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Neroli Essential Oil

Also known as Orange Blossom Essential Oil.

Neroli Essential Oil Profile

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

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.

Botanical Name

Citrus aurantium

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Blossoms

Neroli Blossoms Neroli Oil

Color

Orange - Brown

Consistency

Medium

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Strong

Aromatic Description

Intensely floral, citrusy, sweet and exotic.

Neroli Oil Uses

Depression, frigidity, insomnia, mature skin, scars, shock, stress, stretch marks. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 59-67.]

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 constituents.

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

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.

Shelf Life

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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. 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. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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