Water (hydrosol) of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) distilled at Starbright Farm. Lavender is used for its calming, anti-microbial, anti inflammatory, antioxidant; calming, relaxing, soothing properties and can be ingested in teas or applied directly to the body. 4 fl. oz.
profile: floral | honey | nutty | relaxing
Uses: Spray directly on the skin for a calming facial toner for balancing sensitive, irritated or skin prone to acne. For use in food for added flavor. Spray 5 or 6 times in an 8 oz glass of water for both kids and adults for all-natural flavor with healthy benefits.
Legends & Lore: Lavender has long been believed to attract love and to induce sleep and rest. Lavender was scattered around the home in ancient times with the belief that it would maintain peacefulness. It's been said that the plant is so powerful, that "if when depressed, one gazes upon the plant all sorrow will depart and a joyous feeling will settle upon the observer." It was said that love notes were best received on paper that had been rubbed with lavender.
NOTE FROM LAUREN: Ah lavender! One of the prettiest natural scents, it's truly intoxicating! When our friends Helen and Mark and their son Peter told us that they would begin growing lavender on their farm I was beyond excited for them!! It's VERY difficult to grow in the Mid-Atlantic and I'm blown away by the beautiful lavender growing and thriving now at Starbright Farm. Helen, Mark and Peter harvest their lavender, creating the most beautiful sachets, hydrosols, sprays, and products you can imagine.
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.