Botanical Name – Citrus Aurantium.
Family – Rutaceae (includes bergamot orange, citron, grapefruit, lemon, lime,
orange, cork tree, hoptree, kumquat, etc.)
Source – Flowers.
Origin – Morocco.
Processing Method – Steam Distillation.
Colour/Consistency – Thin liquid that is a clear, palish yellow.
Note and Aroma – Neroli is a middle note having a medium aroma, with dry top
Blends well with- Jasmine, Sandalwood, Geranium, Lavender, Ylang- Ylang,
Rosemary, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Wild Orange oils. The
list is quite extensive so these are just some examples.
Neroli Essential Oil Summary:
The oil is extracted from the blossoms of bitter orange trees through steam
distillation. Neroli has a beautiful, sweet/rich floral fragrance with spicy,
citrus overtones. You will fall in love with it’s scent! Not only does neroli
essential oil smell amazing but it has many benefits too. It is often used for
soothing irritated nerves/anxiety and for relieving feelings of grief and
despair, being very effective for both. It has also been known to reduce blood
pressure and cortisol levels just by smelling neroli oil. Neroli has very
calming and sedative effects which makes it excellent for use if you struggle
with sleeping (just sprinkle a few drops on your pillowcase or defuse
overnight). Neroli is also heavily used in the perfume industry as both a top
and base note, depending on what oil it is blended with.
- Relief for chronic depression
- Preventing infection
- Killing bacteria
- Helps to keep you warm
- Relieving gas
- Skin care products
- The protection of cells against lytic agents
- Curing infection
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Helps to soothe muscle tension
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Strong sedative effect (sleep aid)
- Acts as a tonic
- Skin moisturizer
There are no real threats of using neroli essential oil. It is recommended to
avoid using it when needing energy/to stay awake or having to remain
concentrated on something due to it’s naturally sedative nature.