Latin Name: Citrus aurantium
Common Name: Neroli, Orange Blossom, Orange Flowers, Neroli Bigarde
Plant Part: Flower
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element:Fire.
Functional Groups: Alcohol, aldehyde, ester, ketone, sesquiterpene, terpene
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pitta
Scent: Floral, citrusy, rich, fruity, silky, strong masculine, earthy.
For Skin Type: Normal, dry, sensitive, mature
Physical Uses: High blood pressure, heart palpitations, flatulence, menstrual and stomach cramps, circulation, scars, stretch marks, insomnia.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, stress, tension, anxiety, PMS, soothing, calms nervousness, boost confidence.
Other Uses: Perfumery
Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Root, Wood
Possible Substitutions: Petigrain
News You Can Use: Used as a perfume oil and especially in Eau-de-Cologne. In 1680, an Italian princess named Nerole. perfumed her gloves, stationery and clothes with orange blossoms. The scent was known as Nerole’s scent or Neroli.
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, p 61.