossom Light Moisturizer.