Orange Blossom Water 25ml
Orange flower water, or orange blossom water, is a clear, perfumed distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms.
Orange Blossom Water, also known as the Essential Oil of Neroli, is produced by water distillation of the blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus Aurantium).
Familiar to French, Persian, Arabic, Indian and Turkish cuisine, Orange Blossom Water brings the sweet perfume of the orange grove to a variety of dishes. It is a delicious addition to various sweets including custards, puddings, cakes, cookies, candies and other confections.
Orange blossom water's flavor comes as a surprise melding the clean brightness of orange groves with a field of wildflowers. Delicately citrus and floral, its scent is remarkably refreshing and can be used as an alcohol-free fragrance, especially in summer. French women will dab a few drops behind their ears and on both wrists and walk out into the sunshine.
Orange blossom water works well most places rose water does, and you can use them more or less interchangeably.
If you're looking to introduce orange blossom water into a recipe from scratch, start with a 1/2 teaspoon. The flavor is different enough from orange zest that we wouldn't suggest substituting them for each other, but if you wanted to, a teaspoon of orange blossom water will roughly replace a teaspoon or orange zest.
This essential water has traditionally been used in many French and Mediterranean dessert dishes, such as the gibassier and pompe à l'huile, but has more recently found its way into Western cuisine.
Orange flower water is used in France to flavor madeleines, in Mexico to flavor little wedding cakes and Pan de muerto, and in the United States to make orange blossom scones and marshmallows.
Orange flower water is also used as an ingredient in some cocktails, such as the Ramos Gin Fizz.
It has been a traditional ingredient used often in North African as well as in Middle Eastern cooking. In Arab variants of baklava, orange blossom water is often mixed with the sweet syrup for flavor.
Orange blossoms are believed to be used in this manner because they are seen as the traditional bridal flower and, therefore, symbolize purity (white, small and delicate).
Orange blossom water uses and benefits are aplenty. Since it is natural and safe, you can use it to freshen up your skin or relieve headaches or anxiety any time.
Orange blossom oil is also known as neroli essential oil. Orange blossom water or Orange flower water is obtained by exploiting certain fractions of the oil’s hydrophilic qualities. Like rosewater and other flower waters, it is widely used in cosmetics, aromatherapy as well as in cooking.
Orange blossom water is known for its wonderful effects as a great toner for oily skin, so gentle that it is even used as an ingredient in products made for babies.
One of the reasons orange blossom water is so widely used in aromatherapy is the soothing effect it has on the nerves. Adding it to your bathwater will ease tension and even cure headaches. It also helps in relieving stress and anxiety.
Another benefit of adding orange blossom water to your bath water is its ability to make your skin soft and glowing. It will help moisturize your skin and makes it feel like satin all day long. All you need to do is add ¼ cup of this amazing flower water, 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 to 3 cups of warm milk to your bathwater to get beautiful, soft skin.
Orange blossom water a flower hydrosol, can be found in a wide range of skin lotions and creams due to the ability to help skin look and feel soft and beautiful. Your skin can benefit from this flower water when it gets sunburned as well. Its mild effect will help in soothing the burn and reducing the redness on your skin.
Orange blossom water is also used in many hair care products. Not only does it smell absolutely amazing, it helps in conditioning your hair so that it is lustrous and strong. Orange blossom water also makes your hair shiny.
One of the best things about orange blossom water is its beautiful fragrance. When you have it at home, you do not need a commercial air freshener. Just pour a couple of teaspoons of this flower hydrosol into a bowl of water and let its natural perfume fill every room in your home.
You have already learned that the scent of orange blossom water has a calming effect. This is great for people who suffer from insomnia. Drop a small amount on your bed sheet to let it take effect and help you drift off to a sweet, restful slumber. Just remember to sprinkle it on a small corner of your sheet as orange blossom water can stain certain fabrics.
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