Neroli Bigrade (10%) – Citrus Aurantium – Tunisia
NEROLI (Orange Blossom)
Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers
Volatility: ? Note ? (Floater)
Colour: Pale yellow
Aroma: Sweet, floral, exotic
Monoterpenes(21-35%) – d-limonene (9-18%), b-pinene (7-17%), ocimene (3-8%)
Alcohols (35-60%) – linalol (28-44%), geraniol(2-3%), nerolidol (1-5%), geraniol (2-3%), farnesol (1-2%)
Esters (7-21%) – linalyl acetate (3-15%), methyl anthranilate (2-10%), neryl acetate (1-3%), geranyl acetate (1-2%)
Exotic oil with subtle bouquet. Recommended to be the focus of any blend. Often used in perfume and skincare products. Neroli is a great alternative to camphoraceous oils.
What does 10% mean? We carry certain precious oils (Oakmoss, Jasmine, Neroli and Rose Absolute for example) in a diluted 10% version. For an oil to be precious it means that it is very difficult – and expensive – to extract and produce. For example, Rose must be cultivated at dawn and is processed immediately to obtain the maximum yield of oil. It is one of the highest priced oils to obtain due to the substantial number of petals required to produce a relatively small amount of oil. Precious oils are also very potent, and only really needed pure if you are doing something such as making perfume.
We provide a 10% dilution of our precious oils to keep them accessible and affordable. We carry all of our precious oils pure along with their more affordable 10% dilution.
We dilute all of our 10% essential oils in fractionated coconut oil. It is the best choice as it is light, has no odour, and will not oxidize essential oils in the mix. Clear jojoba oil can be used but it is approximately 3 times the price.