Common Name: Neroli

Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantium var. amara

Family: Rutaceae

Other Common Names: Orange blossom

Production Method: Steam Distilled

Countries of Origin: Tunisia

Description of Oil: pale yellow, tends to become darker and more viscous with age, a light, refreshing floral, sweet and haunting

Description of Plant: An evergreen tree with long but not very sharp spines and very fragrant flowers.

History, Folklore and Myth: The name is said to originate from an Italian princess, Countess of Neroli, who used the oil as a perfume and to scent her gloves and bathwater.  A very expensive oil – it takes a great mass of flowers to make a thimbleful of oil.

Properties and Uses: antidepressant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, nervine, vulnerary

Precautions and Contraindications: none known

Other Interesting Information: One ton of flowers will yield approximately 1 kg of essential oil.

Citrus aurantium var. amara
Naturally Farmed
Steam Distilled


Neroli Essential Oil Profile

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