The name Neroli originated from an Italian princess – Nerola, in the 17th century. She was fascinated by the scent of neroli, and perfumed her bath and clothing with it; therefore, the use of Neroli became a fashionable icon in the European upper class realm. As a result, giving Neroli its fame as “the princess flower”.
Neroli essential oils can be sourced from the flowers of two different kinds of orange tree species: sweet orange trees and bitter orange trees. Neroli essential oils from bitter orange trees are nearly translucent with a light yellow shade and a bitter sweet intoxicating scent. Inna Organic chooses to utilize the bitter orange trees , it’s 2-5 times more expensive compared to its “sister oil” sweet orange oils mainly due to the extraction process, as 1000 pounds of bitter orange flower blossoms can only produce 1 pound of neroli essential oils that we use – truly an “oil for royalty”.