Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium amara
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Neroli Essential Oil is derived from the blossoms of either the sweet orange tree or the bitter orange tree. Our variety comes from the bitter orange tree which is viewed within the aromatherapy world as being of higher quality. The Neroli oil is deluded in 3% jojoba oil.
Color: Dark greenish yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Any type of skin can benefit from this oil, although it is particularly appreciated in creams for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is also used in toners and minimizes the appearance of pores. It is one of the most popular floral essences used in fine perfumery, a few drops of which will make any unscented cream more sophisticated and elegant.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavender, Lemon, Clary Sage, Myrrh, and spice oils such as Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Bud.
Aromatic Scent: Neroli Essential Oil has a sweet, floral citrus aroma. Many aromatherapists refer to Neroli as an exotic and exquisite essential oil.
History: Though Bitter Orange Essential Oil from the peel of the fruit has been around for centuries, Neroli Essential Oil, which was distilled from the blossoms, wasnʼt discovered until the seventeenth century. It was named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, princess of Nerola. The oilʼs properties were extremely valued by the people of Venice whose reputation was enhanced by Neroliʼs perfume industry.
Cautions: This oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.