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 is a very beneficial essential oil to use both within skin care and for emotional needs. 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 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.
It is highly concentrated, and a little goes a long way. The complexity of Neroli Essential Oil is best explored and appreciated when enjoyed in very low dilutions.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Pale Yellow to Golden
Strength of Initial Aroma
Neroli Essential Oil smells intensely floral, citrusy, sweet and exotic.
Neroli Essential Oil Uses
- Mature Skin
- Stretch Marks
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 146.
Major Constituents of Egyptian Neroli Essential Oil
- Linalyl Acetate
- Geranyl Acetate
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.
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