So the clocks have gone forward and we all start to feel a little lighter in our step and colour of our clothing. Also at this time of the year we start to look at the scents in our soap and they are definitely infused with some spring scents.
My favourite at this time of year is Neroli & Orange. Did you know Neroli essential oil is extracted from the bitter orange tree and it has a definite spring look to the little white flower and fragrance is very light and uplifting?.
Folklore – Fit For a Princess
Neroli is one of my favourite essential oils – light and fresh and suitable for all seasons. So have you ever thought about the folklore and tradition behind your essential oils?
The princess of Nerola in Italy gave her name to this oil which is used in many perfumes. It was traditionally used in brides bouquets to calm nerves before the big event.
The oil is steamed from the flowers of the orange blossom and is to be found in many countries with a Mediterranean climate including Tunisia, Morocco and France.
This versatile oil has many uses for skin care circulation and the digestive and nervous system. Neroli is also used widely used in the pharmaceuticals industry for perfumes but also in the food industry as it is added to alcohol and soft drinks.
I choose to combine this sweet oil with orange oil to give a gentle feminine scent to our handmade soap – I hope you enjoy it.