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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 Distilled
Plant Part: Flowers
Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Floral and peppery, with citrus undertones
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Popular in perfumes for centuries, Neroli essential oil is a middle note made from orange blossom. You only need to use one drop in a blend to make its huge presence known. For aromatherapy purposes, Neroli can calm anxiety and stress, reducing emotional drain as it nurtures the heart. It can also turn around a depressive mood giving the user its optimism and confidence. Used in skin care blends, it is regenerative and can help reduce fine lines and give dry hair a shiny glow and works well for those with sensitive skin. It also has some pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Neroli is a one of a kind oil that has an enormous presence in blends and for this reason, it has historical use in perfume blends for centuries.The essential oil is extracted from the flower blossoms of the bitter orange tree. On its own, it is lavishly floral with side notes of sweet citrus, hints of honey and green herbal notes. It has a clean scent somewhat like soap.
- Neroli has antioxidant and chemical properties that help to regenerate the skin. Neroli is a tried and true oil that has a history of being added to blends for stretch marks and fine lines as well as wrinkle creams and scar butters. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties also make it great in skin products to reduce acne breakouts and control skin irritation. Neroli can help to hydrate and moisturize skin which is why it is often used in facial products.
- There are several ways to effectively use Neroli essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of Castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
- In perfumery, scents have ‘notes.’ A scent can be a top, middle or base note. Neroli is considered a middle note. Each aroma note reacts differently based on its volatility. Top notes tend to be the most volatile, meaning they don’t last that long after they’ve been exposed to air. However, top notes are generally the strongest aroma when you first smell a scent. On the other hand, base notes are the least volatile, meaning they last much longer and are not the strongest aroma when you first experience a scent but they grow stronger after being exposed to air.
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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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