neroli

Neroli Essential Oil {Citrus aurantium}                 

Source: Morocco, Wild Harvested

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled from the fresh blossoms.

Neroli is the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It was highly regarded by ancient Egyptians for its healing properties. The fragrance was brought into popular fashion late in the 17th century when Princess Nerola of Italy used it to perfume her gloves and bath. The high cost is due to the flowers' very delicate scent- it takes approximately 100 pounds of orange blossoms to produce just half a liter (16 fl oz) of neroli essential oil. 

AROMA

The pale yellow oil has a delicate, yet intensely exotic citrusy floral aroma with honey, metallic, green and spicy notes. It is a middle note in perfumery.

BLENDS WELL WITH

Balsam of peru, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, sweet orange, ylang ylang.

REPORTED THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES

Regenerates skin cells, tones the complexion, reduces the appearance of scars, blemishes and spots. Analgesic (pain relief), antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, aids digestion, anti fungal, balances blood pressure, helps hemorrhoids heal, deodorant, regenerative.

AROMATHERAPY

Sedating, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, encourages a restful night's sleep, calms anxiety, encourages creativity.

PRECAUTIONS:

SPECIFIC

None known.

GENERAL

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).

{For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.}

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