Orange Blossom Day is sponsored by FloridaSmart to bring appreciation to one of Florida's greatest treasures. The orange blossom is Florida's state flower that blooms abundantly in Florida and produces the delicious oranges.
The orange blossom is not only good for producing the fruit that is enjoyed worldwide, but contributes to many other industries. The orange blossom is also believed to bring good fortune which makes it a popular choice for bridal bouquets and other wedding flower displays.
While everyone knows the health benefits of oranges, not everyone knows that the orange blossom has multiple health benefits as well.
For the Skin
Essential oil neroli is made from the orange blossom and offers skin care and health benefits when used on the skin. Use in lotions, bath water or apply orange blossom water directly to the skin.
skin balancer that nourishes and hydrates the skin
toner for dry skin to open blocked pores and prevent blackheads and pimples
stimulates circulation rejuvenating and stimulating the skin
reduces the appearance of small veins
relaxes the nerves
has a calming effect that can assist in sleep
If you have never tried drinking orange blossom water or adding it to drinks, desserts and other foods, today is the perfect time to try it and enjoy the amazing benefits of this blossom.
Orange blossom water adds has a sweet subtle flavor and offers health benefits including soothing the stomach.
Dried Orange blossoms used in teas offer a subtle sweet tasting tea.
Add to baked desserts, cookies, cakes
When the flowers are blooming, the bees that pollinate the flower make the delicious Orange Blossom honey.
Around the World
Observed worldwide to bring awareness to the value of this amazing flower, Orange Blossom Day was declared by FloridaSmart to spread the word of the importance of this beautiful bloom. Celebrated not only in the top producing countries of the orange; the U.S., Brazil, China and India, but worldwide by all who enjoy the benefits of this amazing blossom.