Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Natural Remedies: Orange Blossom Essential Oil

Have you ever smelled Orange Blossoms?  They smell simply delicious! And so does this oil.  But it is also very useful - besides smelling "pretty."  So what are the uses and benefits of Orange Blossom Oil (also known as Neroli Oil)? 
  • Acne
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-depressive
  • Antiseptic
  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Scarring
  • Skin Care
  • Stretch Marks
  •  ....and guess what? Much more!

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 Due to the cost and power of this essential oil, it is advised that you use a 50:50 dilution of Orange Blossom Essential Oil.  Jojoba oil is a very good mixture, or you can use olive oil.  A few uses for it are these:
  • Massage 2-3 drops of the 50:50 dilution containing Orange Blossom Essential Oil on to scars or stretch marks.  With continued use, it will often diminish (and sometimes even eliminate) the blemishes.  It is not always effective, but it has a pretty high rate of success.
  • One thing I have heard is that Neroli Oil decreases hypertension (high blood pressure) and aids in circulation problems.  What I have not discovered is how to use it effectively for that! Any ideas anyone?  I do not have any of those problems in our family so it is not something extremely important for me to find out right now...but I would like to know for the future!
  • Rub a small amount of rosemary oil on skin in order to help with dry, irritated, and sensitive skin.  It helps! This will also work for acne.
There are many other uses, but this will give you a start point if you wish to use Orange Blossom (Neroli) Essential Oil.  It is an expensive oil, but it is also delightful!

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PLEASE NOTE: These are only natural home remedies that no professional has reviewed or written.  This is not to take the place of professional medical advice, it is merely to aid you at home.  If you are concerned, it is best to call your doctor and follow instructions given by him/her.

Also, please pay particular attention during use of essential oils in regards to which oils are safe for pregnant women and children.  There are many that should not be used, although some are perfectly safe.  For other important information, please see my May 9th, 2012, post titled "Natural Remedies: Essential Oils."

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