Neroli | Latin name: Citrus Aurantium Amara | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowers | Plant family: Rutaceae
Neroli, coming from the Orange tree which is an evergreen tree growing up to 10 metres high with dark green glossy oval leaves. It has a smooth greyish trunk and branches with very fragrant white flowers. Native to the Far East especially India and China but has become well adapted to the Mediterranean climate.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.