Neroli Sonoma’s exclusive collection of handcrafted bath and body products and our luxury brand candle promises to create a sensation of pure delight with the exotic smell of neroli oil. Our products are produced in small-batches from California’s famous wine country. Inspired by our love of travel, the Neroli Sonoma Collection has an intoxicating fragrance designed to invoke memories of summer nights, warm sun-kissed skin and dreams of realms far and wide.
What is Neroli?
The neroli oil we incorporate into our products comes with a seductive history. Neroli oil is an essential oil (citrus aurantium) from the Bitter Orange tree. It is produced from the beautiful and fragrant white blossoms by steam distillation. It takes 100 kg (220 lbs) of orange blossoms to yield only 80 grams or just under 3 ounces of neroli oil, making it one of the most expensive essential oils available. It is liquid gold. The oils extracted from the Bitter Orange trees have been used for centuries from Asia to Africa. The orange blossom was a symbol of abundance and fertility. Young Persian and Arab brides were adorned by crowns of the blossoms heady with the scent of orange; refreshing, sensual, and evocative. Imagine wearing a crown of orange blossoms!
History of Neroli
Close your eyes and envision a small ancient town outside of Rome in 17th century Italy: Nerola. Anne Marie de la Tremoille who later in life becomes the Princess of Nerola is known to have created the heady perfume derived from the orange blossoms. She gathered baskets of the blossoms from the groves surrounding her property and brought them to a local distiller who produced the fragrant orange water to perfume her bath and her gloves. Princess Nerola was the “it-girl” among the royal courts of France, Spain, and Italy and one can only imagine the heads she turned walking through castle halls with the potent bouquet of orange blossom following her. The fragrance became well known among the courts of Europe and was later known as Neroli oil, after our Princess. This liquid gold rapidly rose to popularity and was produced in perfumeries worldwide. Soon after its discovery, neroli oil became the star ingredient for making eau de cologne; one of the most sought after perfumes of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
It's hard to describe the herbaceous scent of neroli oil until you experience it for yourself. All of those blossoms to make such an incredible and distinct scent - refreshing, spicy, and green with gentle floral hints. We knew immediately after finding this oil that it would be the perfect scent to go along with our home and skincare line. The fresh scent of neroli oil will take your senses to faraway places, filling you with a sense of tranquility as well as a yearning for new adventures.
Benefits of Neroli Oil
This extraordinary oil has remarkable skincare and health benefits.
Neroli oil is incredibly moisturizing, leaving skin smooth, silky and soft. It can reach deep into the skin and improve overall skin quality. By improving the body's ability to regenerate new skin cells, it is known to help fade dark spots and scarring. What more could we ask for?
Neroli oil contains properties that can also keep our skin balanced and glowing. It has powerful antibacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants that can contribute to reducing inflammation and skin irritations, aid in cell turnover, and treat acne breakouts.
While well-known to heal our soul and psyche, neroli has a wonderful calming effect. It can help ease stress, calm nerves, quiet the mind and rejuvenate the soul. True to its beautiful name, the fragrance of neroli oil fills your surroundings with a sense of relaxation, tranquility and love.
Studies also have shown neroli to have sedative, antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects. It has been used to relieve menstrual cramps and overall premenstrual syndrome symptoms (PMS), as well as menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms. Rich in bioactive flavonoids it can help prevent inflammatory diseases and assist with insomnia, tension, and headaches.
How to Bring a Little Bit of Calm and Serenity Into Your Life Right Now
While we find ourselves spending more time home right now, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and serene environment to help ease our everyday stresses.
Our Neroli Sonoma Candle is soothing, meditative and relaxing; it will gently transport you to warm, summer nights on the Italian Riviera.
We have all been feeling anxious and worried these past few weeks. Taking a long, soothing bath with Neroli Sonoma Bath Salts will simply have you melting away, transformed and wrapped with relaxation. It will leave your skin feeling super silky and moisturized and you will feel more calm and rejuvenated. Relax with neroli...
Spray the Neroli Sonoma Body Mist throughout your home and on your pillows before bed to create a state of calmness and serenity.
Hand washing is a must these days - so keep our small travel size Neroli Sonoma Soap at all of your sinks. It will keep your hands feeling soft and moisturized and won’t strip your skin's natural oils. Gentle enough where over-washing will not be a problem.