Orange Blossom & Cardamom Dead Sea Bath Soak
Orange Blossom or Neroli oil, is a plant oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. The blossoms are gathered, usually by hand, in late April to early May. The oil is produced by water distillation, as the blossom is too fragile to endure distillation with direct steam. Neroli has a refreshing and distinctive, spicy aroma with sweet and flowery notes.
It is said that Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the essence of the bitter orange tree as a fashionable fragrance by using it to perfume her gloves and her bath in the 16th century. Since then, the term "neroli" has been used to describe this essence.
Neroli is considered to have a calming effect on the nervous system. Orange Blossom cleverly combined with Cardamom oil, which is highly effective in soothing muscular spasms, makes this one helluva relaxing bath and a great soak for sore, tired muscles..