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Geranium & Lemon Balm Co-Distill Hydrosol

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Common Name: Geranium & Lemon Balm Hydrosol

Botanical names: Pelargonium capitatum and Melissa officinalis

Origin: Washington, USA. (Distiller is certified organic)

Distilled: September 2019

Shelf Life: about 2 years

pH: 5.14 (Using SPER Scientific pH Pen)

Personal Notes: I use this hydrosol with my Moroccan face mask and it provides a nice balance for my skin which is amazing! 

Aroma: With this co-distillation of Geranium and Lemon Balm, you will find the aroma is beautifully light, floral, sweet, and has a hint of citrus which makes it very refreshing and cooling.

Notes from the distiller: This hydrosol is what my distiller refers to as a "gem-codistill." It is a codistillation of Geranium Rose and Lemon Balm leaves that is very refreshing! My distiller is USDA Certified Organic out of Washington.

Other: Geranium hydrosols in general have some fantastic properties and uses. In fact, Geranium is thought to have regenerative properties which makes the hydrosol a wonderful toner for maturing skin! It is also said to help with hormonal imbalances that can cause fluctuations in your body temperatures.  Lemon Balm (Melissa) is also very healing for the skin. It can be used if you have eczema, inflammations and rashes on your skin, and as a general skin tonic.

Hydrosols are aromatic floral waters that contain the hydrophillic components of essential oils left from the steam distillation of plant material. They can be used for a wide range of purposes as toners, tonics, energizers, and other natural functions.

Usage Ideas:

  • Use as a balancing toner
  • Use as a substitute for water in clay masks for additional benefits
  • Use as a body spray
  • Use as a room spray
  • Use during acneic breakouts
  • Use during hormonal concerns
  • Use as a hair mist

To get the most use of your hydrosols, I recommend storing them in cold, dark places or refrigerators. The average shelf life is approximately 1-2 years for this hydrosol. 

This hydrosol is packaged in a clear glass 2 oz bottle or 4 ounce bottle with an atomizer so it is ready for immediate use. All 8 ounce bottles are packaged in a cobalt blue PET plastic with a disc cap to avoid potential breakage during transit.