TYPE: 100% Lavandula angustifolia distillate
ORIGIN: Sauvie Island, OR
EFFECTS: Hydrates & Restores the Skin
ENERGETICS: Soothing & Relaxing
AROMATICS: Sweet & Floral
FIELD NOTES: This time I had the pleasure of harvesting at Sauvie Island Lavender Farm. Julie Cleveland runs the farm and is a certified Lavender expert. Her plants are bright, lush, and smell like delicious lavender honey. The hydrosol I distilled from her Silver Frost variety is silky, rich, and very potent: an instant charmer!
Lavender Hydrosol is good for all skin types and is especially helpful for those of us who have spent a lot of time in the sun or have sensitive skin (like me). It has anti-inflammatory properties that calm redness and sooth irritation. Like all hydrosols, it is a hydrating toner that balances skin pH levels. This is essential for maintaining skin hydration and health.
Steam distilled using sustainable harvested, fresh plant material and local spring water on a copper alembic still.
HOW TO USE: Generously mist the face and neck. Breath in deeply for the beneficial aromatic effects. Follow with OO AH Serum to replenish the skin’s acid mantle protection barrier for optimal balance and vitality.
PRODUCT CARE: Our hydrosols are pure and do not have preservatives added. They will last approximately 6-12 months if stored in dark, cool conditions. They will degrade faster if exposed to heat of frequent temperature fluctuations. So, once you receive it, use it frequently :)
HOW DO HYDROSOLS WORK?
Like our bodies, hydrosols are water-based, making them highly biocompatible, easy to absorb, gentle, and effective. As a skin tonic, their natural acidity restores the optimal pH balance of the skin. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties keep skin clear, calm redness, and reduce irritation.
Inhaling the aromatherapeutic compounds support and balance our nervous systems which leads to an increased capacity to harmonize the psyche and the body. Regular use helps ease mental tension and supports us in our efforts to overcome stress, anxiety, fear, and depression.
Each hydrosol carries with it the spirit medicine of the specific plant, the memory of the place it was growing, and the intention with which it was created. In energetic medicine, they are utilized for invoking meditative states, cleansing stale energy, bonding people together, and connecting to our core nature.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
A hydrosol is a pure plant water that contains the complete energetic and aromatic signature of a medicinal plant. These aqueous solutions preserve the most ephemeral qualities of a living plant along with a wide array of volatile medicinal compounds, setting them apart from other aromatic sprays. On a biochemical level, hydrosols contain hydrophilic plant acids, cellular plant water, and micro-drops of aromatic essential oil that are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and aroma-therapeutic. This form of preserving medicinal plants is an ancient art that has been practiced by alchemists and herbalists for four thousand years.