This hydrosol water is steamed distilled in small batches in-house, on our own specialized equipment. Because we steam in such small lots, this practically guarantees that your waters are super fresh, or steamed just for your order!
Hydrosol waters can be used in lotions, creams, bath preparations or straight on the skin. They provide mild tonic and skin cleansing properties and are generally safe for all skin types. We manufacture our waters with their therapeutic value to the skin and body in mind, we do not market our waters as a scent additive – though of course all waters will have a unique scent …. some will be significantly lighter in scent than others will – this is because of the plant material they are steamed from. If you are looking for a scent additive for your formulation that is water based, I would suggest checking out our Essential Water categories instead of hydrosol waters if you are looking for a spot on scent that matches essential oil. Essential waters are designed to add a scent “throw” into your formulations, whereas hydrosol waters are designed more for their benefits to the skin — their natural scent is just a bonus.
Sandalwood is known for its mild cleansing action and of course for its typical scent that is earthy, spicy and slightly sweet. Though women love the scent too, it does make a great additive for products designed for and targeted to men. Since this product is steam extracted, the scent is much lighter than straight sandalwood oil, which means some people who generally don’t like the scent of sandalwood might enjoy this lighter version.
This water contains a blend of three food-grade preservatives, which are natural organic compounds: potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid and citric acid. No other preservatives or fillers are added. If you would like your water custom blended with a chemically prepared preservative, we will certainly do that on your behalf. Please email us, before purchasing to work out the details.
INCI: Santalum album (sandalwood) hydrosol water
Cultivation: Wildharvested. This means that this plant material was found in areas that were not from a farmed plantation, most often well away from highly populated areas, making it an extremely nill risk of being chemically treated. In our opinion wildharvested products are sometimes better than organic, because it was grown entirely by nature without the intervention of mankind.
This product will arrive 100% preservative free. The shelf life is set at 3 months “as-is.” Storing this product in the refrigerator will help prolong the life of this product. We steam this item without preservatives because we’ve found that most customers desire this product to be completely raw, for their own formulation purposes. We do suggest adding a preservative upon arrival, or if you need this item to last longer than 3 months, we recommend you add the optional Leucidal (continue reading).