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The History of Neroli Essential Oil (And Why We Love It)

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 Botanics, it takes 1,000 blossoms to product 1 pound of neroli, which explains its often steep price tag. 

It'd hard to describe the scent of neroli until you try it for yourself. It's pungent and intoxicating with delicate floral notes with a whiff of citrus and honey. The scent is perfectly balanced which makes sense since the oil itself is known for having a balancing effect on those who wear it. 

According to some sources, this oil was first made famous by an Italian duchess in the 17th century who would douse herself in it. Her scent became so well known that she was dubbed "Princess Nerola". If you ever have the pleasure of splurging on a bottle of it yourself, try adding a few drops to a bath. You'll understand immediately why the duchess became so obsessed.

Today we know more about neroli than ever before, including the wide-ranging effects it can have on the psyche. It can help ease stress, calm nerves and quiet the mind, which is why we added it to our Sundown Serum

But beyond the spirit, neroli has properties that are crucial to keeping your skin glowing and healthy. 

  • Boosts cell regrowth on the skin's surface
  • Helps combat acne
  • Treats uneven skin conditions and rashes
  • Anti-scarring properties help diminish scars, stretch marks and uneven tone

It's easy to convince people to give neroli a try. We use it in both our Sunup Toner and Sundown Serum as a great way to treat your face in the morning and night.