CAS Number: 90028-03-8
EINECS Number: 289-790-8
Product Code: PFW3130
INCI Name: Anethum Graveolens Seed Distillate Water
Our organic Dill Seed Hydrosol, also called Dillseed Hydrosol is steam distilled from the oval, dark brown seeds of the Anethum graveolens plant cultivated in India. With a sweet, warm, herbaceous, slightly spicy aroma, the hydrosol has a myriad of aromatherapy benefits for mind, body, and spirit.
Dill Seed Hydrosol stimulates elastin synthesis by activating dermal fibroblasts according to a 2006 study in Experimental Dermatology. It also increases the production of the precursor of elastin, Tropoelastin. Tropoelastin molecules bind together to create elastin, which is typically much trickier to do than generate collagen making Dill Seed Hydrosol rare in its elastin-boosting abilities. Dill Seed Hydrosol also has strong antioxidant properties allowing the skin to be better able to withstand the effect of free radicals in the environment reversing the effects of aging. It also has demonstrated effective antibacterial and antimicrobial activity and is helpful when looking to reduce unwanted bacterial and fungal growth as well as manage minor pain and inflammation.
Emotionally and energetically, Dill Hydrosol has beneficial sedating and calming effects on the nerves and the brain, making one feel relaxed and satisfied. It can be used to help alleviate anxious moods, tension, anger, depression and even hypertension. It also helps to have a good night's sleep at the end of the day.
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 natural cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.