The Bitter Orange Tree: Botanical name: citrus aurantium ssp. Aurantium. Plant family: Diamond family (rutaceae) The tree can grow to about 5 – 7m tall and always has green leaves and white flowers. The Neroli Essential Oil DEMETER is produced from these flowers.
The leaves contain oil glands, the smell of the oil (Petitgrain) is perceived as pleasant. The white flowers also smell strong.
Traditionally attributed to Sicily (Neroli is said to have received his name from the Sicilian princess Nerola, who loved this fragrance very much). According to another story, the name is said to come from the Roman princess of Nerola, in the 17th century. At that time, this fragrance was obtained from the fresh flowers of the bitter orange trees by distillation or as scented water. Loving this fragrance above all else, she wetted all her clothes with it, her baths and even her gloves.
Today, the Neroli comes mainly from the countries of the Maghreb, i.e. Tunisia, Morocco Egypt and Algeria, but also from Spain and the Caribbean.
A tree produces about 30Kg flowers annually and it takes about 1000kg to extract one litre of oil.
In addition to the application in the fragrance lamp difusor, as a facial spray or massage oil, Neroli is particularly popular in perfume blends, as it has a strangely beguiling fragrance. Since 1763 it has been the basis in Kölnisch Wasser 4711. Emperor Napoleon and Goethe were already great lovers of this scented water.
Neroliis often used in aromatherapy due to its relaxing and despasdy, but at the same time stimulating effect, and should not be confused with orange oil.
Neroli oil is of great importance in aromatherapy.
Before internal use, please consult specialist books, doctor or aromatherapist.
Physical: It is appreciated in aroma care because of its antibacterial properties. It is excellent for skin care, in cosmetic products against wrinkles, couperosis, scars, pregnancy strips, sensitive and dry skin.
Psyche: Neroli oil is the “anti-shock oil” in aromatherapy. It has a calming effect in acute stressful situations and comforting with love grief, as well as soothing in depressive moods.
Mixed in massage oils, its fragrance is sensual and relaxing and complements well with other floral fragrances.
Mixes well with: orange, mandarin, bergamot, sandalwood, vanilla, benzo, cedar wood, jasmine, tuberose, rose, lavender, geranium, chamomile Roman, muscatel sage.