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BOTANICAL NAME Citrus aurantium

PARTS USED
Blossoms

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Middle

AROMA & COLOR
Orange – brown with floral odor

HISTORY
By the end of the 17th century, Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the essence of bitter orange tree as a fashionable fragrance by using it to perfume her gloves and her bath. Since then, the term “neroli” has been used to describe this essence. Neroli has a refreshing and distinctive, spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes.

Common Uses

  • Lowers Inflammation & Pain – a study in the Journal of Natural Medicines suggests that neroli possesses biologically active constituent(s) that have significant activity against acute and especially chronic inflammation.
  • Decreases Blood Pressure & Cortisol Levels – A study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded that the inhalation of neroli essential oil can have immediate and continuous positive effects on blood pressure and stress reduction.
  • Repairs & Rejuvenates Skin – known for its ability to regenerate skin cells and improve the elasticity of skin. Beneficial for wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
  • Antimicrobial – a study published in the Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences stated antimicrobial activity was exhibited against six kinds of bacteria, two types of yeast and three different fungi.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.