Garden of Wisdom's Coriander Hydrosol, also known as coriander water or coriander distillate, is a byproduct of the steam distillation process used to extract essential oil from coriander seeds (Coriandrum sativum). Hydrosols are water-based solutions that remain after essential oils are separated during distillation. They contain trace amounts of essential oil and water-soluble compounds from the plant material. Coriander Hydrosol can be used as a gentle facial toner or mist for your skin. Many use Coriander Hydrosol to soothe irritated skin, and it also is used to help balance oil production. Coriander is also antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and a mild sedative.
Properties aphrodisiac, used in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) in making perfumes, is known as a warm aroma used to treat eye, nose, and throat infections.
Method of Application
Use as a refreshing spritz as desired and during the hydration stages of your routine. It may also be used on the neck and body. This hydrosol may be used as a substitute for water in formulations. It can be used with creams, lotions, and dry or wet clay recipes.
Note: We do preserve our hydrosols with a touch of Optiphen.
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Country of Origin: India
Process of Distillation: Steam Distilled
Sourced From: Seeds
Characteristic Scent: Fresh, Spicy, Sweet, and Warm
Solubility: Water Soluble
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and Ingredients
Finished Products - generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
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 (Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of humidity, heat, direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:Hydrosols and Distillates - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate,sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier and Exotic Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents (properties) from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator or a dark place.
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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