- Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
- Origin: Tunisia / Morocco / Lebanon
- Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
- Note: Middle / Top Note
- Aroma: Delicate, sweet, balanced white floral
- Contraindications: Dilute prior to use
- Certificate of Analysis
Our Neroli Extra has just the right amount of sweet floral notes along with light citrus and green undertones to bring a sense of orange trees blossoming in sunshine on a cool spring day. Soft, sweet and delicious, Neroli Extra adds a beautifully delicate note to your blends.
The blossoms come from the bitter orange tree, a resilient evergreen which belongs to the Rutaceae family, and are the same flowers that are used to extract Orange Blossom Absolute. Oils and absolutes are produced using very different processes, rendering oils with somewhat different aromas and textures. The absolute is solvent extracted, amber-colored and more viscous than Neroli essential oil, which tends to be lighter in color with a more delicate aroma.
Neroli was first introduced as a fashionable scent near the end of the 17th century by the duchess of Bracciano, princess of Nerola. It was said that she used it to perfume her gloves and in the water used for bathing, and this beautiful oil has been known as Neroli ever since. Today Neroli essential oil is widely used in perfumery, skincare, and in blends to help promote relaxation and relieve stress.
If you are unsure of which Neroli to order, we offer a sampler pack so you can experience each one prior to committing to purchase.
Aromatic Profile: Delicate, sweet, heady white floral with slight citrus and green undertones.
Appearance: Yellow to golden-orange colored liquid.
Use: In fine natural perfumery, in skincare for balancing oil – especially dry, irritated or sensitive skin – and for its ability to calm the mind and ease nervous tension.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to add a white floral, middle note to your blends. For a pre-blended and affordable dilution of this oil, see our Neroli Extra - 10%
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
- Arabian nights, HOT! Review by Dave
The Neroli Extra, is probably the sweetest oil I have used. It is great in diffusers to set a romantic mood. Makes me think of what life might have been like long ago on some warm Arabian night.... And also, I enjoy it in my nighttime bath mix, and my cotton “pillow-puffs.” Lovely oil, Eden!
(Posted on 3/5/13)