The oil of Neroli is produced from the fragrant white blossoms of the bitter orange tree. Bitter orange is an evergreen citrus tree native to Asia.
Neroli was named in 1680 when the princess of Nerole perfumed her gloves, stationery, shawls, and bathwater with the scent. For centuries, neroli has been added to cosmetic preparations, colognes, and perfumes. Today it is one of the ingredients in Eau de Cologne, a classic cologne.
There are significant variations in the aroma of Neroli depending on the country of origin and the distillation methods and procedures. Ideally the flowers alone are distilled very near or at the point of harvest. France, Italy and Tunisia are the leading producers of Neroli in terms of both quality and volume.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flowers
Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Floral and peppery, with citrus undertones
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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HAPPY THOUGHTS: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Lime and 5 drops of Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of Neroli to your Car Diffuser and diffuse for a more uplifting drive.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add Neroli to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage sleep.
RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Frankincense and 5 drops of Lavender. Or add Neroli to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MATURE SKIN: Add: 1 drop of Neroli to 2 teaspoons of Rosehip oil. Apply to face, throat and the back of hands. (0.5% dilution)
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each of Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 8 drops of Neroli, 5 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet.
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