Neroli Oil








Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy

Neroli oil comes from a plant that has a similar scent as bergamot. It’s produced from the flowers of the bitter orange tree.

Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the fragrance of the bitter orange tree and used the scent wherever she could - on her gloves, stationary, scarves, and in her bath. Since then, the name Neroli has been used to describe the essence.

In Madrid, the prostitutes also used Neroli as a scent, so they would be recognized by its aroma.

The flower blossoms were worn as a bridal headdress and carried as a bouquet, symbolizing purity and virginity.

This oil is considered to have a soothing effect on the nervous system and traditionally has been used to relieve tension and anxiety, and also to increase circulation.

To make one pound of essential oil it takes 1,000 pounds of blossoms.

Dusk Falls on a Hillside Town Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Dusk Falls on a Hillside Town Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

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Botanical Name - Citrus aurantium

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Flowers

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Light, sweet-floral fragrance, with a terpeny top note

Largest Producing Countries - Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Egypt, USA, and France

Traditional Use - Neroli oil is used in eau-de-cologne and toilet waters (traditionally with lavender, lemon, rosemary, and bergamot).

Properties - Antibiotic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, calmative, carminative, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, hypnotic (mild), neurotonic, sedative, stimulant (nervous), and tonic.

Benefits - Anxiety, birthing, colic, convalescence, diarrhea (chronic), fatigue, flatulence, hemorrhoids, hysteria, insomnia, intestinal spasm, mature and sensitive skin, nervous depression, nervous dyspepsia, nervous skin rashes, nervous tension, oily and dry skin, palpitations, PMS, PMT, poor circulation, scars, shock, skin care, stretch marks, thread veins, tuberculosis, uplifting, and wrinkles.

Blends Well With - Benzoin, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and yuzu.

Safety DataNeroli oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, and non-photo toxic.

Tunisian Bedouin Woman Photograph No.2 - Tunis, Tunisia
Tunisian Bedouin Woman Photograph No.2 - Tunis, Tunisia

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