Neroli, petitgrain, and bitter orange are the three essential oils of the Bitter Orange.
Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Common name: neroli
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Kind: Evergreen Tree.
Height: 10 meters.
Leaf: gloss dark green leaves
Flower: fragrant white flowers
magickal correspondences and uses:
Essential Oil: Neroli, petitgrain, and bitter orange are the three essential oils that can be made from the bitter orange plant. Neroli is gathered from the flowers. Petitgrain is extracted from the green unripe oranges when about the size of a cherry (hence the name, which means little grains). Bitter orange is gathered from the ripe fruit.
Essential Oil: Neroli essential oil can be used for both aromatherapy and magick.
Aromatherapy Uses: anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, happiness, irritability, panic and panic attacks, peace, stress
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
health care uses:
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External skin care: Neroli oil in Rhonda Allison Peptide Serum: Elegant, silky blend delivers immediate firmness and suppleness. Skin will be plumper and more taut. Fine lines will diminish and skin will glow. Advanced formula is loaded with the latest must-have in skincare-peptides. These nutrient-rich proteins tighten and brighten, revitalize, refine, and rejuvenate. You will see the years melt away with only 30 days of daily use. Apply a few drops to cleansed and toned skin morning and night before moisturizer and sun protection. Rhonda Allison Peptide Serum
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Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).