Veriditas Organic Neroli
CALMING & FIRMING BEAUTY SCRUB
- 1/2 cup almond oil (or more to cover salt)
- 20 drops Lavender
- 14 drops Blue Chamomile
- 8 Drops Ylang Ylang
- 7 drops Rose Geranium
- 5 drops Neroli*
- 10 drops Rose Perfume
Be Princess Neroli for a Day
Neroli the nectar of the sun, is filled with bright, sweet and spicy notes which create the peak of sensual enjoyment! Neroli is legendary as an aphrodisiac and mood enhancer it enlightens anxiety, depression and can induce euphoria. It takes about 2,000 Pounds of Bitter Orange Blossoms to produce 1 pound of Neroli essential oil. Each beautiful flower must be handpicked in sunlight just after opening. The leaflets and petioles must be removed and the flowers themselves must be handled delicately as bruised flowers cannot be distilled. The process of gathering and preparing these flowers leaves the intoxicating and euphoric aroma upon the harvesters hands. The bitter orange Tree has 3 distillations. 1. the bitter orange flower is "neroli" 2. the leaves distilled are called "petitgrain" 3. the actual fruit is called "bitter orange fruit" the neroli is most expensive, petitgrain is less and the orange fruit is the cheapest.
Its featured in many anti-aging formulas, including the Rose Regenerative Oil, it tones the skin and removes fine wrinkles. Neroli aids in bringing balance during menopausal symptoms and menstrual discomfort.
One story of how the Bitter Orange Blossom oil became known as Neroli goes as follows. In the late 16th century, Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the essential oil and hydrosols as a sought after fragrance by using it on her clothes and in her baths. In this time the Orange Blossom hydrosol was more sought after the essential oil and the process of making it took several weeks. This infamous perfume contained Neroli and musk and became wildly popular throughout the town as the most beautiful aroma and as an aphrodisiac. Overtime this perfume was called Neroli after the princess of Nerola and her extravagant taste for fine scents. Leonardo Da Vinci is said to have used the aroma of the Bitter Orange Blossom daily. Some say the origin of Neroli comes from Nero, the Roman Emperor or others the Duchess of Tremoille.
Ayurveda, a medical philosophy developed in India, has been using Neroli oil for thousands of years. It is used in India to for its calming and sleep enhancing properties and also for its strengthening, invigorating, and cheerful effects. In ancient Egypt the Bitter Orange Blossoms were used in baths to calm the body mind and spirit and to bring bliss.
Bathe like a King or Queen! Draw a hot bath and add one cup Epson salts, _ to 2 Oz Orange Blossom Hydrosol. Before entering the bath apply 4-6 drops of Neroli Essential oil to your skin and wait 2 minutes for the oil to absorb. Then soak in the bliss of Neroli.
This Veriditas essential oils is listed on theGRASlist of the FDA.
?GRAS ? is an acronym for the phraseGenerallyRecognizedAsSafe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
This particular Veriditas essential oils is labeled without ?external use only ? printed on label implying that you can use these particular oils in food preparations, cooking/baking, medicinal preparations: such as medicinal honeys, cough syrups, tinctures, flower essences etc.
Please note this oil is only recommended for their INTENDED USE as a food additive, as the FDA only allows such approval and does not approve any essential oils or herbs to be used for disease or treating heath conditions. Therefore, Veriditas cannot make claims that essential oils have any health benefits.