Neroli essential oil is derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium). There are three oils derived from this same tree—bitter orange oil is derived from the orange peels (which is different from Wild Orange essential oil), Petitgrain from the leaves and twigs, and Neroli which is steam-distilled from the small, white, waxy flowers of the tree. Neroli requires around 1,000 pounds of hand-picked flowers to be produced.
The bitter orange tree is native to eastern Africa and tropical Asia, but today it’s also grown throughout the Mediterranean region and in the states of Florida and California. The trees bloom heavily in May, and under optimal growing conditions, a large bitter orange tree can produce up to 60 pounds of fresh flowers.
A lot of research has been conducted regarding the aroma of Neroli essential oil. It instills relaxation, uplifts mood, reduces feelings of anxiousness, and promotes overall well-being. Applied topically, Neroli can be used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Before any big event, keep your skin looking its best by applying Neroli directly to your skin before using moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes. It can be applied throughout the day as needed.
Apply to your pulse points on your wrists, neck, or the side of your forehead to uplift your mood and enjoy the sweet citrusy scent.
When you’re feeling anxious or frazzled, apply Neroli to your palms and cup your hands around your nose. Breathe in the scent deeply a few times to feel more relaxed and at peace.
Use when experiencing anxious feelings. You can actually reduce your blood pressure and cortisol levels just by smelling this wondrous oil.
Please note that the FDA does not regulate essential oils. This means that I cannot make any specific claims or imply that essential oils cure or should be used to treat any diseases or other health conditions. I am not doing that by providing this information.
All information is pulled from reputable sources and studies. Links are provided so that you can make an educated and informed decision as a responsible adult.
- Promotes a positive mood
- May help reduce feelings of stress and anxiousness
- Soothes skin
- Encourages relaxation
- Has been shown to lower inflammation & pain
- May reduce blood pressure
- May have antimicrobial & antioxidant effects
Sweet, floral, citrusy, fresh.
Some of the major components of neroli essential oil include linalool (28.5%), linalyl acetate (19.6%), nerolidol (9.1%), E-farnesol (9.1%), α-terpineol (4.9%) and limonene (4.6%).