Hydrosols are the aromatic water remaining after an essential oil is distilled by steam. They are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and rich in antioxidants. They also contain micro-molecules of essential oils and strengthen the surface of the skin. Their scents are usually subtle.
So why do I prefer Hydrosols over store bought toners? Well, unlike toners which that contain alcohol, hydrosols are more natural, organic and do not contain any added ingredients. The average pH of Hydrosols would be from 4.0 to 5.0. Since our skin's natural pH of about 5.5 making hydrosols excellent astringents and balancers.
Here is a list of some of my favorite hydrosols
Neroli hydrosol promotes skin regeneration and helps improve the elasticity of the skin. This makes it the perfect solution for acne-prone, irritated, oily, sensitive, environmentally damaged skin or mature skin.
Helichrysum hydrosol possesses anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties that are helpful with improving scars, and acne. this hydrosol is wonderful to use with bruises and is a good choice to include in formulations for anti-aging, mature skin, and conditions of eczema.
This hydrosol is good for oily skin as it has astringent properties. It has the capability to tighten your skin and enhance your skin tone. This will even make your skin look younger as it will shrink the large pores and firm your skin. It works as a natural cleanser for your skin.
Holy Basil can help to achieve youthful-looking skin. It contains antioxidants that will provide your skin with a firm look. Use it to make facial mist or a toner for aging skin. You can even massage it on your skin to make your skin appear glowing and shiny.
Be sure to check out our natural toners made of hydrosols at www.thebutterandsage!
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