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Neroli (Orange Blossom)


Pure, Therapeutic Neroli essential oil, Orange Blossom essential oil

Our pure Neroli essential oil is derived from the blossoms of bitter orange, which has the highest therapeutic qualities of the orange family.  Neroli is well known for its luscious floral scent and its effectiveness in alleviating depression.  Also see our Neroli Dilution in Certified Organic Jojoba Oil and Petitgrain essential oil for a more affordable way to enjoy the pleasure and therapeutic properties of Neroli.

Botanical name :   Citrus aurantium  var. amara

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation /  Bitter Orange Blossoms     

Aroma :  Powerful, light, uplifting floral

Note classification :   Top, Middle       Odor Intensity : 3

Key constituents :    Limonene 22 - 25%, Beta-pinene, Nerol, Camphene, Alpha-pinene, Terpinene, Linalool, Myrcene        

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Rutaceae       Citrus aurantium, or Bitter Orange, is an evergreen tree native to China and India, and is now grown extensively in parts of Europe and Africa.  The branches have long, sharp spines and produce dark green leaves, highly fragrant small white blossoms, and small acidic fruits.

Regions of Production :   Italy

Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.         

Properties :   Antidepressant, antihypertensive, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericide, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, nervine, regenerative (Battaglia, 2003).              Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :  Neroli helps regulate heart rhythm, reduce palpitations and reduce hypertension.  Helps reduce spasms of the digestive tract, so is useful in the treatment of chronic diarrhea.  Very effective in helping relieve nervous tension and depression, promoting feelings of confidence.  Especially useful for calming hyperactive children. Beneficial for all skin types, stimulates the growth of new, healthy cells and improves skin elasticity.  Frequently used in natural perfume making.  Fragrant influences:  Brings us in touch with our higher selves, facilitates spiritual work and enhances creativity.

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage, compress, bath, skin care.    Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.  For external use only.

Safety :  Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, hypoallergenic.  Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.

Blends well with :   Roman Chamomile, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

History / Fun Facts :   Neroli was named after the 17th century Italian Princess of Nerola, Anna Maria de la Tremoille, who often wore the oil on her gloves.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in airtight containers away from heat and light.

References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015.  Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

Falconi, DinaEarthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair : Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body, 1998.  Ceres Press, Woodstock, NY.

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)

Schnaubelt, KurtAdvanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, KurtThe Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Worwood, Valerie AnnThe Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991.  New World Library, Novato, California

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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