Feb 27, 2015
A classic Lebanese drink, White Coffee or Café Blanc, is a fine “digestif” created by adding a dash or teaspoon full of Orange Blossom essence over boiling water poured into a teacup.
Sugar is optional. This infusion of Orange Blossoms is a great way to end a meal, at the same time calming the mind with its aromatherapeutic qualities. In other words, a simple caffeine-free recipe that soothes both body and soul.
Called Kahweh Baida in Arabic, White Coffee is said to have originated in cosmopolitan Beirut, historically known as “the Paris of the Middle East” for its vibrant cultural, artistic and intellectual life, world-class cuisine, chic fashion scene and more.
White Coffee is easy to make at home with Orange Blossom water too. But, beyond use in cooking and drinking, Orange Blossom water is also known for its beauty benefits, for example as a gentle skin toner for sensitive skin.
At the same time, essential oil of Orange Blossoms creates a feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nerves and aiding with digestive problems. Effective in treating colds, it eliminates toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system, while supporting collagen formation in the skin.
Soothe yourself by dropping a sachet of Orange Blossom salts into your bath this weekend, or simply place a pouch of bath salts in your linen closet or clothes drawers for a luxurious sensory experience.