I have been using only Rose Damask hydrosol as my facial toner for more than a decade!
Long gone are the days of choosing the various toners for my skin, comparing brands and prices and finally, after many unused bottles later, I decided I didn’t need toners at all. Yup, I went sans-toner for a long period.
Till I fell in love with everything Rosa damascena. Or Rose Damask. And I never looked back.
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet“ quoted in Romeo & Juliet by the Shakespeare bloke is truly apt indeed in declaring my love and recognition of the flower and its magical qualities. No matter what it is called, it will smell just as sweet, be just as therapeutic and beautiful. I love it. 🙂
No surprise in providing its hyrosol to you.
A hydrosol is also known as hydrolat or pure floral water. It is:
- the aromatic liquid that remains after the water or steam distillation of essential oils from its respective plant materials
- Contains a fraction of the therapeutic components of its respective essential oil
- Rose, Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Melissa, Orange, Tea tree, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Peppermint are the ones often more regarded and beneficial for skin
- Unlike essential oils that should be diluted before application to the skin, hydrosols are gentler, less volatile than their essential oil counterparts
- Generally be used directly on the skin on its own
- Versatile, multipurpose. Use externally in creams, lotions, masks, aromatic mists and most famously used as a refreshing and soothing skin toner. Use internally for douches, to mist over food or combined in parts with a drink
- Shorter shelf life
- Sometimes plants are distilled solely for its hydrosol, making the produce the highest quality
Beware though of some retailers who promote essential oils in water and naming the product “floral water”.
So, I present to you the gorgeous Organic Rose Damask Hydrosol from Bulgaria. I am sure you must know that only the best rose harvests comes from Bulgaria! And I prefer no lesser for your skin and mine. 🙂