Basil Leaf + Witch Hazel Hydrosol Blend


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Using all organic hydrosols, our Basil/Witch Hazel hydrosol blend combines the best of both worlds. Started as a hydrosol blend used in our skin care kits, our Basil and Witch Hazel mixture became popular and is now available in full sizes.

Aromatic and uplifting, basil hydrosol refreshes the skin and expertly hydrates. Basil helps with blemish control, as it is a natural antiseptic. As an astringent, this hydrosol refines the pores and helps to control sebum. Basil will energize your skin and help to start your day off right.

Unlike most witch hazel products sold or used in most other company's skin care products, ours is 100% witch hazel hydrosol. No preservatives or alcohol has been added to our hydrosol. Witch Hazel is a wonder hydrosol, and often used in a variety of skin care. As a gentle astringent, witch hazel hydrosol can be used as a toner to help keep sebum production under control and fight acne. Witch hazel is a naturally mild cleanser and antiseptic, which will keep skin clean and fight blemishes when applied. When the skin is irritated, witch hazel is an anti-inflammatory, and will help to reduce redness and swelling. Also great for itching, and can be used on rashes, bug bites or stings, and sunburn. Soothing and calming to skin, witch hazel is great for use on eczema and psoriasis. Great for any and all skin types, especially oily, aging, or acne prone skin.

Properties Astringent, Aromatic, Pore refining, Analgesic, Uplifting, Cleansing, Toning, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Soothing, Anti-itch, Reduces redness, Antiseptic, Acne fighting

Method of Application

Use as a refreshing spritz as desired, and during the hydration stages of your routine. May also be used on neck and body.This hydrosol may be used as a substitute for distilled water for formulations. Can be used in conjunction with creams and lotions and in dry or wet clay recipes. Can also be used mixed with water in a facial steam.

We do preserve our hydrosols with a minuscule amount of Optiphen.

       Basil Leaf Hydrosol:

Botanical Name:  Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil)
Organic:  Yes
Country of Origin:  USA
Process of Distillation:  Steam distilled
Solubility:  Water soluble

       Witch Hazel:

Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)
Organic:  Yes
Country of Origin: USA
Process of Distillation:  Steam distilled
Solubility:  Water soluble

Additional Information

  • Keep hydrosols refrigerated whenever possible.
  • If you are desiring non preserved hydrosols please contact us privately.
  • We can offer this on bulk amounts only.
  • We do not suggest any of our ingredients be used internally.
  • Please do not use them in this way.

Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients

Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months

Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).

Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!

Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.

The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.

Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration

Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!

Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!

Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.

Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.

Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.

Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!

Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)

Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.

Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].

Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]

Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.