Quality Botanical family: Rutaceae Latin name: Citrus aurantium var. amara Other names: Orange blossom, Bitter orange blossom, Bitter orange tree, Bitter orange tree Origin: Morocco or Tunisia Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control Part used: Flower Production process: Steam distillation Quality: 100% pure, natural, integral and chemotyped Olfactory notes: fresh, green, floral, fruity Main constituents Monoterpenols: linalool (over 30%), geraniol, nerol, alpha-terpineol Sesquiterpenols: nerolidol, farnesol Monoterpenes (30%): limonene, pinenes Nitrogenous compounds: methyl anthranylate (0.5%) Note Do not confuse it with the essential oil of Petitgrain, obtained from the leafy branches of the same plant, or with the essence of bitter orange, obtained from the zest of its fruit. Our opinion As is often the case with flowers, the distillation yield is low. Great finesse and high cost... this essential oil remains a "must" in aromatherapy! Its presentation, diluted and in the form of a roll-on, is also available. Especially practical and advantageous, Neroli essential oil is thus accessible to all budgets. Precautions for use Not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy or in young children. As it tends to be irritating in its pure state, be sure to dilute it sufficiently for cutaneous use. It should be applied only occasionally and not excessively. Risk of allergy (limonene, linalool, geraniol, farnesol): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use). Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Store away from heat and light.