Although I use the mists through the cooler months too, the warmer weather is when these refreshing and uplifting sprays really come into their own. Made from organic plant hydrosols, they are ideal for adding hydration to the skin and restoring pH balance as well as nurturing the skin (and our whole selves) with the benefits of the individual plants.
What is a hydrosol?
Originally considered just a by-product of making steam distilled essential oils, this condensed steam, now rich in properties from the plant material is a stunning ingredient in its own right. In fact, this magical water contains both the oil and water-soluble parts of a plant, not just the oil soluble parts found in essential oils. Hydrosols are also incredibly gentle on our bodies and can often be taken internally for profound healing. I regularly add ½ tsp of lemon balm hydrosol to a large glass of water when I feel anxious, flustered or have the coffee jitters!
(If you want to try taking them internally make sure you do your research and only use hydrosols recommended for internal use. Just like the essential oil industry, there are many not-so-great companies selling adulterated products.)
The Hydrating Mists that I have created are intended for topical use (although the hydrosols are food grade) and are mixes of herbs formulated for skin specific benefits, with some emotional benefits on top.
Here are the benefits of the Balancing Geranium & Lemon Verbena Hydrating Mist.
This mist contains the organic hydrosols of geranium, lemon verbena and lavender. I particularly recommend this mist for younger adults/older teenagers, men, and women with acne, particularly hormonal acne.
The intention with this mist is to balance and heal the skin, and to lift spirits (acne can be confidence crushing!).
Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum « Bourbon »)
To me, geranium, always says “balance”. Balance oil production, balance hormones, balance emotions and it even has a balanced scent (male/female)… It is one of the most widely used plants for skin care due to its many and profound benefits.
Geranium is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic – all ideal for treating the topical symptoms of acne.
Its astringent properties help to tighten the skin and reduce signs of aging. It is known to effectively eliminate dead cells and to promote the regeneration of newer, healthier skin. Great for acne, scars and pigmentation.
It is anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, improves concentration and balances moods all by balancing hormones. A great all-rounder, geranium really is a great addition to this mist.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora)
Although lemon verbena has some great skin benefits, it is very anti-inflammatory and calming on the skin, I wanted to include it in this mist primarily for it’s emotional support. It’s bright and fresh lemony scent gives a wonderful boost of joy and confidence, great for anyone at anytime but particularly great when we are feeling low due to skin issues. Our faces are what we show the world and sadly when our skin is troubled, often it weighs heavily on our confidence too. I love to spray this all over in the mornings.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
I’m not sure I need write about the benefits of lavender for our skin. It really does do it all…antibacterial, heals, cools, calms.
Lavender is my number one herb for acne skins as it is so gentle yet kills acne bacteria while healing the skin, so minimizes scarring. If you want a “spot treatment” I always recommend using neat lavender oil as a safe yet effective option.
Although this mist is labelled as “balancing” it can be used by all skin types, it’s a wonderful summer spritz option for the whole family, and due to it’s lemony scent is loved by everyone.
You can purchase the Balancing Geranium & Lemon Verbena Hydrating Mist here.
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