Neroli Oil, Some Uses

Neroli Oil, Some Uses

Named after the princess of Nerola in Italy, who wore it as a perfume, Neroli oil (Citrus aurantium) comes from the flower of the bitter orange tree. The same tree that produces Petitgrain Bigrade oil. Neroli oil has a light, floral scent that has a slight tone of citrus. It’s quite lovely.

Aromatic influences: Gentle, nurturing, comforting. Helps lessen deep-seated insecurities. Creates a sense of harmony and peace. Redirects energy into more positive directions.

Combines well with:

Virtually all oils. Roman Chamomile, Coriander, Geranium, Benzoin, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, other citrus oils.

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • To help a sleepless baby, add 1 drop Neroli to 1 tablespoon carrier oil and, after evening bath, massage into the baby’s skin
  • Diffuse to help ease shock.
  • Used as an aphrodisiac.
  • In skin care, Neroli can help regenerate skin cells, especially in mature, sensitive, and dry skin.
  • Mood uplifting.
  • Relieves nervous tension.
  • Helps when treating emotional problems.
  • Safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Mix 2 drops each Neroli and Red Mandarin in Shea Butter and use to help prevent stretch marks.
  • Orange blossoms were long used in bridal wreaths. Diffuse the scent in the bridal room at a wedding.
  • Due to the high cost of the oil, you can make a good alternative by combining equal parts Red Mandarin and Petitgrain.
  • Promotes restful sleep.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. Have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Neroli oil. To check for more, you can click on Neroli in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Nourish Dry Skin

  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Rose
  • 1 tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Smooth formula into the dry skin area.

Chapped Lips Treatment

  • 3 drops Neroli
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel

Mix oils and carrier together. Apply Aloe Vera gel to lips first, then apply formula to lips. (9)

Relaxing Foot Bath

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 4 drops Anise Seed
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Fill a basin with warm/hot water. Add formula, swirl water to disperse the blend. Soak feet for at least 15 minutes. (9)

Toner for Facial Thread Veins

  • 1 drops Neroli
  • 1 drop Rose
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 teaspoons Glycerin

Mix glycerin and lemon juice together thoroughly then add essential oils. Decant liquid into a sterile bottle. To apply, moisten a cotton ball with toner and dab, very gently, over veins. (1)

Relieve Pregnancy Tiredness

  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply formula wherever you find it soothing. Good for third trimester. (10)

Ease Tension Bath

  • 3 drops Neroli
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Lemon

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Can also add to 1 cup sea salts and pour into bath. (1)

Ease Interrupted or Broken Sleep

  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 4 drops Rosewood
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Apply formula to neck and shoulders nightly. (10)

Ease Insomnia

  • 5 drops Neroli
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Rose
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into face, neck and shoulders. Can also use the formula in a soothing bath. (1)

And finally,

What do you like to do? How have you enjoyed Neroli oil in your life? Please share in the comment section below.


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  11. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2nd edition, by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
  12. Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published by Patricia Davis

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