Product Name: Rose Geranium Hydrosol
Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin: USA (N. California)
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled (from leaves)
General Description: Rose Geranium Hydrosol is steam distilled from the leaves of the Pelargonium graveolens plant, which is a member of the Geraniaceae family. The plant is native to southern Africa, but is also cultivated in other parts of the world. The hydrosol is known for its balancing and harmonizing properties, making it useful for a variety of skin care applications and emotional well-being.
Common Uses: Rose Geranium Hydrosol is commonly used as a toner, compress, mask, or moisturizer for sensitive, acneic, oily, dry, and mature skin. It is anti-inflammatory and can be used for sunburn, rashes, and other skin irritations. It is also known for its first aid properties. It can be used in combination with honey as a treatment for wind-damaged and overly dry skin after a clay mask.
Characteristics: Rose Geranium Hydrosol is a clear liquid with a floral, herbaceous fragrance.
Blends with: Rose Geranium Hydrosol blends well with other hydrosols, as well as with lavender, frankincense, and other essential oils.
Cautions: Rose Geranium Hydrosol is generally considered safe for use, including for children. However, as with all hydrosols, it should be stored in a cool, stable environment and should not be exposed to extreme temperatures.
Spiritual: Rose Geranium Hydrosol is associated with balance and harmony, and is believed to have a calming effect on the emotional level.
History: Pelargonium graveolens has been used for its therapeutic properties in traditional medicine for centuries. Rose Geranium Hydrosol is a popular ingredient in natural skin care products, and is also used for its balancing and harmonizing properties in aromatherapy. The organic cultivation method ensures that the hydrosol is sustainably and ethically sourced.
I use this hydrosol as a facial toner before moisturizer or as a face mist just because I love the scent.