Don’t be overwhelmed with all the natural skincare products out there because you are not alone. While your current facial cleansing and body cleansing may give you a clearer and brighter looking skin, they are doing you more harm than good. Parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and dioxane are commonly found in most skincare products. In the long run, these chemicals can lead to premature skin aging, endocrine disruption and severe health problems.
However, nurturing your skin with organic and wholesome natural ingredients can provide the same benefits as regular skincare products (better, in our opinion), without the harmful side effects of course.
Hydrosol is the condensed water that is leftover after an essential oil is steam distilled. These are components that dissolve into water, which produces what we call “hydrosol.” Others may refer to hydrosol as floral water, hydroflorate, or flower water. Floral water, hydroflorate, or flower water can be misrepresented by inferior products that are less concentrated. Our hydrosols are produced from steam-distilling plant materials and contain beneficial compounds that the plant had when it was alive. However, floral water can be produced from barks, herbs, leaves, needles, woods, and seeds, as well.
Hydrosols are quite versatile and can be used for multiple purposes. Melissa leaf, orange blossom, and rose geranium are common hydrosols for skin care as they provide hydration, healing and skin regenerative properties. People suffering from sun damage can use helichrysum hydrosol to soothe, comfort, and heal the skin.
Neroli hydrosol, found in our super fruit facial toner, is fantastic for many different skin types. It tones and tightens pores leaving a smoother, more refined texture to the skin. It has a gorgeous, exotically sweet aroma and may also be used a body mist in lieu of typical chemical-laden perfumes. A small spritz can help refresh and wake up skin any time of day.
Pure plant hydrosols are some of nature’s best antioxidants. These excellent health-in-a-bottle hydrosols are integral in protecting the skin from free radicals, pollution and help to restore environmentally damaged skin. Saturating the skin daily with these precious waters restores pH balance, refreshes and tones skin tissue, maintaining soft and smooth skin while significantly increasing vitality and hydration to all skin conditions.
Types of hydrosols that can have skin healing properties include:
Helichrysum – known as everlasting and, or immortelle (the immortal flower) is well known hydrosol that has amazing skin regenerative and wound healing properties. Studies show helichrysum has unique restorative abilities and helps with healing of scars, acne, dermatitis, stretch marks, boils and abscesses. The toning qualities are phenomenal and are used to gently firm and tighten loose skin. It has been used as first aid treatment in aromatherapy and is applied on wounds to reduce swelling by regenerating the tissues. It also has antibacterial properties and is an ideal skincare alternative for sensitive skin.
Green Myrtle – is excellent for soothing dry and extra sensitive skin. It is used as a clarifying and purifying agent and sure to please with it is refreshing and vitalizing toning properties. Fresh and light, this silky, hydrating hydrosol is perfect for ultra sensitive or very dehydrated skin. Green myrtle hydrosol has a very light, clean, “green” aroma similar to new leaves in spring. It is rich in natural mucilage that soothe and protect skin that is red, inflamed or sunburned. Having the ability to combat and heal infections and various skin conditions like bruises, blemishes, acne, psoriasis, and oily skin, Green myrtle has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties also that make it an ideal compound for homeopathic medicines.
Rose Geranium – is a fantastic hydrosol that is distilled from the common flowering Rose Geranium. It works well to balance hormonal skin conditions and helps greatly to reduce skin inflammation. It has an intoxicating, sweet rosy aroma. Rose geranium is a well-known wound healer and has been utilized for centuries. It can quickly bring into balance red, dry or irritated skin. It offers healing, cellular skin regenerative properties and can be used for eczema, bruises, burns, wounds, among other skin issues.
Ylang-Ylang – means “flower of flowers” or “fragrance of all fragrances.” Ylang-ylang hydrosol is perfect for combination skin types. It helps to regulate oil production in the skin, making it useful for balancing oily and dry skin types. It is used in aromatherapy to help calm stress and boost mood levels naturally. Ylang-Ylang makes a fabulous light, sensual, natural perfume especially for those who don’t tolerate synthetic fragrances well. Ylang-ylang is used extensively as a base in high end perfumes.It has a euphoric effect on the nervous system, which is why it’s blended in massage oils and lotions. Ylang-Ylang can help in controlling blood pressure, rapid breathing, and nervous conditions. For the skin, it provides a soothing effect and can work for both oily and dry skin.
Chamomile – is softly sweet and earthy scented. It has an intoxicating aroma with sensual overtones and aphrodisiac properties. It is balancing for the nervous system, helps alleviate depression, and promotes cellular skin regeneration with a moisture balancing effect on the skin’s natural sebum production. It is a known natural remedy for dark circles under the eyes and for calming red or inflamed skin. It is properties make it an ideal hydrosol for skin ulcers, burns, and wounds. It can also help in reducing skin inflammation and rashes.
Melissa Leaf – comes from the Greek for ‘Honey Bee .’ It was used to give comfort and drive away sadness. It is from the mint family and is commonly used in facial and hair care products. Melissa leaf is known for healing acne, reducing swelling, calming inflammation. Its anti-aging properties make it an ideal natural compound for anti aging products.