Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus
Status: USA Washington organic
Description: Cornflower Hydrosol (also known as Bluet) has an extremely delicate scent. It is best known as an effective eyewash and compress for tired, swollen eyes. It is mildly astringent, but is gentle enough for delicate, mature skin. It is calming to the skin when irritated and renowned for cosmetic applications. Combine with Lavender for cleaning cuts and wounds and with Helichrysum for bruises. Emotionally Cornflower is indicated for irritability and temper. This hydrosol is also known as an effective supportive treatment for dogs and cats recovering from surgery. It has a calming effect on animals that have experienced past trauma, and can open them up to healing. Cats will generally inhale and sometimes lick the hydrosol, dogs will often lick or even drink the hydrosol.
Hydrosols should not be stored in the refrigerator. They like a cool, stable environment and temperature fluctuations disturb them. If you do refrigerate yours, or if it is exposed to extreme temperatures, bring your hydrosol to room temperature gradually and gently.
*130 ml size is packaged in a spray bottle
Number One go-to for tired, red or inflamed eyes. Especially useful for compress in the summertime when overheating is an issue. Soothing, cooling. I am never without this hydrosol niw.
I use this to clean my dogs eyes and ears. There’s the added bonus that it calms a nervous dog.