The oil cleansing method: What it is, how it works and three easy steps to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine for beautifully balanced skin.
Hydrosols, also called Floral/Flower Waters or Hydrolates, are the pure water-based solutions created when essential oils are steam distilled. The word is derived from the Latin hydro, meaning “water”, and sol, meaning “solution”. During distillation, a small portion of the beneficial aromatic compounds from the plant is actually dissolved into the distillation water. Hydrosols are considered by […]
Your skin is a protective barrier that interacts with water, soaps, chemicals and weather conditions on a daily basis. This exposure can affect the skin’s appearance, potentially leading to sensitive, dry and chapped skin. Many large companies produce inexpensive skin care creams and lotions using mineral oil, paraffin or petroleum derivatives as the main fatty […]
An oil is “essential” in that it carries “the essence of” the fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted. Many essential oils are extracted from plant matter by distillation using steam, but other methods are also used, such as solvent extraction, resin expelling and mechanical expression. Essential oils have been used […]
Neroli essential oil is produced from the steam distillation of the flowers of the Seville or Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium, var. amara) tree, and it takes its name from that of Italian princess who used it as perfume. The blossom of small, white flowers would go on to produce Seville oranges, most famously known for […]