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The aroma of Neroli essential oil is radiant, refreshing, spicy and floral.
Common Name: Neroli
Plant Part: Flower
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Citrus aurantium Swingle, C. aurantium subsp. bigaradia, C. aurantium subsp. amara, Seville orange, orange flower, neroli bigarade
Origin: Native to South East Asia. It was brought by traders to the Middle East and then to Europe. Then it became established in the Mediterranean region, particularly Spain. Major producers are France, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, USA.
Botanical Description: An evergreen medium sized tree, up to 10-meters (30 ft) high. It has stiff branches and very spiny, with dark glossy green leaves. The flowers are white and very fragrant. Fruits are roughly spherical. The whole plant is very aromatic.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam or water distillation of the flowers. The oil is a clear, pale to very pale yellow mobile liquid, becoming viscous and darker with age. Yield 0.1%.
Aroma Profile: Neroli has a sweet/terpeny top note. The middle note is a fresh, rich, powerful, refreshing floral. The dry out note is a very light floral.
Major Constituents: ¦Â-pinene (7 to 17%), limonene (9 to 18%), linalool (28 to 45%), linalyl acetate (3 to 15%), beta (E)-ocimene, geraniol, ¨¢-terpineol
Common Adulterants: Frequently with petitgrain oil, synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate, geraniol
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: centering, relaxing, exotic, sensual, soothing
Blends Well With: Lavender, lavandin, clary sage, sandalwood, hyssop, bay, bergamot, lime, lemon, laurel, clove, cinnamon, geranium, ylang ylang, jasmine, coriander, chamomile, rose
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Non-phototoxic
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: The aroma of Neroli essential oil is radiant, refreshing, spicy and floral.