Scent: Light citrusy floral with a hint of honey. Relaxing and uplifting.
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium amara) by steam distillation. The name neroli was coined in the 17th century by the princess of Nerola, Italy, who introduced the essence as a perfume for gloves and baths. It is a beautiful aroma, highly sought after by the perfume industry.
Neroli’s main constituents are linalool, limonene, nerol and geraniol. It is a purifying essential oil with antiseptic and antifungal properties. It has anti-aging properties on the skin that aid in cell generation and improve circulation. It is an astringent making it ideal for oily skin types.
The main use of neroli in aromatherapy is to stabilize the nervous system especially in regards to anxiety. It is also used to treat postpartum depression, facilitate birthing and prevent stretch marks. It is a digestive stimulant.