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25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 13

Day 13 is here with Neroli where a little goes a long way!

Neroli essential oil has an amazing scent if you like florals. There are other essential oils that smell floral, but this one to me truly smells like flowers from nature. Besides the scent, it is very uplifting, and great to use when dealing with grief and stress. You can also add neroli to your favorite hand cream for sore hands or add it to your current face cream for its skincare benefits. This oil is on the expensive side, but a little goes a long way with this essential oil.


Essential Oil Common Name: Neroli


Latin Name: Citrus x aurantium​


Family: Rutaceae


Part of Plant Used: Flowers


Extraction Method: Steam Distilled


Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle


Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. But still, use caution when using topically for children under the age of 2. Sensitivities can still occur. Read here on how to do skin patch testing. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.


Safe for Pregnancy: Yes


Safe for Breastfeeding: Yes


Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin.


Shelf Life: 4 Years


Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Deodorant, Skin regenerative


Contraindications: This essential oil has no known contraindications.


Where to purchase: Neroli here


Thank you for reading!

Love and Nature,

Nicole


Remember: The contents of this blog post are intended for educational and informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here. Click here to read more about my medical/FDA disclaimers.

 

References:

Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. (2nd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.


Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica. American College of Healthcare Sciences.


Aromahead Institute. (n.d.). Aromatherapy Certification Program. [Courses]. Aromahead Institute. https://courses.aromahead.com/aromatherapy-certification-program


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