NEROLI OIL AND ORANGE FRUIT EXTRACT
We use neroli oil in STEAMCREAM because it helps the skin's elasticity, keeping it supple and young looking. Like rose oil, it’s good for keeping dry, sensitive and mature skins in excellent condition.
Neroli has an intensely sharp, green and floral aroma, which comes alive when diluted and imparts a refreshing scent. The oil is extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium amara), which belongs to the Rutaceae plant family. They are evergreen and grow up to 20 feet in the wild, whereas, when cultivated they only grow to half this height.
Neroli originates from Asia, but it is now produced all over the world in the Mediterranean, North Africa and China. The oil produced in France and Tunisia is believed to be the finest of them all. We use the Tunisian oil, believing it to be the best quality available.
Neroli is one of the few essential oils to be scientifically proven to increase serotonin production in the brain. Serotonin is an important, mood-altering neurotransmitter. Increased levels of it enhance our feelings of serenity and well-being. It is believed the tradition of bridal orange blossom garlands started because the fragrance soothed the nerves of the young brides.
Neroli oil is also reported to improve the tone and texture of skin. Aromatherapists have used it for many years to help reduce scarring and stretch marks.
Some essential oils are classed as synergistic in aromatherapy. This means that when mixed, oils take on the characteristics of each other and have a stronger effect on the body. Neroli and lavender are reputed to have a strengthening effect on the elasticity of the skin.