Orange Blossom Flower water is a byproduct from the distillation of orange blossoms for neroli essential oil. In aromatherapy, neroli oil is used for its uplifting qualities and to relieve stress and anxiety.
Orange blossom water is widely used in skincare, and just like rosewater, it is a good Skin Tonic. While rosewater is better for dry or sensitive skin, Orange Blossom Flower Water is better for oily skin. Just apply to a cotton pad and wipe gently over the skin. Soothing, cooling and calming your skin.
It also has a beautiful scent, and if you dislike heavy perfumes, try neroli water as a natural alternative.
Using floral waters is an excellent alternative for some of the most expensive essential oils on the market. Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) and Rose otto (Rosa damascena) are beautiful essential oils that can break the bank in terms of cost.
Rose and Neroli (also known as orange blossom) floral waters, smell equally heavenly for a small fraction of the cost of the essential oil. Because they are water-based and water-soluble, they are easily used in sprays and can be safely added to bathwater for all ages. Use as a spray anytime of day as the scent is relaxing and is known to relive stress.
Rose water and orange blossom water are commonly used as ingredients in Indian, North African, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Imagine using them to flavour pastries, cakes, cookies, jellies, syrups, frostings, rice pudding, or other sweet dishes. Delicious! Be careful, as these fragrant liquids can be powerful ingredients and a little goes a long way.