Despite the name, orange blossom doesn’t come from orange trees, but rather the bitter orange, a shrub native to India. These shrubs are now found throughout southern Europe (Italy and Spain in particular) and Morocco. They produce stunning little white or pale pink flowers often referred to as neroli. Orange blossom (or flower) adds an exotic twist to pastries and is famed for its distinctive perfume
As with all floral waters, orange flower water is produced by steam distillation. Steam is passed through the petals and captures molecules that are released.
THE BENEFITS OF ORANGE BLOSSOM FOR SKIN
Calming, refreshing, regenerating orange blossom is a natural toner that works equally well on our face, body, hair and nails. This super gentle ingredient soothes even the most sensitive of skins. Orange blossom is a gentle cleanser that soothes the epidermis and softens skin. It brightens dull skin, combats the signs of ageing and whitens nails and boosts growth their growth. It also strengthens hair whilst giving it a healthy shine.
THE SKIN-TONING BENEFITS OF ORANGE BLOSSOM
Orange blossom is an excellent face and body moisturiser. As a hydrolat it soothes, refreshes and tones our skin. It wakes up tired complexions and leaves us with a radiant glow.