Botanical Hydrosol – Peppermint
e 100 ml / 3.38 fl. oz.
REFRESH + INVIGORATE
The aroma of freshly crushed peppermint leaves. Peppermint botanical hydrosol refreshes the mind, inspires, uplifts and developments clarity.
We pick our peppermint 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:
Peppermint is a refreshing hydrosol with numerous virtues for your skin and well-being.
- Skin tonic – its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties make it a perfect choice to mist over your skin to refresh, revive and soothe.
- Hot flashes – mist over the face and body to cool and calm.
- Headache – soothe with a cold compress of peppermint hydrosol on the forehead. Or mist the temples several times a day.
- Tired feet – refreshes and revives hot, tired and aching legs and feet at the end of the day. Either mist around feet and ankles or add 1 cup of peppermint hydrosol to a foot bath.
- Room mist – emotionally and spiritually cleansing. Peppermint invigorates, awakens and refreshes.
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:
+Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) leaves, ^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)
Avoid with children under 3 years old.
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.