• amyk

Princess Orange Blossom

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Once upon a time there was a princess named Nerola who lived in the beautiful country of Italy. She loved orange blossoms and would often use them to scent her gloves, hair and clothes and wear as a perfume. She was quite the trend setter in doing this as this practice of using orange blossoms as perfume would carry forward for thousands of years.

This is a true story. This is how the wonderfully fragrant orange blossom received it’s name of Neroli when used as an oil or perfume. Being royal this of course started a trend that continues today with orange blossoms being a key ingredient in many of the more expensive colognes and perfumes.

Neroli is a natural aphrodisiac this also soothing to anxiety and nervousness. In the times of Princess Nerola, orange blossoms were used to soothe pre-wedding jitters and help newly married couples on their first night together. They were often used in royal wedding bouquets and throughout the wedding chamber.

It is interesting that the first notable uses of the bitter orange tree blossoms would be perfume but it would be realized soon this heavy scented bloom would also provide much needed medicinal support as well.

In the Medicine Cabinet

Today we can use neroli in it’s essential oil form as a support to many physical and emotional support needs. The doTERRA Neroli comes in a pre-diluted roller ball bottle allowing it to be easily applied to the skin as needed.

This oil is particularly helpful for:

  1. Chronic stress

  2. Nervousness

  3. Childbirth & pregnancy

  4. High blood pressure

  5. Menopause

  6. Insomnia

  7. PMS

  8. Grief

  9. Anxious thoughts

  10. Food poisoning

  11. Wound disinfectant

  12. Skin dark spots

  13. Eczema

Smelling and applying this oil to the skin reliefs these conditions and symptoms quickly and leaves a nice pleasant aroma that is calming.

Beauty

As mentioned, neroli is most commonly used in expensive perfumes and colognes. It can be worn individually for the sweet aroma of orange blooms or combined with other fragrant plants for a personalized scent.

Oil of Shared Purpose & Partnership

It is of no wonder when I read this oil is called the Oil of Shared Purpose & Partnership knowing it was used in royal wedding bouquets. Often marriages when Princess Nerola was wearing this scent were arranged for family gains and land controls, increased social status or even political alignments. Brides and grooms having little say so of their partner would naturally be nervous and concerned about what their new partner would be like.

Today, Neroli essential oil continues to be used for supporting unity, adaption, collaboration and kindness. It is a symbol of new beginnings and new love built on mutual respect and connection to another. It is also for more established relationships when we start to see one another’s flaws and need that sweet reminder of accepting our loved ones for all of who they are, both good and bad.

Partner Oils

Neroli being a natural partner of cooperation works very well with other fragrant oils that can be used to personalize the aroma.

  1. Jasmine for increased human connection and sexual intimacy

  2. Cinnamon for enhancing harmony

  3. Frankincense for anxiety, stress, depression and grief

  4. Ginger for butterfly feelings and nervousness

Interested in more?

Neroli is still a potent and lovely oil to wear as a feminine perfume. It is also helpful to many modern day symptoms we encounter and need relief from. Or we can simply find a vintage pair of gloves and live a life of royalty smelling incredible.

If you have questions or would like more information please reach out!

amyk@dragonspitapothecary.com

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