Neroli, Citrus aurantium amara,Essential Oil

! dram(1/6 oz.)

Neroli, (Citrus aurantium amara),has excellent properties that balance moods . It blends with all many essential oils with a persuasive, unforgettable, uplifting scent. This aroma reaches the depths of the emotions affecting tension  induced symptoms. In skincare, Neroli  is used to reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and softens the skin.  Refrigerate the oil and its dilutions.

Neroli blends well with Jasmine grandiflora absolute, Sandalwood, Rose, Geranium, Cedar, Lavender and Citrus. Many enjoy wearing it as a perfume. Neroli has a tartness to its complicated scent. If it is mostly sweet, it is diluted with Sweet Orange, a much less expensive essential oil.

Neroli is steamed distilled from blossoms beginning to open on a warm, sunny day. The flowers degrade quickly. I'm amazed the flowers can be steam distilled. Most delicate flowers, like Jasmine, must be rendered as an absolute. The key to Neroli is gathering the flowers at the right time. They fade as quickly as they open. The fragrance is almost euphoric. Neroli and several orange essential oils are produced from the bitter orange tree. Neroli is steam distilled. Bitter Orange absolute and Orange flower absolute have totally different aromas.

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