Neroli essential oil recipes & diffuser blends

By Alison Angold | Qualified Aromatherapist | CIDESCO ITEC

Neroli essential oil is extracted from the blossom of the orange tree.  This gives it a very light, delicate orange citrus aroma – a beautiful fragrance that is added to many skincare preparations and perfumes and light enough that it pairs well with many other different essential oils and aromas. Creating neroli essential oil recipes and diffuser blends is simple.

For all the oils that neroli blends well with read here.

How to use Neroli essential oil

Neroli essential oil can be used in a variety of ways to treat different ailments and issues. Neroli, as with most essential oils, must be diluted in a carrier substance – usually an oil or a cream – before application to the skin.

Neroli oil can also be used in a diffuser or a burner, either alone or blended with other essential oils, to radiate its wonderful aroma, while benefitting from its wonderful properties at the same time.

Neroli Diffuser Blends

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Neroli essential oil makes a good addition to a diffuser or a burner blend and due to its light, citrus fragrance, blends well with many other essential oils, to fragrance your space beautifully.

Revive & refresh

An uplifting blend when you need to clear your mind and invigorate your body.

Neroli, Bergamot & Grapefruit

Calm & relax

An ideal blend for using in the evening to prepare the body and mind for sleep.

Neroli, Lavender & Sandalwood

Anxiety soother

If stress is getting the better of you, use this blend to calm yourself and soothe the nervous system.

Neroli, Clary sage & Chamomile

Stress reliever

Another great oil to keep your house calm and stress-free!

Neroli, Jasmine & Cedarwood

Hormone balancer

If you know you suffer from hormonal imbalance burn this blend regularly.

Neroli, Jasmine & Clary sage

Hormone soother

Use this blend when you feel heightened emotions, mood swings, or to treat other PMT or menopausal symptoms

Neroli, Mandarin & Geranium

Summer sun

A lovely refreshing, citrus blend to uplift and bring joy to any day! Ideal to use in the morning.

Neroli, Orange & Lemon


Use this blend when you need to uplift, focus or instill self-confidence.

Neroli, Orange & Patchouli

Tropical Island

An exotic, fruity, summer, holiday-inspiredholiday-inspired aroma!

Neroli, Patchouli & Ylang Ylang

Floral Fresh

Give the impression of summer flowers all year round with this fresh, floral blend

Neroli, Geranium & Lavender


Neroli essential oil recipes

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Neroli is a wonderful oil for many different issues, but benefits, the skin, the endocrine system, and the mind the most.

Super-charged anti-ageing facial oil

  • 10ml Rosehip oil
  • 10ml Argan oil
  • 4 drop Neroli
  • 3 drops Carrot seed
  • 3 drops Patchouli

Rosehip and Argan oil are packed full of essential fatty acids and vitamins, so super nourishing for the skin.  The addition of the essential oils gives this facial oil superpowers!  Neroli is very good for dry and mature skin as it promotes new skin cell regeneration. Carrot seed essential oil is very nourishing to the skin and the more hydrated the skin is the younger it will look, and lines and wrinkles will appear less. Patchouli helps to bring new cells to the surface. So overall, cell renewal will be encouraged, the lower layers of the skin will become more hydrated and the skin will glow!

Nourishing & soothing facial oil

  • 20ml Sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops Neroli
  • 5 drops Lavender

This oil will still pack a punch but uses less complicated ingredients.  The neroli is great for dry and mature skin, while the lavender will soothe and calm skin irritations while hydrating the skin too.

Soothing cream for eczema & psoriasis

  • 50ml plain skin cream
  • 10 drops Neroli
  • 10 drops Chamomile
  • 10 drops Bergamot

An ideal cream to calm, soothe and heal skin irritations and disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis. All these are oils and calming, soothing, and healing for the skin, however, if the skin is particularly sensitive, always do a small patch test on the skin first. Try and use a very plain skin cream – the purer the better so that the benefits of the essential shine through and do not get altered by additional ingredients in the cream. Something like E45 or Cera Ve is a good choice.

Body oil for PMT & unbalanced hormones

  • 100ml Sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops Neroli
  • 5 drops Mandarin
  • 5 drops Geranium

Applying a  body oil is an ideal way to relieve the symptoms of PMT or other hormone issues, as can be applied as needed. This oil can also be used in the bath.  A 2014 study showed an improvement in menopause and hormone imbalance from the use of neroli oil. Mandarin and geranium are also effective at relieving symptoms of PMT and balancing hormones. Store your blended oil in an amber bottle, to keep the essential oils stable.

About the Author
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist, and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years of experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, which has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.