Lavender –Lavandula angustifolia 5.6-5.9 Ideal for every skin type, because of it’s balanced pH. It has a regenerative quality that is effective for damaged skin. Great to combat a dry environment-mist on the face & neck throughout the day. Reduces inflammation after shaving. Calming to sunburn, bug bites, heat rash & itching. Use as a room spray to bring about a sense of calm. Refreshing & cleansing. Use on the abdomen for PMS and cramping. Helpful for hot flashes, especially when combined with peppermint, also great for headaches, stress & tension.
Helichrysum- Used in a douche for endometriosis, fibroids, and painful periods with Rock Rose. Speeds the healing of incisions. Reduces swelling and bruising. Detoxifies the liver of anesthesia. Can be used as a mouthwash after dental work. Effective against gingivitis and receding gums. Helps heal scar tissue. Effective and healing on any skin issue or irritation for people and pets. Helpful for hot spots on our canine friends. Can be used to treat rosacea. Soothes sunburns, radiation burns, rashes, and skin irritations of all types when combined with Roman Chamomile hydrosol. Energetically helps heal deep emotional wounds. Protective and uplifting as well as grounding
Cistus - Astringent, styptic & cicatrisant. A wonderful for healing scars & wounds. Stops bleeding on contact. Use as a wrinkle treatment. Helpful for bleeding ulcers, internal bleeding & ulcerative colitis. A powerful douche for endometriosis, when used daily & combined with Helichrysum.
Rose centifolia - Rosea centifolia Astringent, Cooling. Relieves stress, comforts the spirit, strengthens the heart. Hormone balancer, addresses PMS, moodiness & cramping. It’s humectant properties make it beneficial for dry, mature & sensitive skin. It has anti wrinkle properties and makes a wonderful room & body spray. It is helpful in a post partum sitz bath. A great hydrosol to keep in your first aid kit. Rose has an affinity to the heart & the emotions, it is beneficial for the mind, body & spirit. Assists with self love.
Rose Geranium – Pelargonium capitatum pH 4.9-5.2 Adaptogenic, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, humectant & balancing, a very popular hydrosol for all skin types, of all ages. Use for rough & dry skin on the elbows, knees & heels. Cooling to all heat conditions that affect the skin: rashes, broken capillaries, rosacea, bug bites & sunburn. Used internally for hot flashes, has a balancing effect on the endocrine system & the emotional body. Add to fruit based sweets, sauces or a martini.
When not in use, store in a cool dark place. A refrigerator is great!
Catty, Suzanne. Hydrosols, The Next Aromatherapy. Vermont: Healing Arts Press. 2001
Price, Len & Shirley, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy, Elsevier Ltd, 2004