Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli Essential Oil comes from the bitter orange tree which was first cultivated in the Mediterranean by the Arabs in the 10th Century. It is named after the 17th century Italian Princess of Nerola, Anna Maria de La Tremoille, who wore the oil in her gloves.
Neroli is considered highly effective as a sedative and antidepressant and is recommended for the treatment of insomnia and as a relaxant. It has an uplifting, spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes. It is distinctive as it blends well with any citrus oil and floral absolutes, and is non photo toxic.
Neroli oil is a classic element in fragrance design and one of the most commonly used in the perfume industry.
You probably already know what Neroli smells like – it’s extremely common in perfumes because it accomplishes so much with just one oil, and gives them a perfect but not overpowering citrus twist. (Look out for it in spring or summer perfumes, particularly, where the citrus fits best!)
Luckily, Neroli is completely non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and non-phototoxic, and blends very easily and smoothly with other oils