Ingredients Insight: Neroli Oil

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Neroli oil is a key natural active ingredient in eléni’s Facial Toner Spritz. An essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, the oil has a sweet, honeyed and somewhat spicy scent.

What are the benefits of neroli oil?

bitter orange blossom flowerNeroli oil is widely used in perfumery as it is a non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, and non-phototoxic substance. Historically, neroli oil has been traditionally used as an essential oil to treat depression, skin infections and acne.

Neroli oil is a cicatrisant, and is often used to treat scar tissue, such as boils, stretch marks and acne scarring. It is also cytophylactic, promoting the generation of new cells, and stimulating the health of those already present. With all of these amazing qualities, and more, it’s not surprising that this oil is fantastic in its ability to care for the skin – making it smooth, maintaining the right balance of moisture, and adding a glamorous glow!

Fun Fact: Neroli oil is reportedly one of the ingredients in the closely guarded secret recipe for the Coca-Cola drink. It can be used as a flavouring ingredient, but isn’t common because of its high cost.