Neroli, (Citrus aurantium amara),has excellent antidepressant and anti anxiety properties that balance mood swings. It blends with all many essential oils with a persuasive, unforgettable, uplifting scent. This aroma reaches the depths of the emotions healing tension and stress induced symptoms, PMS, heart palpitations, colic and nervous stomach. In skincare, Neroli reduces wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and softens the skin. The oil gently removes thread veins on the nose and face. Dilute 4 drops in 1 cup of water or 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Refrigerate the oil and its dilutions. Neroli blends well with Jasmine grandiflora absolute, Sandalwood,Rose, Geranium, Cedar, Lavender and Citrus .It smells so heavenly,you will enjoy wearing it as a perfume. Neroli should have 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 narcotic. 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.