100% pure floral water (hydrosol) of German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) distilled at Starbright Farm. For centuries, chamomile has been used for its calming, anti inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant qualities and ingested in teas or applied directly to the body. 4 fl. oz.
profile: apple | earthy | sweet | gentle
Uses: Spray directly on the skin for a calming facial tonic, especially for sensitive skin; a soothing aftershave, also good as a hydrating facial cleanser. For common injuries, use directly or in a compress for minor cuts and scrapes. Use in a compress for puffy eyes. Spray 5 or 6 times in an 8 oz glass of water for both kids and adults for all-natural flavor with healthy benefits! Beautiful blended with Lavender, Lemon Thyme or Lemon Verbena.
Legends & Lore: It was once believed that chamomile could attract love and an infusion like this one or the flowers directly were added to the bath. Others believed it attracted money and a handwash of chamomile was sometimes used by gamblers to ensure winnings. It's long been used in sleep and meditation incenses.
NOTE FROM LAUREN: In my family on the Italian side, chamomile (or "chamomila" as my family calls it) is considered the cure-all for everything- stomach aches (it works wonders!) and as a calming tea before bedtime or the tea you take when your throat hurts... it even works on cuts and scrapes! If you've seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, "chamomila" is basically my family's version of Windex. I love having chamomile hydrosol around for quick fixes and especially love how it feels on my face.
About Hydrosol: Hydrosols are pure floral waters from steam distilled flowering herbs, transforming the botanical resilience of plants into liquid form. The final product is lightly saturated with beneficial plant compounds and a naturally light fragrance. The result is a lightly fragrant distillate with a slight verdant nuttiness, which carries the sensory and chemical properties of the plant distilled. Hydrosols are slightly acidic, with a Ph. that ranges from 4.8-5.9, depending on your botanical material. The final product is a pure, plant derived distillate, which has light fragrance and chemical activity with a wide range of traditional uses. We like to use our hydrosols as a gentle skin toner to cleanse and help balance skin pH.
Our skin has a naturally acidic pH, creating an “acid mantle” that regulates healthy production of sweat and fatty acids. Production of these components creates a protective veil, helping your skin fight of unwanted microbes and surface contaminants. Well balanced pH keep skin alive and protecting itself. Hydrosols facilitate this organic process, keeping skin breathing as it should. It is a solution provided by nature’s chemistry, coaxed along by the farmers’ hands.