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Neroli Hydrosol / Orange Blossom Hydrosol / Orange Blossom Water

Citrus aurantium

Neroli Hydrosol

Aromatically, Neroli Hydrosol is uplifting and is often considered a favorite. I personally find it to be one of the most aromatically appealing of all hydrosols. It possesses a beautiful, sweet citrus and floral aroma that children, men and women tend to love. Even if you find Neroli Essential Oil to be too intense, even when significantly diluted, there is still a good chance that you will like Neroli Hydrosol.

I personally find Neroli Hydrosol to be a wonderfully balancing for both the skin and the emotions. It is a versatile hydrosol that I love to use in water-soluble recipes and formulations such as room and body sprays, colognes, and as a wetting agent for clay facials.

Look to the citations from hydrosol experts Suzanne Catty, Jeanne Rose and Len and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Neroli Hydrosol.

Botanical Name

Citrus aurantium

Aromatic Strength


Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications

Suzanne Catty reports that Neroli Hydrosol is mildly sedating but doesn't cause drowsiness. She mentions that it might help those working on combating addictive behaviors. Neroli Hydrosol has a remarkable reputation for use with all skin types and for those with aging and delicate skin. Catty, however, advises against its use with those that have very dry skin. It is a good choice for use babies and children and she reports that it might have use with those that have ADHD. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 85-86.]

Len and Shirley Price report that Neroli Hydrosol possesses the following properties: "antibacterial, antidepressive, antispasmodic, calming, carminative, digestive, nerve tonic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 105.]

Jeanne Rose adds that Neroli Hydrosol is uplifting and acts as an aphrodisiac. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 171.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. Neither AromaWeb, LLC nor its founder take responsibility for how you use the information provided.

Helpful Sources of Information About Neroli Hydrosol

Book Cover for Hydrosols

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty

Book Cover for Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price

Book Cover for 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Book Cover for Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark

Book Cover for Aromatic Waters

Aromatic Waters: Therapeutic, Cosmetic, and Culinary Hydrosol Applications
Author: Amy Kreydin

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