CAS Number: 84775-83-7
EINECS Number: 283-911-8
Product Code: PFW3017
INCI Name: Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Distillate Water
Our organic Clary Sage Hydrosol is steam distilled from the pastel purple flowers and soft green leaves of the Salvia sclarea plant cultivated in colorful fields in the mountain regions of France. A wonderful herbal mist, Clary Sage Hydrosol is emotionally calming and gentle with an herbaceous, pleasing and bittersweet aroma. This hydrosol has a delicate scent that is much more subdued than the essential oil, and the scent can be described as grassy and almost tea-like. Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy describes the aroma of Clary Sage Hydrosol to have a slight Early Grey tea (Bergamot) aroma and recommends its use for oily skin.
This astringent hydrosol is often used in women's skin care formulas, or as a fixative for top note essential oils in aroma sprays. Clary sage is suitable for all skin types and is particularly favorable to those with oily skin. Clary Sage Hydrosol is refreshing and makes a wonderful toner, make-up remover and for treating irritation, tension, or any female-related skin imbalance.
Tranquilizing, intoxicating and spellbinding, Clary Sage Hydrosol has been used for its ability to provide a sense of calm and to ease anxiety and stress. Suzanne Catty recommends the use of Clary Sage Hydrosol for irritability caused by PMS and for menstrual cramps. Catty also mentions that some find it to act as an aphrodisiac and as such, it may be a wonderful addition to formulation intended for sensuality and romance.
PLEASE NOTE: Our range of Hydrosols, Hydrolats or Floral Waters are 100% pure and free from preservatives, alcohol and emulsifiers. These are the most genuine form of hydrosols (obtained by steam distillation of the plant parts): no infusion, no blend of essential oil and water; and no condensed water. These superior quality hydrosols are 3 to 5 times more concentrated when compared to other commercial grade hydrosols available in the market.
We guarantee a microbiological cleanliness of our hydrosols thanks to our stainless steel, glass system and our packaging procedure that includes the decontamination of all our bottles and caps with organic alcohol. We systematically do microbiological testing of all batches and publish the results on the analysis report for each batch. All our hydrosols are kept in a low temperature storage.
Our hydrosols are specifically distilled for the hydrosol, not produced as a by-product or even a co-product. These hydrosols are distilled using fresh plant material allowing us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurised steam runs for essential oils, or by using dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts the hydrosol with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.
Our exquisitely scented hydrosols therefore have a different make-up to their essential oil counterpart though they retain a small fraction of essential oil compounds (about 0.05 to 0.2 grams per litre) - mostly the gentler, more hydrophilic aromatic esters and alcohols. This is one of the reasons that makes hydrosols quite safe for children, the elderly, and anybody with pronounced sensitivities.
Our hydrosols are very versatile in use as:
Facial Cleanser: Moisten with a cotton pad and swipe across the skin of the face to cleanse.
Facial Spray: Close the eyes and lightly mist your face as a daily refresher. Store hydrosol in the refrigerator for extra-cooling skin relief.
Facial Mask: Mix the hydrosol with clay or body butter and apply to cleansed skin. Rinse after 10-15 minutes.
Bath Additive: Simply add to your bath water.
Hair Care: Spray onto cleansed hair and gently massage the hair and scalp. Do not rinse.
Deodorant & Perfume Spray: Mist under arms and as needed elsewhere to help prevent body odor.
Foot Spray: Mist the tops and bottoms of feet to help control foot odor and to refresh your feet.
Aroma Massage: Spray the hydrosol on oily skin before starting the massage.
Meditation/Prayer Spray: Hydrosols can be used to help enhance meditation and prayer.
Car Freshening Spray: Mist the interior of your car, avoiding polished, painted and fragile surfaces.
Linen Refresher: Simply spray to freshen and fragrance sheets, towels, pillows and other linens.
Calming Spray: Mist your room, body and face using hydrosols that are reported to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Aromatic Substitute for Water in Personal Care Recipes: Enhance your lotion, cream, room mist and other recipes that call for water with skin-safe hydrosols.
This is a cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.