BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus (Latin name for citron) aurantium (orange)
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: Neroli essential oil, or orange blossom essential oil, is derived from the bitter orange (Citrus aurantium amara) tree, grown originally in parts of India, Eastern Africa and the Himalayas. Now, Neroli trees are found growing commercially in Florida, Morocco, France, Tunisia, Egypt, and parts of Asia. Neroli essential oil is extracted from the blossoms of the tree. It has a relaxing and uplifting scent that is light, citrusy and floral with a hint of honey. The name Neroli was coined in the 17th century by the princess of Nerola, Italy, who introduced the essence as a perfume for gloves and baths. It is a beautiful aroma, highly sought after by the perfume industry, while also boasting healing properties for the skin.
KEY COMPONENTS: Linalyl acetate, limonene, linalool, geraniol