Citrus aurantium amara† (Bitter orange) flower oil
Neroli oil is an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium subsp. amara or Bigaradia). Its scent is sweet, honeyed and somewhat metallic with green and spicy facets.
Do not confuse Neroli with Orange blossom as they are extracted from the same blossom. Orange blossom can be described as smelling sweeter, warmer and more floral than neroli. The difference between how neroli and orange blossom smell and why they are referred to with different names, is a result of the process of extraction that is used to obtain the oil from the blooms. Neroli is extracted by steam distillation and orange blossom is extracted via a process of enfleurage. Petitgrain, another popular essential oil, is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the same tree!
With it’s citrusy, floral scent, it was highly regarded for its uplifting aroma during ancient times and promotes relaxation, uplifts mood, and may reduce anxiousness.*
Also, Neroli oil is reportedly one of the ingredients in the closely guarded secret recipe for the Coca-Cola soft drink.
How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.
- Apply to pulse points throughout day to uplift mood
- Diffuse to fill the air with the calming aroma
- Apply to skin before moisturizer to support healthy looking skin!
- When feeling nervous or anxious, put a few drops of Neroli in your hands, cup over your nose and inhale for a confidence boost!
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