Orange Flower (Neroli) Hydrolat
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Our finest Tunisian Orange Flower Hydrolat (Hydrosol) helps to balance and lift the emotions. It also has a balancing and revitalising effect on the skin, that is particularly beneficial for mature, oily and combination skin types.
- Ex Tax: £8.95
Our Orange Flower Hydrolat is sourced from Tunisia, the world’s leading producer. It is distilled from the exquisitely fragrant, fleshy white blossom of the Bitter Orange tree, which grows in abundance in the verdant Cap Bon region – a peninsular in the far north-east of Tunisia that is famed for its citrus trees and flower essences. The fragrant blossom is harvested by hand in Spring, very early in the morning, when the flower’s scent is at its most concentrated. The flowers are then processed the same day to ensure the highest quality product.
Our Tunisian Orange Flower Hydrolat has a pronounced floral aroma with herbaceous, fruity notes. It is slightly sweeter than our previous supply which came from the Lebanon.
Orange Flower Hydrolat (also known as Neroli Hydrolat or Hydrosol) is commonly used for skincare as it has a naturally hydrating and regenerating effect on the skin. It can help to calm and settle the skin and promote a clearer, more youthful complexion. Its soothing effects can also be helpful for stress, anxiety and other emotional problems.
This delicate, fragrant flower has a long history of use, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it to heal mind, body and spirit.
Orange Flower Hydrolat is ideal for use as a natural skin toner. It has a mild astringent action which is useful for combination, oily and acne prone skin. It can also be beneficial for mature or prematurely aged skin as it helps to promote the regeneration of healthy new skin cells.
For use as a skin toner, apply with a cotton pad after cleansing, or spritz onto the skin, taking care to avoid the eyes.
Mind & Body
Orange Flower Hydrolat has a relaxing influence on the mind and body, helping to calm, soothe and lift the spirits. Try using it as a soothing face, body or room spray to relieve stress and anxiety at times of need. It may also be beneficial in a night-time bath to aid a restful night's sleep.
To comfort and uplift the emotions mix 100ml Orange Flower Hydrolat, with 15 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil, 10 drops Patchouli and 5 drops Myrrh. Spritz over yourself as and when required.
To calm and relax mix 100ml Orange Flower Hydrolat, 25 drops Bergamot, 15 drops Frankincense and 5 drops Neroli. Spritz as required.
Add 2 tablespoonfuls to the bath with 6 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil and 2 drops of Cedarwood for courage and strength in times of adversity.
Use with 10% Aloe Vera Juice as a rejuvenating rinse for thinning, lifeless hair.
Mix with Base Formula Clay to make a deep cleansing mask for combination skin.
Soak a compressed face mask towel in Orange Flower Hydrolat for a DIY, hydrating sheet mask.
Add 2 tablespoonfuls of Orange Flower Hydrolat to 2 tablespoonfuls of grain alcohol (vodka) and add 4 drops of Geranium essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil for a natural eau de toilette. Store in the fridge in a spray bottle and shake before use.
Add 2 teaspoonfuls of Orange Flower Hydrolat to 4 tablespoonfuls of Base Formula Moisturising Cream. Add 2 drops of Rose Absolute essential oil (Geranium essential oil if you haven't got Rose) 1 drop of Frankincense essential oil and one drop of Green Mandarin essential oil. Blend well and use within 12 weeks.
Add to Base Formula Bath & Shower Gel at 2% plus 0.5% Tea Tree and 1% Palmarosa for a great smelling antibacterial hand wash.