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SWEETGRASS HYDROSOL


SWEETGRASS HYDROSOL

Hierochloe odorata

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 91770-13-7

EINECS Number: 294-796-9

Product Code: PFW3031

INCI Name: Hierochloe Odorata (Sweetgrass) Distillate Water

PART USED Leaves and Tops

COMMON NAMES Manna Grass, Mary's Grass, Vanilla Grass, Holy Grass, Anthoxanthum nitens

EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Hydrosol

ODOUR PROFILE Sweet, herbaceous aroma of freshly cut hay

ORIGIN Canada

PRODUCT ABSTRACT

Our wildcrafted and organic Sweet Grass Hydrosol is steam distilled from the aromatic Hierochloe odorata plant, commonly known as Sweet Grass. It has a fresh, sweet fragrance, and similar to the freshness of cut grass or hay. Historically, Sweetgrass has played a large role in sacred ceremonies of the native culture in North America. The indigenous peoples of North America call sweet grass Sacred Hair of Mother Earth. People in Europe have also used sweet grass for similar purposes, where it reverently became known as Holy grass.

Unlike most herbs, the aroma of Sweetgrass strengthens when the plant is dried. The plant does not produce an essential oil that can capture its aroma and sweetgrass is distilled purely for the hydrosol. Sweetgrass Hydrosol is quite fragrant and is one of the most powerful hydrosols to clear energetic space. This lovely sweet grass hydrosol makes a great room freshener and deodorizing spray, as well. Its antimicrobial properties can even help clear the air of unwanted airborne germs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)