*Clary Sage is known to be an herbal antidepressant with euphoric and aphrodisiacal qualities. If you have ever seen this gloriously feminine plant in bloom, you will understand the connection to such magical qualities. No mystery that our Clary Sage Hydrosol, with its herby Earl Grey-like aroma, works particularly well with oily skin and female-related skin issues. It is also a sweet friend you'll be happy to have in your purse when one of those pesky hot flashes come about. The distillation of this uniquely feminal beauty will leave you with a dewy glow and calm, toned, and balanced skin(and spirit).
I LOVE hydrosols. I love making them, using them, I even love just seeing the bottles scattered around my house. When I catch a glimpse of one of these amber glass containers, it makes me smile, knowing the magic that's inside.
Each of my hydrosols is a single particular medicinal plant distilled with water into a solution that goes into a little glass bottle with a spray top. They can be used for just about anything – a refreshing and therapeutic face mist, a post-shower all over body spray or, just sprayed into the air, a freshener/vibe enhancer for your car, office, bedroom or studio. They are full of antioxidants that help protect from environmental pollutants, restore PH balance and tone, and fortify the skin with nutrients and deep hydration. For me, it’s the simplest way to get a bit of plant magic and self-love whenever I want (or need!) it.
When it's time for me to make one of these water-based medicines, I pick a plant and, then I spend the whole day with it. I carefully harvest the plant that I have tended from seed, choosing the most vital leaves and flowers to go into the copper still. After that, I add the appropriate amount of water, say thank you MANY times to the plant, and place the still on a flame to turn the infusion first into vapor, and then into a cooled down essence filled liquid. This process is a slow and meditative one, and I always learn something even if I've known the plant for a long time.
Over the years, hydrosols have improved the health and appearance of my skin but, recently, I'm finding myself reaching for them more and more to enhance my surroundings and help bring balance to my emotions. The art of distilling is sacred to me, and I love love, love sharing my results. If you do try my hydrosols, I hope you feel the love and deep connection to the plants that I experience when I move through each step of the distilling process.
Ingredients: Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Hydrosol.
Directions: Use as often as desired to refresh, tone, and hydrate. When using during skincare routine it's best to use hydrosol after cleansing and before applying the facial serum. This step helps maximize the benefits for both the hydrosol and the serum.
*Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain quality and preserve potency.