Neroli (Bitter Orange Oil)



Neroli (Bitter Orange Oil)

Morocco, Eastern Africa, Asia, Florida, California

Neroli is an essential oil produced from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree—which, interestingly, produces three different essential oils. Neroli itself is an distilled from the small, white, waxy flowers of the tree. Its scent is sweet, honeyed, and somewhat spicy. It is extremely popular in perfumery, and used to a limited extent
in flavorings—it is believed by some to be one of the
“secret ingredients” used to flavor Coca-Cola.

The oil received its name in the 17th century from the princess of Nerola, Italy. Her Majesty required the essence of bitter orange perfume in her baths and her gloves.


Neroli is excellent in soothing nerves, and in relieving feelings of grief and despair. It can reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels through its scent alone. It is effective for pain management and inflammation – a study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines established its ability to reduce acute and chronic inflammation. Neroli can also decrease the symptoms of menopause, increase libido, and reduce blood pressure. The essential oil is a great addition to a beauty routine thanks to its ability to regenerate skin cells, improve skin elasticity, and balance the skin’s natural oils. 

Dr. Axe
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