Neroli hydrosol is water-steam distilled from the fragrant blossoms of orange trees. It is a beautiful and seductive botanical fragrance that is excellent used alone as a toner and body spray, or in place of water in fine lotions or body creams. Our neroli hydrosol is intended for cosmetic use only.
Neroli, which is the sweet essence extracted from orange blossoms, has been used in perfumery since the days of ancient Egypt. Neroli was also one of the ingredients included in the original Eau de Cologne from Germany in the early 1700s. With a similar, though much softer scent than the essential oil, this hydrosol is an economical option compared to the precious oil.
Used as a staple throughout the perfume industry, this astringent hydrosol also makes a wonderful toner or aftershave. Emotionally, neroli is calming and grounding and is believed to help heal the heart. Although they make up small percentages of its composition, neroli hydrosol contains linalool and α-terpineol.
Supremely delightful with a luscious scent, you will want to use this indulgent botanical water any way you can. Perfect for all skin types, this hydrosol may be used alone as a body mist or added to body care recipes in place of water. This hydrosol is complemented by citrusy essential oils such as orange, petitgrain, and mandarin for a refreshing aroma spray. Rose, sandalwood, or coriander essential oils also make wonderful additions for alluring scent blends.
Due to the nature of steam distillation, our neroli hydrosol does not contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is incredibly heat-sensitive, and when it reaches temperatures over approximately 86⁰ F (30⁰ C) it begins to break down. It can take over an hour to produce quality hydrosols with boiling water, which begins at 212⁰ F when steam begins to release the precious plant waters.
Packaging The 3oz. size comes in an amber glass bottle with a mister top. Our 8oz., 16 oz., 64 oz., and 1 gallon bulk sizes come in plastic bottles without misters.