The name Neroli is said to have originated from the Italian Princess, Anne-Marie de la Tremoille (Countess of Nerola) who used the Orange Blossom/Neroli Flower Water as a perfume and to scent her bathwater and gloves. It is still a key ingredient for making traditional smelling Eau-de-Cologne.
Pure Orange Flower (Neroli) Water (also known as a Hydrolat or Hydrosol) has a delicate floral scent that has an intensely relaxing influence on the mind and body, helping to reduce anxiety and soothe tense muscles.
Orange Flower Water is also a very popular skincare ingredient as it helps to calm and settle the skin, resulting in a clearer, more youthful complexion. Its healing, anti-ageing and regenerative properties are beneficial for all skin types including, dry, mature and combination skin. It is also a gentle astringent that can be beneficial for oily skin and acne.
Orange Flower Hydrolat is most often used for cleansing and toning but it can also be blended with our clays and aloe vera gels to produce naturally therapeutic, skin nurturing facial masks. It can also be used as a soothing face or body spritz to help relieve stress and anxiety.
All of Base Formula’s Hydrolats are ecologically produced and free from agro chemicals.