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Neroli Essential Oil


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Steam-distilled from the flower of the orange tree, Neroli Essential Oil has a refreshing, honeyed floral aroma with a hint of citrus. When diffused, Neroli Essential Oil is sure to uplift your mood, help clear your mind and unwind after a long day.



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Product name:
Neroli Essential Oil (Neroli Oil) – 100% Pure, Natural, Organic Essential Oil 

Citrus aurantium

Quick info:

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium

  • Aroma: Citrus, Sweet, Floral
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled from Neroli flowers
  • Source: Morocco
  • Note: Middle


Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety, Allergies, Insomnia & Restlessness, Eczema, Rashes, Cold & Flu, Dandruff, Appetite, Wound Healing

Botanical Families:

Neroli belongs to a plant family called Rutaceae, also known as the family of flowering citrus plants. 

Members of this plant family often feature aromatic leaves with oil glands on the surfaces. The flowers are conspicuous for their colour, fragrance, and nectar. The largest numbers are found in Africa and Australia, often in semiarid woodlands. The family contains a number of economically important fruit trees as well as several ornamental species.

Chemical families: Rutaceae

What precious essential oil requires around 1,000 pounds of handpicked flowers to be produced? I’ll give you a hint — its fragrance can be described as a deep, intoxicating mix of citrus and floral aromas.


Meet Neroli Oil: Steam-distilled from the flower of the orange tree, Neroli Essential Oil has a refreshing, honeyed floral aroma with a hint of citrus. When diffused, Neroli Essential Oil is sure to uplift your mood, help clear your mind and unwind after a long day.


The difference between how neroli and orange blossom smell and why they are referred to with different names, is a result of the process of extraction that is used to obtain the oil from the blooms.

Neroli Essential Oil has been found to be beneficial to use for skin care and for emotional wellness. It is often used to help ease feelings of depression and sadness, combating grief, supporting peace and encouraging happiness.

Neroli Essential Oil is often used for: 

  • Promoting healthy skin
  • Purify the air in the room
  • Alleviate headaches
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relief from PMS symptoms
  • Often used to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks 
  • Treating the scalp and dandruff
  • Reducing stress levels 
  • Improving sleep quality 
  • Boosting mood and fighting off depression
  • Reducing minor inflammations


One of the top benefits of Neroli Essential Oil is definitely its mood-boosting yet soothing abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate aromatherapy session. 

In aromatherapy, the smell of neroli can calm your emotions, elevate your mood, and relieve anxiety.


A good night sleep: 

Thanks to its stress-relieving qualities, Neroli Essential Oil is excellent when it comes to promoting faster and deeper sleep. Simply diffuse Neroli Essential Oil in your room before sleeping or apply a few drops to your temples or behind your ears – or even use it as a pillow mist to have the best sleep of your life! 


For Your Skin Care Routine:

Neroli is particularly valuable in skin care for it has the special property of stimulating the growth of healthy new cells, and has therefore certain rejuvenating effects. It can be used for all skin types, but is perhaps most useful for dry or sensitive skins. 


For Your Hair Care Routine: 

Aside from relaxation and aromatherapy, Neroli Essential Oil has been used by many people to moisturize hair. It does so by soothing the nerves in the scalp and facilitate the flow to the hair follicles, it also prevents infections and controls dandruff which gives you a healthier scalp. You can add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, or even make a hair oil using a carrier oil of your choice with a few drops of Neroli Essential Oil. 


Vitamin C:

When we think citrus, we automatically think of Vitamin C – a prized anti-oxidant in skincare. Neroli oil is packed with Vitamin C! We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Neroli oil clears up blemishes and evens out your skin tone by strengthening the skin barrier. It has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening properties, which in turn keeps your skin young and refreshed.


Anti-depressant & Anti-Stress: 

Neroli oil calms the nerves well. Neroli is known for its antidepressant properties. The invigorating, citrussy and zesty aroma it has tantalizes your senses and it boosts your mood and leaves you invigorated. Known for its relaxing and tranquillizing properties, Neroli oil will definitely help you relax and unwind after a long day. You can simply take a few whiffs from the bottle. 


Make Your Own Pulse Point Perfume: 

The rich and zesty aroma of neroli oil makes it the perfect pulse point perfume blend.

What You Need:

  • 10 drops of Neroli essential oil
  • 5 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil 
  • 3 tablespoons of any carrier oil (hempseed, jojoba oil, sea buckthorn oil)

How to Prepare:

  1. Add all the oils to an airtight glass jar.
    2. Shake the jar until all the oils have mixed together completely.
    3. Use a cotton ball or an earbud to apply the pulse points. 

Revive & Refresh Blend:

Here’s an uplifting blend when you need to clear your mind and invigorate your body. Simply mix:

  • 3 drops Neroli essential oil
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 1 drop Grapefruit essential oil 


Clam & Relax Blend: 

This blend is ideal to prepare your mind and body for bed after a long day. Simply mix: 

  • 4 drops Neroli essential oil 
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Sandalwood essential oil 


Goodbye Anxiety:

If stress is getting the better of you, use this blend to calm yourself and soothe the nervous system. Simply mix:

  • 3 drops Neroli essential oil
  • 2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 2 drops Chamomile essential oil 


Make a Foot Soak:

Create this relaxing foot bath recipe, ideal for sore or swollen feet: 

  • 4 drops of neroli essential oil with
  • 4 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • in a teaspoon of sweet almond carrier oil.
  • Add the oil to the water, swirl and relax for at least 15 minutes.


Romantic Massage Oil: 

  • 4 drops of neroli essential oil
  • 4 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops of clary sage essential oil
  • 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of rosehip carrier oil.

Massage the oil into the back, neck, and shoulders until the oil is fully absorbed in the skin.


Hair Care DIY Hair Mask: 

The simplest way to apply Neroli oil to your hair is with a pre-shampoo treatment. Take a carrier oil such as argan, hemspeed, or rosehip oil and add a few drops of Neroli oil to it. Mix thoroughly, then apply to your entire head. Cover your hair with a head wrap and let it soak for as long as you feel comfortable. The longer the better, and if you can use it overnight, great! When you’re done, shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would.

Home Scenting:

Add a few drops of Neroli essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.

Aroma: Neroli is one of the freshest of the orange blossom notes. It is most often associated with citrus fragrances and eaux de colognes. It is common to find it in the top notes of fresh floral scents. It acts as a counterpoint to the absolute. Neroli is fresh, floral, sparkling and has a lavender and green facet. It also brings a lot of tenderness to a composition as it echoes many perfumed products or eaux de toilette for babies and children.


It blends well with: chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, sweet orange, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
– Olfactory Family: Citrus, Sweet, Floral
– Note: Middle Note
– Strength: Strong

Perfumes used in: Fleurs de citronnier by Serge Lutens, Fleur d’oranger by Serge Lutens, Histoire d’Oranger by L’Artisan Parfumeur, La Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur, Néroli by Annick Goutal, L’Eau d’Hadrien by Annick Goutal, Cologne by Thierry Mugler, Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger by Prada, Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford, Cologne Bigarade by Frédéric Malle, Néroli 3 by Le Labo, Eau d’Orange Verte by Hermès, Fleur d’Oranger by Molinard


Neroli is an essential oil that is sourced from the flowers on a bitter orange tree most commonly grown in Africa. We source our neroli from an organic farm in Morocco where it is steam-distilled. According to statistics from African botanists, it takes 1,000 blossoms to product 1 pound of neroli.


Originating in Tunisia and primarily cultivated across North Africa and France, neroli is widely believed to have been named during the 16th century for Princess Anne Maria de La Tremoille of Nerola, Italy, who fell in love with the striking fragrance and introduced it to her homeland. The oil itself has been used since the days of the ancient Egyptians when it was recognized for its health, wellbeing and spiritual benefits.


Dating back as far as the 17th century, Neroli Essential Oil has been adored by Italian aristocrats. The Duchess of Bracciano was famed for her use of the Bitter Orange Essential Oil, infusing her gloves with its aroma and adding a few drops to her bath – she loved it so much that she was even hailed as ‘Princess Nerola’.


Fun Facts About Neroli Essential Oil: 

  • Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt are the leading producers
  • Neroli oil is extracted by steam distillation from the freshly picked flowers of orange trees, between March and April
  • The smell of Neroli oil is very powerful, light and refreshing; Floral with a peculiar sweet-terpeney top note
  • In perfumery is one of the most widely used floral oils
  • Neroli oil has a limited use in flavors but can produce interesting effects in candy, liqueurs and soft drinks



Neroli Essential Oil is often used as a remedy for: 

  • Promoting healthy skin
  • Purify the air in the room
  • Alleviate headaches
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relief from PMS symptoms
  • Often used to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks 
  • Treating the scalp and dandruff
  • Reducing stress levels 
  • Improving sleep quality 
  • Boosting mood and fighting off depression
  • Reducing minor inflammations


Several small studies, including one reported in the Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, indicate that neroli oil has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. This may make it helpful for reducing acne breakouts and skin irritation.



An animal study found that neroli oil has biologically active components which might make it beneficial for reducing seizures and convulsions. These components are:

  • linalool
  • linalyl acetate
  • nerolidol
  • (E,E)-farnesol
  • α-terpineol
  • limonene

Neroli oil for menopausal symptoms:

small study of postmenopausal women found that inhaled neroli oil was beneficial for relieving several symptoms associated with menopause, such as high blood pressure, low libido, and elevated stress.

Neroli oil for stress and anxiety

Inhalation aromatherapy using neroli oil may help reduce stress, anxiety, and anxiety-induced depression. When inhaled, neroli oil may help the brain release serotonin, and reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.

The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five per cent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.


 10 ml30 ml 60 ml120 ml240 mL
0.5%1 Drop3 Drop6 Drop12 Drop24 Drop
1 %2 Drop6 Drop24 Drop24 Drop48 Drop
2%4 Drop12 Drop48 Drop48 Drop96 Drop
3%6 Drop18 Drop72 Drops72 Drop144 Drop
5%10 Drop30 Drop120 Drop120 Drop240 Drop


Facial UseAim for 0.2 – 1.5%
Body MassageAim for 1.5 – 3%
Bath & Body UseAim for 1 – 4%
Spot TreatmentAim for 3 – 5%


For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Babies & Children: 

To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine.  Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.


Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:

  • Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
  • Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
  • Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door



You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.



Using essential oils on pets: 

The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.

If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Rūt products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:

Single note essential oils:

  • Chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Rosemary

Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:

  • Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
  • Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
  • Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
  • Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
  • Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable


Local (UAE) Shipping Policy: Shipment processing time

We aim to process all orders within 2-3 business days. We don’t deliver on weekends or holidays. Estimated delivery time 3-5 business days. 

International (outside of UAE) Shipping Policy: Shipment processing time

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If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone.

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