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Chamomile Hydrolat (Hydrosol) has a fresh, slightly "grassy" aroma that can be described as both mild and distinctive. It is renowned for its soothing effect which helps to calm both mind and body. Chamomile Hydrolat is frequently used as a natural cleanser and skin toner and is particularly suited to dry, sensitive or irritated skin.
This popular hydrosol derives from the delicate white petals of the roman chamomile flower (Anthemis nobilis). Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs and can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptians who used it as a cure for fever and for cosmetic purposes! It is also believed that the essence was used as a primary ingredient in their embalming oil.
Chamomile Hydrolat has wonderful healing, restorative properties which are ideal for dry, sensitive and problem skin types. Its gentle anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action also helps to soothe inflamed, irritated skin conditions including acne, blemishes, nappy rash and skin allergies such as eczema.
It is most commonly used a natural skin toner to calm and restore the skin. Apply to the face with a cotton pad after cleansing. Alternatively use an atomiser and spray a fine mist onto the face, keeping your eyes closed.
It can also be used to soothe tired eyes: Soak two cotton pads and rest them over the eyes for 10-15 minutes. The calming properties of the Chamomile will help to reduce inflammation and puffiness.
Finding it difficult to wind down before bed or to maintain a deep restorative sleep cycle? Try spraying Chamomile Hydrosol onto your pillows. The soothing fragrance is widely reputed to calm the mind and promote restful sleep. It can also be useful for calming overactive children.
To provide headache and migraine relief, simply soak a clean cloth within the liquid and apply as a compress to the temples. The fresh, soothing quality of the Hydrosol will help to relieve tension and promote a sense of calm.
Spot test before using on sensitive skin or infants.
Very nice product. Review by Winne
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It can be used with compressed mask, which can help the skin to be hydrated, but just too quick to be used out. (Posted on 08/06/2016)
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Preserving / storage
This Hydrolat is a 100% natural skincare ingedient that is free of alcohol,colours and preservatives. All of our Hydrolats are pasteurised during the bottling process which results in a completely 'sterile / bacteria free' product untill the point of opening. After opening, with correct storage, your Hydrolat will have approximately a 3 month shelf life.
If you are going to use this product directly on the skin we recommend that you complete one of the following options to reduce contamination and to prolong the shelf-life of your product:-
- For a natural approach - use a Steripen (a handheld UV water purifier) before every use. This will keep your Hydrolat bacteria free without the use of chemicals. Steripens are widely used for travel, outdoor recreation and family health and can be purchased online.
- Add a natural preservative - add 0.1% Citric Acid with 0.5% Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate to your Hydrolat when you first receive it. This will preserve your Hydrolat for 18 months.
- Use a simple preservative system - add 20% (20ml in 100ml) alcohol to give your Hydrolat a 12 month shelf life.
Hydrolats should be kept in a cool, dark place at all times. Refrigeration is recommended when possible.
Men often love the aroma so it is an effective aftershave soother for skin that is sensitive, red or blemished
Women can use it after waxing to calm redness - add 2 drops of Tea Tree per tablespoonful for an antiseptic splash
Add 2 tablespoonfuls to the bath to calm over active children prior to sleep
Spray directly onto bed linen to calm and comfort prior to a good night's sleep