Empress Cypress Hydrosol
Empress Cypress Hydrosol withstands the extremes. It grows between rocks, high on mountain tops, and low along water, all the while surviving the harsh coastal winds and shifting temperatures in elegant stature. The surrounding environmental intensity determines this tree’s shape. Contrapposto, like a graceful sculpture upon a cliff, it stands slanted, with a deep rooted stability. Monterey Cypress grows prominently on the California and Oregon Coasts. Its mist cools like a shadow yet feels warm like a wooded sauna, with notes of smoke, evergreen, and cool mint.
Mist your Empress Cypress Hydrosol to support seasonal and environmental skin imbalances, as an aftershave to soothe and minimize bleeding from minor cuts and scrapes, and simply as an anti-inflammatory tonic for irritable skin that experiences acne, fatigue, and rashes. Stand strong in the extremes.
What is a hydrosol?
Hydrosols, also known as Distillates, are the very subtle aromatic waters resulting from slowly steamed plant material, and are some of nature's best antioxidants for the skin. Lovingly made using hand collected local spring water, combined with ethically wildcrafted and organically grown plant material, they are distilled in a copper alembic still.
Alchemists from all over the world have performed transformational distillations in these traditional stills for over 2000 years, and this artisan process still remains the same! The actual method of performing the distillations has a 5-7 hour duration, a much slower process compared to more commercialized modes of skin care production. What results, is nutrient-rich, energetic, and authentic Hydrosol, containing the plant's own suspended particles of essential oils and plant acids. Each offers its own unique botanical remedy dependent on the plant distilled, thus leading to the reference that a Hydrosol is a hologram of the plant itself!
Hydrosols are incredibly gentle and well-suited for beings of all ages and sensitivities (including babies and pets alike). Wildcare Hydrosols are recommended as a daily facial toner, and play an important role in protecting and nourishing the skin from everyday pollutants. In addition to a being a supreme skin tonic, your Hydrosol may also be used as a scalp tonic, energetic atmosphere mist, added to baths, and used in conjunction with Wildcare Clay Masks.
Mist your Hydrosol onto clean face or hands until saturated, and pat for ample hydration. For added moisture morning and night, follow by gently massaging a facial oil into the skin, and finish with another mist of your Hydrosol to lock in moisture. Your daily consistent use restores the skin’s natural PH balance.
Store your Hydrosol in the refrigerator for extra-cooling skin relief.
Keep in a cool, dark place, always out of direct sunlight, using within 1 year.
100% steam distillation of ethically wildcrafted Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)