Orange blossom is part of medicinal plants for its properties and characteristics.
It has been collected and packaged at its best in order to keep the active ingredients that characterize it intact.
The plants can be used in infusion, cooking, maceration or directly to enrich recipes.
For plants it is recommended to make infusions, put 1 teaspoon of plant per cup.
The orange blossom is used to prepare teas and infusions with multiple properties for our health.
But also, orange blossom water is used to make different recipes, such as the traditional Roscón de Reyes, sweet pastries, biscuits, muffins and syrups, among others.
The orange blossom petals add aroma to the food, as well as a subtle flavor reminiscent of orange.
Orange blossom has calming, stomach (pectin) and anti-inflammatory properties
Orange blossom water was introduced to the world of natural cosmetics by the Arabs and is obtained by distilling the flower petals. Its benefits are antiseptics, astringents, moisturizers and humectants. It has soothing properties ideal for treating skin rashes like acne, and its moisturizing properties make it perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
The orange blossom scent is used to make numerous perfumes and colognes, creams and deodorants.
How to prepare the orange blossom?
Orange blossom water
Take a few dried flowers and place them in a bowl of fresh water.
Let stand at room temperature for 12 hours and you will have orange blossom water ready to drink at any time of the day.
Orange blossom infusion
The orange blossom can be consumed hot. Per 250 Ml cup about 10 flowers are put. Strain immediately after boiling and serve.
Orange blossom scent
Enjoying its exquisite aroma is very simple, and you can prepare a home air freshener in no time:
Marinate about 30 orange blossoms in 45-degree isopropyl alcohol for at least 5 days.
After this time, strain and place in an atomizer to use it whenever you want.