Named for the putative discoverer Anna Mariade la Treinoille, Princess of Nerole in Italy (1670). Pale yellow oil from the flowers of the bitter orange tree were used in bridal bouquets to calm nervousness.
Neroli blends well with floral oils - try mixing with Rose Geranium or Jasmin for example. When diluted with a carrier oil it can help alleviate the symptoms of PMT and the menopause. This is due to its wonderful calming quality. You may also find Neroli helpful with problems of emotional origin. Properties include: Bactericidal, fungicidal, deodorant, relaxing and aphrodisiac.
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