Specifically from the white blossoms of the bitter orange tree, Neroli, was named after the 17th century Italian Princess of Nerola, Anna Maria de La Tremoille, who loved the scent so much that she wore the oil in her gloves and for her bath.
It was also one of the key essential oils used in the first Eau de Cologne created in 1709 by Giovanni Maria Farina.
Extremely difficult to produce, the blossoms are gathered by hand from late April to early May. The flowering buds are usually harvested in the morning on warm, sunny days just as they begin to open. It is absolutely critical that the buds are collected at the correct stage of maturity as this will affect the quality of the oil. It takes more than 1 tons of the blossoms to produce only about 400ml of this precious essential oil. In addition, a lot of productions do not remove the twigs and leaves carefully before distillation of the oil.
It took us more than 4 years before we are able to source this spectacular grade of delicate beauty.
The scent of Neroli is soft, lightly sweet and infused with the under notes of oranges & jasmines. It works as an excellent mood harmonizer, assisting the nervous system in the area of anxiety & depression.
Not only does it work well for the nervous system, its rejuvenating & vulnerary benefits on the skin with its ability to stimulate healthy new cells makes it excellent to be used as a skin tonic.