Orange blossom is one of those scents that just make me happy. It is joyous, sweet and fresh, like a ray of sunshine. It is just irresistible and on top it has numerous health benefits to the skin. I am in love with Orange Blossom, so let me tell you a little more about why.
Orange Blossom is a fragrant distillation of fresh bitter-orange flower. It has that ultra rich citrus feel but combined with the softness of a white flower. No wonder that since the times of ancient China these flowers were symbols of purity & innocence brides wore on their wedding day! The tradition of using orange flowers has spread from the East to Europe, during the times of the Crusaders. Now, during the orange blossom time in spring, millions of beautiful delicate white flowers scent the air throughout Florida. Spaniards brought bitter oranges into St. Augustine in Florida, in the 1500s, now one of the world’s largest producers of oranges.
Did you know that It takes 1,000 lbs. of orange blossoms to make 1 lb. of Orange Blossom Oil? and it is worth every drop! By merely adding one drop to a balm or oil, the skin comes to life. And, being one of the most loved fragrant flowers, orange blossoms have become indispensable in the perfume industry of today.
Balances the skin
I pick Orange Blossom as a favorite ingredient of SAAR Stretch Oil. I use it every day, not just on my body and tummy, but also for my face! It nourishes my skin perfectly, without making it greasy or shiny, and I love the smell!
Applying Orange Blossom as a hydrolat (flower water), like our Purifying Toning Mist, or in an oil like our Stretch Oil on the skin can benefit from it's properties, both acne prone skin and mature skin. For acne prone skin, the citrus oil can clear and help the inflammation. In older skin that needs regeneration, it rejuvenates using the flavonoids in the oil and increases cellular metabolism. This also makes Stretch Oil the perfect pregnancy oil.
And: is one of the only citrus oils that is not phototoxic! meaning you can get a little sun while wearing it...With skin symptoms such as scar pigmentation, broken capillaries, and overall uneven skin tone, Orange Blossom can improve and minimize these symptoms.
No question this jewel will be in more then one SAAR products to be, so stay posted!