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An orange blossom witch hazel toner. It is hydrosol blended, alcohol free and coconut derived glycerine to create a nourishing facial tonic that softens, hydrates and tones the skin.
This tonic is best used after cleansing to help tighten pores, remove any make up residue, dirt and oil, replenish skin cells and promote a soft, smooth complexion.
If you have dehydrated skin, a toner helps rehydrate your skin since it's water based. Best used immediately before applying your facial oil, balm or moisturiser to lock in the hydrosol water and keep your skin hydrated. Top up throughout the day too, or even use as a cooling spray.
Available with an atomiser spray as pictured or simply an aluminium lid for refills.
100% vegan, natural and cruelty free.
What is a Hydrosol?
Hydrosols are botanical extracts that are harvested using the traditional method of steam distillation, the same method used to make most essential oils. Hydrosol's are also known as Floral Waters, Distillates, Hydrolats or Aromatic Waters. The aromatic waters we have used are produced by distilling Orange Blossom and Witch Hazel leaves and bark.
They are created in a still that contains fresh water and plant material which is slowly heated. As the steam rises, it passes through the botanical material carrying particles of essential oil and phytonutrients through the still. As this nourishing vapour cools, through this alchemical process it condenses in the form of an aromatic water (now a Hydrosol) along with its essential oil counterpart. Most of the essential oil will rise to the top, leaving the Hydrosol with micro-particles of essential oil locked within the water.
Hydrosol's contain a small amount of the essential oil from the plant and the water soluble constituents in the plant material which have various medicinal and cosmetic properties. Aromatic waters are much less concentrated than essential oils and are safe to use undiluted. Their aromas are often soft and subtle when compared to their essential oil counterpart, they usually have a scent similar to their essential oil, but also can have a milder and greener note.
Hydrosol's are an ancient holistic tool and ritual. Alchemists have performed botanical healing distillations, in one form or another, for thousands of years. There is evidence of their use in ancient texts, with delicate rose water being the most prominent. In ancient Egypt, their properties and beneficial effects on the skin were well known and Cleopatra was known to be very fond of them.
How to store
Store in a cool dark place, use within 6 months of opening. Due to this product containing no preservatives it is essential to keep the cap tightly closed and refrain from opening the bottle.
For an extra refreshing energy boost keep the toner in the refrigerator during summertime. This will also extend the shelf life.
Citrus aurantium Amara Distillate*, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate**, Coconut derived Glycerine, Benzoic Acid***
*Organic. **Alcohol Free Witch Hazel. ***The Witch Hazel contains Benzoic acid instead of alcohol as alcohol is often too drying and irritating to the skin. Benzoic acid is found naturally found in many fruits and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.