Orange flower has an intensely floral aroma with fresh green notes and is one of the most popular essential oils used in perfumery.
What is orange flower?
Lush uses a few different types of orange flower (or orange blossom) in products, with varied purposes and perks to them. They’re all derived from the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium amara), which is an evergreen member of the Rutaceae plant family. The fruits flavour food and drinks, the flowers provide neroli oil and orange flower absolute, and even the leaves and twigs can be distilled to obtain petitgrain oil.
What are the benefits of orange flower?
- Orange flower absolute refreshes, rejuvenates and mattifies the skin.
- The flower’s fragrance calms and uplifts the mood.
- Orange flower water is made by diluting the absolute in water; it has a fainter, delicate floral scent.
Did you know?
Orange blossom honey can also be found in Lush products. This is produced when bees collect nectar from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. The honey retains some of the beautiful floral-citrus flavour and fragrance. It is considered luxurious and exotic.
Where does Lush source orange flower from?
Lush purchases orange flower absolute from a producer based in the north of Tunisia. The business is run by three siblings, whose father started many years ago. They have been supplying Lush since 2005. To find out more about the other orange flower-derived ingredients and the suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!