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Orange Blossom Hydrosol

Commonly known as: Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water (I.N.C.I.), Orange Blossom Water, Neroli, Bitter Orange, Bigaradier, Seville Orange.
Botanical name: Citrus aurantium.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam stripping.
Family: Rutaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Dried flowers.
Location: Originally from Southeast Asia (India, Southern China, Malaysia), it is now cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions.
Flowering: Start of spring, or sometimes a second bloom in October (beginning of autumn).
Provenance, origin: Morocco.
Phytochemical composition: Linalool, alpha-terpineol, methyl anthranilate, flavonoids (hesperidin, naringin), limonene, coumarins, triterpenes, vitamin C, carotene, pectin.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Liquid; Color: Colorless to whitish; Scent: Floral, sweet.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.990 - 1.010; pH: 4.5 - 6.5; Insoluble in oil.
Benefits: Regenerative, anti-inflammatory, brightening, refreshing, soothing, fragrant.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly those lacking radiance and vitality, normal to dry skin, and mature skin; All hair types, especially those with irritated scalps.

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Usage

Facial Care (face creams, makeup removers, toning lotions, cleansing foams, scrubs, gels, mists); Body Care (hand and foot creams, lotions, gels); Hair Care (shampoos, detangling mists); Hygiene (deodorants, shower gels, solid soaps).

Method of Preservation

This product remains viable for 6 months after opening. It is sensitive and should be stored in the refrigerator. If you notice a change in appearance or smell, discontinue use of your hydrosol.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

The orange blossom hydrosol does not have any contraindications. It can be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women as well as children. Avoid contact with the eyes.

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The orange blossom grows on the Bitter Orange tree (or Bigaradier). This shrub, native to India, appeared around the Mediterranean (particularly in Andalusia) following the Crusades. The orange blossom is also known as "neroli," in reference to the Princess of Neroli (an Italian town) who popularized its use in the 16th century. Its hydrosol has a strong antioxidant activity. It fights free radicals and helps to restore radiance to the complexion and brighten the skin.