Hydrosols enliven and balance the the skin while calming any reactiveness on the surface.The more you use them and press them onto the skin with open palms, the more your skin will show a radiance you have not experienced with other skin care products. These are essential products forevermore.
Rosa Damascena / Bulgarian Rose: Rose benefits most any skin. It keeps it moist and hydrated and enlivens dry, lackluster and mature skin. It is cooling and very mildly astringent, helping reduce broken capillaries and any imbalance on the surface. It is said that rose exhibits the highest vibration of any flower and that there is an affinity with the heart, promoting balance and emotional processing. You can cook with rose too. Try a dessert or ice cream in a Persian cafe for inspiration.
Daucus Carota/Wild Carrot Seed- Helps balance damaged, inflamed and prematurely aged skin. Comforts and softens itchy skin. May relieve symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis.
Citrus Aurantium Amara / Neroli – Wonderful for oily /moody skin or balance with geranium and/or rosewater for all skin. The fragrance is insanely intoxicating. Try layering with a light oil to create a subtle “Eu de Toilette”. Use as a natural deodorant on a relaxed day.
Centaurea Cyanus /Cornflower: Talk about healthy eyes and beautiful skin too! Cornflower tones crepe-y and delicate skin and with rose it enlivens lackluster skin. If you are jet-setting, make a blend with rose and lavender for an in-flight mist. Use cornflower as an eyewash and eye drop substitute, to compress tired, swollen and itchy eyes and definitely after long hours on the computer. AVOID DURING FIRST TRIMESTER because of possible phytohormones.
Matricaria Recutita / German Chamomile: A perfect treatment for sun/minor burns and blisters and most anyone with sensitized skin. A bit astringent so combine with lavender or rose for more hydrating benefits. Men love this post-shave and definitely use on baby’s diaper bum.
Lavandula Angustifolia /Lavender: Ideal for almost every skin type.Regenerative on damaged and fragile skin and works to combat excessively dry atmospheres (hint: mountain country and airplane). Wonderful post-shave or wax to soothe inflammation and definitely to calm sunburn, heat rash, itching and insect/bug bites. Combine with yarrow to treat wind and sun damage. Also great for baby.
Achillea Millefolium / Yarrow: Great for problem skin, especially acne, dermal infections, for soothing itchy skin associated with eczema and skin weathered by the elements (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.