Product Code: PFW3091
INCI Name: Salvia apiana (White Sage) Distillate Water
Our organic White Sage Hydrosol is steam distilled from the Salvia apiana plant, a member of the Sage family. Commonly known as White Sage, this intensely aromatic herb is also often called Sacred Sage. The aromatic herb has been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of North America as incense and in smudge pots for ceremonial use, thus its common name of white ceremonial sage. Our White Sage Hydrosol has a lovely herbaceous and camphoraceous aroma. Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, describes the aroma of White Sage Hydrosol as being an intense combination of sage and rosemary.
White Sage Hydrosol has numerous beneficial properties, including being anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, and antihistaminic. In addition to being a fantastic, purifying room spray that can help clear the air of unwanted germs, it also makes a great astringent and antiseptic for your skin. White sage Hydrosol is even believed to help with easing menstrual symptoms.
In the spiritual realm, White Sage Hydrosol is used ceremonially for cleansing spaces much like traditional smudging. It is believed in some traditions to have its own very potent energy, which is able not only to clear negative energy but also to attract positive energy. White Sage Hydrosol is a great alternative where traditional smudging (burning of a tightly tied bundle of dried Salvia apiana leaves) is not practical due to smoke alarms.
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.