Oil properties: Neroli essential oil has a sweet, floral and slightly haunting aroma, the color is pale yellow and the viscosity is watery. Most neroli oil that is sold worldwide is really not pure neroli oil, since the cost of this oil is high. Our neroli oil is sold as a 20% blend, which is a higher concentration than what is normally sold as “pure neroli oil” by some companies.
Origin of neroli oil: This essential oil is also known as ‘orange blossom’ and it takes about 1000 lbs. of orange blossoms to make 1 lb. of Neroli oil. The name Neroli is said to originate from the Italian princess, Anne-Marie de la Tremoille, Countess of Nerola, who used the oil as a perfume and to scent her bathwater and gloves.
The orange petals were used in China in the making of cosmetics and are still an ingredient for making traditional smelling Eau-de-cologne. Orange petals are often associated with marriage, purity and brides who traditionally wore it in their hair.
Extraction: Neroli oil is extracted from the small, white, waxy flowers of the bitter-orange tree by steam distillation. The yield is 0.8-1%.
Chemical composition: The main chemical components are: Pinenes, limonene, Linalyl acetate, Linalol, Nerolidol, Nerol, Geraniol and Citral.
Precautions: Neroli oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant and non-phototoxic yet must be used sparingly when a sharp clear head is needed, as it can be very relaxing.
Therapeutic properties: The therapeutic properties of Neroli oil are: antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-infectious, carminative, digestive, sedative and tonic.
Uses: Neroli oil is very relaxing and can relieve chronic anxiety, depression, fear, shock and stress and its calming effect can also be beneficial to the digestive tract for intestinal spasms, colitis and diarrhea.
It can be useful in cases of insomnia, headaches, neuralgia and vertigo and can help when a patient is convalescing and is generally a good tonic. Neroli oil can help with the regenerating of skin cells and is useful for scar tissue, skin care and stretch marks.
Summary: Neroli oil not only smells exquisite, but can also relax and calm the nervous system, the digestive tract and is helpful in skin care.
Burners and vaporizers: As vapor therapy Neroli oil can be useful for insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, vertigo and depression.
Blended oil or in the bath: As a blended oil or diluted in the bath Neroli oil can assist with: insomnia, headaches, neuralgia, nervous tension, anxiety, depression, colitis and diarrhea.
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