Neroli, Absolute, Citrus Aurantium

Price: $15.45
Neroli, Absolute, Citrus Aurantium

Sold by the mL. Bring or buy a glass bottle.

Citrus aurantium var. amara Rutaceae family, steam distilled from the flowers in Italy.

Other names: orange flower blossom, C. bigaradia, bitter orange flower oil, oleum neroli, esencia de azahar, oleum aurantii florum, aurantii amari floris aetheroleum

Description: Neroli is the name given to the oil extracted from the white flower blossoms of bitter orange trees. These evergreen trees grow up to 10 metres tall with thick, glossy leaves and thorns.

Characteristics: A colourless to pale yellow essential oil. Neroli has a light, fresh, sweet-floral fragrance with a hint of citrus.

Properties:Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, stimulant.

Constituents: Limonene (trace), linalool (24%), linalyl acetate (69%), citral (trace-0.3%), farnesol (trace-4%).

Common Uses: Neroli is considered an effective sedative and antidepressant used as a tranquillizer for anxiety and insomnia. It has also been used in foot massage for cardiac surgery patients. Neroli oil is used in fine perfumery as in the original eau de Cologne. It may be used for all skin types to treat sensitive and inflamed skin as well as broken capillaries under the skin's surface.

Blends well with Bergamot, clary sage, German and Roman chamomile, frankinsense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, orange, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.

Interesting Facts: Although bitter and sweet orange oils have been in use since the first century, Neroli was not discovered until near the end of the seventeenth century. Iit's name originating after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, Princess of Nerola. It was valued at the time for its effectiveness in treating the plague and other fevers.

Safety: Non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritating. Best when diluted at 4%.

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