Neroli essential oil has a light, sweet-floral fragrance, with a terpeny top note. Neroli oil not only smells exquisite, but is particularly beneficial for many stress-related conditions. It is also a popular ingredient in skincare.
Neroli essential oil is steam-distilled from the fragrant white blossom of the Bitter Orange tree, also known as the Sour or Seville orange. The same tree also produces Petitgrain oil from the twigs and leaves and Bitter Orange oil from the fruit. The oil is produced in many countries but the oils from France and Tunisia are considered to be of the highest quality. Neroli is also known as ‘orange blossom’ and its name is said to have originated from the Italian princess, Anne-Marie de la Tremoille who was the Countess of Nerola. The Countess used the exquisitely fragranced aromatherapy oil as a perfume and to scent her bathwater and gloves. Today, it is still used as a key ingredient in the world-famous fragrance ‘Eau de Cologne’ and many other perfumes. Neroli essential oil is a warm, sweet oil which has been revered for centuries for its positive effect on the human psyche. It is an ideal essential oil to counteract nervous exhaustion and emotional stress and is also beneficial for all skin types.
Species: Citrus aurantium
Plant family: Rutaceae
Note: Top to middle
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Safety Note: Non-toxic.
Skin: Neroli essential oil has a rejuvenating and regenerative effect on the skin. It is beneficial for all skin types particularly mature, dry and sensitive skin. Can also be helpful for acne, broken capillaries, scarring and stretch marks.
Mind: Neroli oil is extremely relaxing, calming and uplifting and is therefore beneficial for nervous conditions such as stress, depression, fear, anxiety, shock, and the inability to face challenges. Its sedative action can be beneficial in treating insomnia and it can also be used to aid meditation.
Body: Neroli essential oil has a calming effect on the digestive system. Its soothing and antispasmodic properties can be particularly useful for diarrhoea and muscular tension, especially when stress-related. It can be beneficial for heart palpitations, headaches and the female reproductive system, and is also know for its gentle aphrodisiac powers.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Petitgrain
Allergens Listing: Citral 0.3%, Geraniol 3.5%, Farnesol 4%, Limonene 18%, Linalool 44%