Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium amara
Plant Part: Flowers
Description: Neroli is one of the shining stars of the perfume industry, and has been for the past 500 years. This blend is comprised of natural constituents only, and would be used as an all-natural fragrance oil to give products sophisticated notes of Neroli. Because it is blended and not a single essential oil, it is not recommended for therapeutic use.
Colour: Dark greenish yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Neroli Essential Oil increases circulation and stimulates new cell growth. It can prevent scarring and stretch marks, and has been found useful in treating skin conditions linked to emotional stress. Any type of skin can benefit from this oil, although it is particularly good for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It regulates oiliness and minimizes enlarged pores. Neroli Essential Oil helps to clear acne and blemished skin, especially if the skin lacks moisture. With regular treatment, it can reduce the appearance of fragile or broken capillaries and varicose veins. Other properties include being antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory).
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 has been around for centuries, Neroli Essential Oil wasn’t discovered until the seventeenth century. It was named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, princess of Nerola. The oils properties were extremely valued by the people of Venice who used it against plague and fevers.
Caution: This oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.