(Citrus aurantium) Neroli essential oil is a very precious oil produced from blossoms of the Bitter Orange tree. These blossoms are small, white and very fragrant.
The high cost is a result of requiring 1 ton of orange blossoms to produce 1 quart of oil. Neroli is named after Anna Maria de La Tremoille, Princess of Nerola who first introduced the fragrance to Italy.
The essential oil is both a sedative and overall tonic to the nervous system, and can be beneficial for most disorders of an emotional origin. The oil has been said to treat heart palpitations, relieve insomnia and reduce nervousness.
Neroli's calming effect can be tried by deeply inhaling the aroma, and rubbing a few drops on the solar plexus.
Neroli Essential Oil can be tried as a tonic for the female reproductive system, for relief of menstrual cramps. The anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-spasmodic properties of Neroli oil make it possibly supportive for intestinal disorders.
The oil has also been reported to support skin regeneration; it can be particularly beneficial for mature and sensitive skin.
The aroma of Neroli has been reported to successfully treat nervous depression and shock; it is relaxing to the body and spirit, and may bring relief in seemingly hopeless situations.
The essential Oil used in a diffuser or burner can enhance the ambiance of a room, bringing an air of tranquility and relaxation.
Information courtesy of http://www.anandaapothecary.com
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