A blend of rose & neroli hydrosols, alcohol free witch hazel and coconut derived glycerine to create a nourishing facial tonic that softens, hydrates and tones the skin. This tonic is best used after cleansing to help tighten pores, remove any make up residue, dirt and oil, replenish skin cells and promote a soft, smooth complexion.
Rose Petal Hydrosol:
Rose Water is soothing, refreshing and hydrating. It gently cleanses, tones and stimulates the regeneration of the skin. Rose water is praised for its anti-inflammatory compounds and is often used on problem skin to help calm, soothe and reduce redness. Rose water is very mild and gentle, it has a beautiful soft and subtle rose aroma and helps to restore the skin's PH balance.
Neroli hydrosol is created from distilling the blossom from the bitter Orange Tree. This hydrosol has a beautifully floral and sweet aroma. Neroli is renowned for it’s many uses and benefits, it is a natural astringent, contains anti-microbial properties and is soothing, softening and cleansing for the skin. It helps to lock in moisture, balance and restore the skin's natural PH whilst brightening dull and tired skin.
Witch Hazel Hydrosol:
Witch Hazel is an antioxidant and an astringent. It has been used medicinally to aid various skin ailments, reduce inflammation, promote healing and fight bacteria. Due to its high tannin content it has strong skin toning actions.
What is a Hydrosol?
Hydrosols are botanical extracts that are harvested using the traditional method of steam distillation, the same method used to make most essential oils. Hydrosol's are also known as Floral Waters, Distillates, Hydrolats or Aromatic Waters. The aromatic waters we have used are produced by distilling Rose petals, Neroli and Witch Hazel leaves and bark.
How are they made?
They are created in a still that contains fresh water and plant material which is slowly heated. As the steam rises, it passes through the botanical material carrying particles of essential oil and phytonutrients through the still. As this nourishing vapour cools, through this alchemical process it condenses in the form of an aromatic water (now a Hydrosol) along with its essential oil counterpart. Most of the essential oil will rise to the top, leaving the Hydrosol with micro-particles of essential oil locked within the water.
Hydrosol's contain a small amount of the essential oil from the plant and the water soluble constituents in the plant material which have various medicinal and cosmetic properties. Aromatic waters are much less concentrated than essential oils and are safe to use undiluted. Their aromas are often soft and subtle when compared to their essential oil counterpart, they usually have a scent similar to their essential oil, but also can have a milder and greener note.
Hydrosol's are an ancient holistic tool and ritual. Alchemists have performed botanical healing distillations, in one form or another, for thousands of years. There is evidence of their use in ancient texts, with delicate rose water being the most prominent. In ancient Egypt, their properties and beneficial effects on the skin were well known and rose hydrosol was said to be Cleopatra’s favourite.
Rose Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol, Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, Coconut derived Glycerine
2oz - glass amber bottle with mister