The essential oil of Neroli is distilled from the fresh-picked flowers of the orange tree, making it a citrus family member. Neroli is one of the most expensive and precious of the essential oils. One ton of hand-picked blossoms produces only one quart of essential oil. The best quality neroli oil comes from the bitter orange tree, which is cultivated for its perfume.
Neroli has powerful psychological properties. It helps relieve the strain of long-term tension, and it is a wonderful natural aid for insomnia. Neroli also helps to regulate heart rhythm and lowers blood pressure.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium var amara
Note: Middle to Base
Odor Intensity: Medium
Dry, irritated skin
High blood pressure
Rapid heart beat
Aroma: sweet, citrus, heady with bitter undertone
Parts Used: Flowers
Properties: antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-toxic, aphrodisiac, carminative, deodorant, euphoric, hypnotic, sedative, tonic, tranquilizing.
Emotional Concerns: Neroli is useful for states such as shock or hysteria. It may be helpful for post-partum depression, irritability and sadness.
Contraindications: do not confuse this oil with niaouli oil, a variety of Tea Tree Oil.
Mix all ingredients and use on skin after showering
Place in nebulizing diffuser. Turn on for several minutes to inhale aroma. Or place the mixture on the cotton pad of an aroma ball to diffuse gently throughout the day.
Mix with 10 ml massage oil in roll-on bottle. Roll onto pulse points on wrists several times per day; inhale aroma directly throughout the day.