Neroli essential oil, also known as Azahar is obtained from the bitter orange flower. It has soothing and relaxing properties. An aroma that helps treat nerves imbalances. He’s not so known due to its high cost. Once you use it, you will see that it not only has a rich floral aroma but will also amaze you its benefits.
What is Neroli (Azahar)?
Neroli essential oil is obtained from the bitter orange flower (Citrus aurantium L.). The flower is known as Azahar. Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of freshly harvested flowers by hand.
Neroli is almost always used mixed with a base oil due to its high cost.
Why is it so expensive?
It takes a ton of flowers to make a pound of Neroli oil! An ounce of pure essential oil costs more than $500!
If you are offered essential oil for sale at a cheaper price you may be diluted or it is a fragrance. The fragrance is an aroma that simulates Neroli but is prepared in the laboratory. But without its therapeutic properties.
Fortunately, only with a little Neroli oil can it last quite a while and mix well with other essential oils.
What does it smell like?
Nerolí oil has a floral fragrance, clean, fresh with notes of green lemon at the end. It is associated as a symbol of purity and innocence.
Nerolí’s essential oil became known in the 17th century. Anna Marie-Anne of La Trémoille, an Italian princess had a great passion for the aroma of orange blossom. She introduced the essence of the bitter orange flower to society as a fashionable fragrance. She used it to perfume her gloves and added the orange blossoms to her bathroom. From that moment it became a very popular fragrance in Venice.
Its fresh and floral aroma has become an iconic perfume component.
Nerolí is one of the shining stars of the perfume industry, and has been for the last 500 years since it became a simple fragrance popular in Italy.
Traditionally in Puerto Rico and many other countries, orange blossom water has been used for its relaxing and sedative properties. It is also used as a remedy against fainting and menstrual discomfort. Many brides have resorted to orange blossom water to relax on that important day.
In addition, flowers have been used in crowns and bouquets of brides as a symbol of beauty and purity and
Neroli oil is said to be one of the secret components used in Coca-Cola’s well-kept recipe. The most secret part of the recipe is called the 7X. In addition to neroli oil, they add orange, lemon, nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon oil essential oil.
What are Neroli’s Benefits
Due to its calming effect on mood, Neroli oil is often used as an ingredient in aromatherapy applications.
- Nervous breakdowns
- High Blood Pressure
How to Use
For the high cost of the oil, it is better to get it mixed in a base oil like Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil. Normally the dilutions are 3-5%.
- Apply to pulse points: wrists, neck or temples to elevate your mood and enjoy the sweet citrus aroma.
- Apply around the nose. Inhale the scent deeply.
- Guests can also enjoy orange blossom (azahar) water or tea. Always check that you are fit for consumption and always consult with a doctor.
You can combine it with other essential oils such as basil and citrus such as Bergamot, Lima or Orange.
Where do I get it?
Recently, Caribbean Soaps launched a line of premium perfumes on roll on. In perfumes essential oils are used which although very expensive has therapeutic properties. It’s a good way to get to know these aromas. without paying a high cost.
The premium perfume of Nerolí, our favorite, is a blend of Neroli essential oil with Jojoba oil.
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In summary, Nerolí essential oil not only has a rich aroma but also a high therapeutic value for its calming effect on mood.
It is important to remember that these statements do not replace medical treatments and that thieves’oil, or any other mixture of essential oils, can serve as an excellent complementary therapy, if used responsiblely, but do not cure any disease. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatment.