So white, so pure and delicately scented, it embodies radiance and delicacy, mixed with sensuality, and does a lot for our beauty.
Orange blossom adorns sour orange trees in spring, these bitter orange trees originating from the Middle East. Its olfactory power has earned it a place of choice in the world of beauty, since the Renaissance in the West, to perfume baths and clothes. But it has more than one asset and works wonders, thanks to its many cosmetic powers, to meet the needs of the most demanding skin and hair. In floral water or essential oil, it is used in creams, masks, lotions, scrubs, and of course, in the composition of many divine perfumes.
The four benefits of orange blossom
- It is wonderfully soothing for reactive skin and irritated scalp, thanks to linalool with calming effects, and alpha-pinene, with anti-inflammatory action (both are also part of the composition of cannabis).
- It limits imperfections due to its antibacterial active ingredients such as alpha-pinene and terpineol.
- It is antioxidant, in particular thanks to the geraniol it contains, and thus helps to prevent skin aging due to free radicals.
- And it is, of course, divinely fragrant, with its richness in linalyl acetate and neroli, which contribute to its wonderful fragrance.
My homemade orange blossom lotion
There is no need to take out the scented water bought in the pastry department, which is not always rich in natural extracts. It is also challenging to pick wildflowers from the tree in our regions. But we find them dried and organic in herbalism to make good relaxing herbal teas that can be diverted from tasting to enrich our beauty rituals.