Love this product, so refreshing and hydrating.
Botanical Hydrosol – Lavandin ‘Grosso’
e 100 ml / 3.38 fl. oz.
Suitable for all skin types especially oily and combination skin.
CALMING + COOLING
Lavandin is a member of the lavender family that is particularly favoured in France for its high oil yield. Its aroma is similar to English lavender but with a stronger greener, lightly-sweet floral top note. This makes it a very popular ingredient in French cosmetic products and perfumes.
Therapeutically, Lavandin has the same calming, cooling and healing qualities as lavender.
We pick our lavandin grosso in the morning straight from our own spray-free Chickweed Apothecary gardens to distil using our beautiful copper Alembic Still that produces a healing botanical water (hydrosol). The alchemical process of plant distillation is an art that has remained the same for centuries and we feel honoured to be able to carry on with this very special art of plant distillation.
At Chickweed Apothecary our distillation process is performed in small batches, gently and slowly, working with the plant and the seasons.
Plant-Based. Cruelty-Free. Vegan.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
Hydrosols are produced along with essential oils through the process of gentle water or steam distillation of fresh plant material.
In recent history, this water has been cast aside as it was only the precious essential oils that were the focus of distillation. Thankfully, we are now fully realising what a mistake this was and how therapeutic and very special this ‘water’ actually is.
Just like essential oils, hydrosols contain therapeutic properties of that particular plant but in a gentler form. The main chemistry difference is the essential oil contains lipophilic (oil) constituents whereas hydrosols are made up of the water-soluble constituents of the plant. They are much less concentrated than essential oils and gentle.
We believe hydrosols contain the life force of the plant in its liquid form (also referred to as cellular water).
HOW TO USE:
Lavandin hydrosol is a wonderful tonic for the skin and is particularly useful as a healing toner for oily or irritated skin.
- Skin tonic – aromatically balancing and can be used as a gentle facial toner or all over body mist.
- Hydrate your skin – give your skin a drink with a light mist of lavandin hydrosol before applying a serum or moisturiser.
- Refresh – gently mist over your face throughout the day to hydrate, soothe and refresh your skin.
- Tired eyes – soak two cotton wool pads with lavandin hydrosol and place over your eyelids to soothe and refresh.
- Bed linen – mist over your bed linen, pillow and pyjamas creating a relaxing haven for sleep.
- Soothe - gently mist to soothe irritations or skin that has minor burns. Very cooling to sunburned skin.
- Scent – use as a gentle, delicate perfume for those who are sensitive to strong synthetic scents.
Store in fridge or in a cool, dark place to retain ingredients properties.
Chickweed Apothecary prioritises using ingredients that are organic and have been ethically + sustainably harvested.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST:
+ Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ (Lavandin) flower, ^Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Calcium Gluconate (Geogard Ultra)
+ denotes harvested from Chickweed Apothecary spray-free gardens
^ ECOCERT approved preservative in certified organic cosmetics (stops nasty germs getting into your botanical hydrosol)
Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children.
If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
We recommend performing a patch test before incorporating a new product into your routine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any medical conditions consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
The information here is not intended to substitute the advice provided by your healthcare professional or physician.