Neroli Bigarade 10% (Citrus aurantium) – Essential Oil


SKU: 15177

Neroli oil is an essential oil is produced from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium), which is an evergreen tree in the Rutaceae family which includes which includes other citrus fruit and flowering plants with a strong scent. The bitter orange tree produces three different essential oils, Bitter orange oil from the peel of the fruit, petitgrain oil from the pressed leaves, and neroli oil from the blossoms. Which are picked by hand carefully so as not to bruise the flowers and release the oils. It takes approximately 100 lbs of blossoms to produce 1 lb of neroli essential oil.

It is believed that the bitter orange tree  was first discovered in southeast Asia and then spread to India, Burma, and China. When traders eventually discovered the benefits of the tree, they brought it to Africa, Arabia, and the Mediterranean. Neroli bigarade is produced in the south of France, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco, Haiti, Guinea, Comoro Islands and Algeria. Tunisia is the largest producer followed by Morocco.

Neroli oil has been used since the days of the ancient Egyptians when it was recognized for its health and spiritual properties. In Ancient Egypt priests and priestesses used the oil in the same way incense is used in churches today. Neroli is widely believed to have been named during the 16th century for Princess Anne Maria de La Tremoille of Nerola, Italy. She fell in love with the fragrance and used it to perfume her gloves and bath and eventually introduced the fragrance to her homeland. Since then, the term “neroli” has been used to describe this essential oilNeroli essential oil is has been used to reduce inflammation, alleviate stress, stimulate circulation, and enhance mood. Neroli oil emits a rich, floral scent, with citrusy overtones. It’s used as a base note in perfumes and scented products.

Blends well with: MyrrhLemonOrangeChamomile, Coriander, GeraniumClary SageLavenderRose and Ylang Ylang.

How to use:

  • Use a few drops of neroli to a carrier oil for the scalp to help alleviate flakiness and itchiness caused by dandruff and balance the natural oils in the scalp.
  • Use a few drops in a carrier oil for the face to help diminish wrinkles, reduce scarring and strengthen blood vessels for under eye circles.
  • Use a few drops of neroli, ylang ylang, juniper and only 1 drop of grapefruit in a roll-on bottle with a carrier oil and to uplift the mood.

Cautions & contraindications: 

External use only. Do not use undiluted. Avoid eye area and if epileptic or pregnant. Information provided does not substitute for professional advice and care.


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