I often find myself reaching for some type of citrus scent as a pick me up, especially in the cold winter months. Neroli – Citrus aurantium var amara – is a rather euphoric oil that is absolutely perfect for this purpose. Many people love the scent of this wonderful material, and its effects add even more to love. It is said to relieve anxiety, depression, and stress, which makes it valuable during the winter months when many people experience these feelings in the form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or just the winter blues. Due to its tranquilizing action on the sympathetic nervous system, Neroli is also a charm for insomnia. This oil instills a feeling of peace and its calming effect on anxiety may be beneficial to sexual problems. It is known to be an effective aphrodisiac.
I created a blend this year called Sanguine Spirit which includes Neroli. It has fast become one of my favorites. If you’d like to create your own blend, try it with: Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.
Also called “Neroli Bigarde Oil” or “Orange Flower,” this oil is produced by steam distillation of a mixture of bitter orange flowers and flowers from the ‘shaddock’ grapefruit tree. The odor is a very powerful, light and refreshing, bittersweet floral. Neroli was discovered in the late seventeenth century and named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, Princess of Nerola. It was valued at this time by the people of Venice, who used it, it is said, against the plague and other fevers.
Neroli At SunRose
At SunRose Aromatics, we carry both Neroli oils from Tunisia and from Morocco. Remember that the country of origin will affect the scent of the material. We also offer both the Moroccan and Tunisian oils as a Single Note in a 10% dilution.
For the next week, until 3/1/2017, use coupon code NEROLI to save 10% on retail sizes of our Neroli. We hope you’ll give this euphoric material a try!
External use only.
Do not use undliluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.