Why is this line called Pampered pH? Because hydrosols have a naturally acidic pH just like the surface of your skin and there is a beautiful synergy i.e. Pampering that happens when these waters come in contact with your skin. Elisha has used hydrosols for over 15 years in her practice and knows their power. She believes them to be the missing link to supple, dewy and ageless skin.
Hydrosols have very subtle powers unlike their sibling, the essential oil. Where the latter is complex, concentrated and volatile and you cannot directly ingest or apply them topically, hydrosols are different. They are quiet in their approach. they beautify the skin the more you use them and for many are extremely healing when *compressed and taken internally to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, digestive disorders, fevers, hormonal imbalances and muscle spasms.
Rosa Damascena / Bulgarian Rose: Rose is just divine and benefits practically anyone. Most people that don’t like rose base their decision from experiencing a cloying and artificial fragrance but the real thing… oh my my! Rosewater retains moisture to the skin and enlivens dry, lackluster and mature skin. It is cooling and very mildly astringent and helps treat anyone that suffers from environmental or chemical sensitivities. It is said that rose exhibits the highest vibration of any essential oil. There is an affinity with the heart and it does promote balance and aid in emotional processing. You can also cook with rose like they do in the Iranian culture. Try a dessert or ice cream in a Persian cafe or add a little rosewater to water and sip all day.
Centaurea Cyanus /Cornflower: Talk about beautifying and a perfect hydrosol to use around they eyes! Cornflower tones crepey and delicate skin and combined with rose, enlivens dry lackluster skin. If you are jet-setting, make a blend with rose and lavender and mist in flight. Cornflower and German chamomile are two of only four hydrosols that can be used as an eyewash and as an eye drop substitute. Topically use cornflower as a compress for tired, swollen, itchy eyes experiencing the effects of pollution or long hours on the computer and for softening fine lines. *If you suffer from UTI’s research the effects of cornflower. AVOID DURING FIRST TRIMESTER because of possible phytohormones.
Matricaria Recutita / German Chamomile: Anti-inflammatory both internally and externally and when combined with lavender it makes a perfect treatment for minor burns and blisters. Anyone with sensitized skin i.e. severe redness, itchy skin and even psoriasis will benefit from lavender. Use with cotton gauze for cleaning very sensitive and inflamed skin that is free of makeup. A bit astringent but softening to the skin too. Men love this post-shave. *Has been used to treat candida and sensitive digestion.
Lavandula Angustifolia /Lavender: Lavender is ideal for almost every skin type. It is recognized for its regenerative effect on damaged and fragile skin and works to combat excessively dry atmospheres (hint: take on the plane). Wonderful post-shave or wax to soothe inflammation and definitely to calm sunburn, heat rash, itching and insect/bug bites. Use to prevent wind and sun damage and with yarrow to heal the skin from those harsh elements. Soothe baby by massaging into the feet and hands.
Achillea Millefolium / Yarrow: Mildly anti-bacterial and antiseptic. Great for problem skin, especially acne and dermal infections and for soothing itchy skin associated with eczema. Use to heal skin weathered by the elements – especially sun and wind-damaged skin (great for skiers, sailors and surfers – hmmm all s’s). A wonderful wound cleaner and a perfect aftershave because of its styptic properties. *If you suffer from endometriosis research yarrow as a possible internal aromatherapy for you.