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Neroli Essential Oil

Citrus aurantium

Neroli Essential Oil


Neroli Essential Oil is sometimes known as Orange Blossom Essential Oil.

Neroli Essential Oil is steam distilled from the fragrant flowering blossoms of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium.

Neroli Essential Oil has been found to be beneficial to use for skin care and for emotional wellness.

Its uses include helping to ease feelngs of depression and sadness, combating grief, supporting peace and encouraging happiness. Scroll down for a list of additional uses.

Neroli Blossoms on the Bitter Orange Tree

Within The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia cites Julia Lawless and Patricia Davis when he shares that "Neroli oil is regarded as one of the most effective sedative and antidepressant remedies, and is recommended for the treatment of insomnia and states of anxiety and depression." [Source: Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy Third Edition Volume 1 - Foundations & Materia Medica (Brisbane Australia: Black Pepper Creative, 2018), 430.]

The aroma of Neroli Essential Oil is intensely floral, citrusy, sweet and exotic. It blends well with many other essential oils and aromatics including floral, citrus, wood, spice and herb families.

Neroli Essential Oil is highly concentrated, and a little goes a long way. The complexity of the aroma is best explored and appreciated when enjoyed in very low dilutions.

Neroli Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

  • Depression
  • Frigidity
  • Insomnia
  • Mature Skin
  • Scars
  • Shock
  • Stress
  • Stretch Marks

Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 146.

Botanical Name

Citrus aurantium

Plant Family


Common Method of Extraction for Neroli Essential Oil

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used


Bottle Depicting the Typical Color of Neroli Essential Oil


Pale Yellow to Golden



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Neroli Essential Oil smells intensely floral, citrusy, sweet and exotic.

Major Constituents of Egyptian Neroli Essential Oil

  • Linalool
  • (+)-Limonene
  • Linalyl Acetate
  • (E)-B-Ocimene
  • a-Terpineol
  • B-Pinene
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • (E)-Nerolidol
  • Geraniol

See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of typical constituents.

Source: Private Communication: Fakhry, 2002. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 363.

Neroli Essential Oil Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Neroli Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 363.]

Neroli Essential Oil is not considered phototoxic.

General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Shelf Life

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The essential oil information provided on AromaWeb is intended for basic educational purposes only. The references to safety information, test results, constituents and percentages is generalized information. Essential oils can vary greatly in composition. The data is not necessary complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The essential oil photos are intended to represent the typical and approximate color of each essential oil. However, essential oil composition and color can vary based on harvesting, distillation, age of the essential oil and other factors. Profiles for several CO2 Extracts and absolutes are included within the directory, and are denoted as such.

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