Orange Blossom Hydrosol
Citrus aurantium – Casablanca, Morocco
Princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the essence of bitter orange tree as a fashionable fragrance by using it to perfume her gloves and her bath. Since then, the name of Neroli has been used to describe this orange blossom essence. Neroli has a refreshing and distinctive, spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes. Folks often buy the hydrosol instead of the essential oil to save a few dollars because like Rose otto, it is very expensive and the true thing is a rare find. Especially good for oily and mature skin types, neroli is a natural astringent and anti-bacterial tonic effective for detoxifying oily, congested and/or blemished skin. Its regenerative properties promote hydration, tone, and cellular regeneration.