In the Springtime, the bitter orange or Seville orange tree, a shrub with bright-green fooling is covered in fleshy, white flowers. Clustered in the axils of leaves, they contain small glands of highly fragrant essences The essential oils of the freshly cut flowers is called neroli essential oil, named for the Italian Duchess of Bracciano, Princess of Neroli, who loved the smell and wore it as a fragrance, Bitter orange is a member of the citrus family, Neroli essential oil is a symbol of purity and innocence and has a delightful floral, powdery scent. A source of both pleasure and vitality, nearly has a green lemony notes that are subtle spicy, fresh, and light. Native to Southeast Asia, the bitter orange tree has adapted superbly to the Mediterranean climate: Beginning in the 18th century, the countryside of Vallauris and Golfe-Juan was covered with Seville orange groves. In those days, the bitter orange tree added to the region’s fame.
There are three oils derived from this same tree—orange is derived from the orange peels, Petitgrain from the leaves and twigs, and Neroli from the flower. Much research has been conducted regarding the aroma of Neroli essential oil. According to research, Neroli instills relaxation, uplifts mood, reduces feelings of anxiousness, and promotes overall well-being. Applied topically, Neroli can be used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Linalool is one of the main components in this oil. This is also the active ingredient in Lavender, you may be more familiar with that essential oil. The benefits of linalool are numerous. It may be used to relieve discomfort, reduces nervous excitability, reduces the effects of the inflammatory processes, supports anxious feelings and sleep. Linalool is so cool. Neroli is full of Linalool. This is in my purse, always.
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN