Neroli Hydrosol

Neroli Hydrosol

Neroli hydrosol is a natural botanical water that is derived from the steam distillation of the fragrant flowers of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet, floral scent that is uplifting and refreshing, making it a popular ingredient in aromatherapy and skin care products. Neroli hydrosol is known for its numerous skin care benefits, including:

  1. Soothes and calms the skin: Neroli hydrosol has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help soothe and calm irritated skin. It is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or reactive skin, as it can help reduce redness and inflammation.

  2. Hydrates and moisturizes the skin: Neroli hydrosol is a natural humectant, which means it helps the skin retain moisture. It is also rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental stressors and free radicals that can cause premature aging.

  3. Balances oil production: Neroli hydrosol helps balance the skin's natural oil production, making it beneficial for those with oily or combination skin. It can also help prevent breakouts and blemishes by reducing excess oil on the skin.

  4. Promotes cell regeneration: Neroli hydrosol contains citral, which promotes cell regeneration and can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

  5. Improves skin tone and texture: Neroli hydrosol can help improve skin tone and texture by promoting circulation and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It can also help reduce the appearance of pores and improve overall skin clarity.

BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus (Latin name for citron) aurantium (orange) var. amara

EXTRACTION: Steam distillation 

DESCRIPTION: Neroli Hydrosol is a water solution infused with the essence of the neroli blossom.  Often during the extraction process of essential oils some of the aromatic and healing principles of the plants are lost.  Certain components of essential oils are hydrophilic, meaning they dissolve in water, so the process of producing a hydrosol allows one to capture the full essence of the plant delivering its complete arsenal of capabilities.  Neroli hydrosol is derived from the blossom of the bitter orange (Citrus aurantium var. amara) tree, much like the essential oil.  This tree is native to Eastern Africa, India and the Himalayas and thrives in moderate climates.  This hydrosol has a long history of use.  Dating back to the fourteenth century, it was used as a scent for household linen.  In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, orange blossom trees were cultivated in France to be used in the perfume industry as well as in cuisine.  Neroli hydrosol is an astringent making it ideal for those with oily skin.  It contains natural alpha hydroxyl acid which works to gently cleanse skin without stripping its natural moisture.

KEY COMPONENTS: Linalyl acetate, limonene, linalool, geraniol 

FOUND IN: Orange Blossom Facial Toner, Skin Care Starter Kit for Oily Skin