Neroli Essential Oil, Morocco
About Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
Light, delicate and sweet. Our newest Neroli essential oil is a genuine aromatic treasure, the aroma is accented with green tanginess and sweet florals. Neroli is renowned for its ability to enhance sensual and euphoric moods. Our pure neroli oil, steam distilled from freshly hand-picked organic orange blossoms grown in Morocco, is one of the finest neroli essential oils available.
Neroli's settling and uplifting qualities, make it a soothing balm to both body and mind. For women, it promotes emotional comfort during the moon cycle. Much like the equally precious helichrysum flower, neroli essential oil's distinctive action of supporting skin renewal makes it an ideal component of any skin care oil designed to assist rejuvenation of aging or damaged skin. Employed in direct inhalation, the heart may be soothed, settled and strengthened by the use of neroli oil.
This same settling effect of neroli renders it useful, especially when combined with citrus oils, to uplift and inspire, reduce worry and upset, calm the heart and spirit, and stabilize feelings of fear. A tonic and restorative to the brain, neroli is believed to be a mood lifter and to have the ability to bring strength to a grieving heart. Neroli can support feelings of calm and well-being, and promote deep, restful sleep. A well-known oil used to inspire sensual moods, neroli can be used in a bath and diluted in a carrier oil to anoint a loved one.
How to Use Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Use two drops of neroli in direct palm inhalation to settle the heart and promote tranquility. You will be transported to the beautiful green citrus hills of Morocco in the warmth of the midday sun in springtime.
Other Ways to Use Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
Neroli essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Neroli should be used sparingly as its effects are significant.
- Glowing Skin: Blend neroli oil in marula oil (or use our Neroli Infused Marula Oil) to support smooth, even, radiant skin.
- Balancing Bath: Add two drops neroli to bathwater to support feelings of well-being and to soothe the skin.
- Relax and Rest Diffuser: Diffuse two drops neroli oil with 5 drops lavender to encourage deep, restful sleep and feelings of calm and tranquility.
Neroli Morocco Essential Oil Recipes
Neroli Morocco Essential Oil Profile
Hand-harvested during the peak of the midday sun (when the greatest amount of oil is produced), and then freshly distilled. Organic Neroli blossoms are steam-distilled and pure—there are no green parts of the plant used in this fine oil.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Odor: Powerful, light and refreshing, sweet-terpeney, powdery, citrusy, dried hay aroma
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
- Blends Well With: all citrus oils; also benzoin, frankincense, and sandalwood; and florals like geranium, rose, jasmine, lavender, and ylang-ylang
Safety Considerations for Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Do not take neroli essential oil internally.
- Botanical Name:Citrus aurantium
- Family: Rutaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Neroli Morocco Essential Oil
- Origin: Morocco
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Freshly harvested blossoms
- Color: Pale yellow to yellowish green
- Consistency: Mobile
- Yield: very low; ~0.001%
- Bottle Size: ¼ Dram (0.95 mL)
Interesting Neroli Morocco Essential Oil Information
Neroli comes from the bitter orange tree, whose blossoms are picked and must immediately be put to distillation to avoid decay due to the delicacy of the flowers. Typically the blossoms are distilled first, producing neroli essential oil. The water-soluble component is bottled as orange blossom water. Next follows distillation of the leaves, resulting in petitgrain oil. The rind of the fruit, at maturity, is expeller-pressed to produce bitter orange oil. One hundred kilograms of flowers produces a maximum of 1,000 grams (1 kilogram) of neroli oil, making it a very precious and costly oil. Owing to its high cost, neroli oil is very commonly adulterated, either with petitgrain or synthetics, which compromises both the therapeutic qualities and aromatic profile.
Neroli oil is used in expensive colognes and perfumes, and was given its name after the Countess of Nerola, an Italian Princess from the 17th century who used it to perfume her gloves and bathwater. The history of the tree itself, however, predates this association, as Arab conquerors are known to have been cultivating the plant in the 10th and 11th centuries. One study sites that the inhalation of neroli oil has sedative effects on mice, which is greatest during first 30 min of inhalation. David Crow on Neroli: ❝Neroli is the fragrance of orange trees blossoming under the Moroccan and Tunisian sun. It is the fragrance that greets farmers as they begin another spring day of harvesting, gently plucking the tiny golden gems that shine from inside green citrus foliage. Many factors will influence the quality of the neroli oil: each blossom must be plucked when it is just starting to open; the buds must be gathered only on warm sunny days; the flowers cannot be bruised; leaflets and petioles must not be mixed in. By the end of the day, the clothing and weather-aged hands of the dark-skinned harvesters will be saturated with an intoxicating aroma desired by queens and empresses, sheiks and maharajas.❞
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