Garden of Wisdom's Nettle Leaf Hydrosol is a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. It also contains flavonoids and other plant compounds that are believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Nettle leaves, often referred to simply as "nettles," are the leaves of the stinging nettle plant (Urtica dioica). Once gathered and processed into a hydrosol, there is absolutely no stinging from the nettles, just refreshed and happy skin. Nettle is a perennial herbaceous plant found in various regions worldwide, including Europe, Asia, and North America.
Properties detoxifying, nutrient-rich, toning.
Botanical Name: Urtica Dioica
Country of Origin: USA
Process of Distillation: Steam Distilled
Solubility: Water Soluble
This product comes with a spritzer. Keep refrigerated.
Method of Application
There are various ways in which hydrosol can be utilized in skincare routines and formulations. I.E., refreshing spritz, used in the hydration phase of your routine, can be used on the neck and over the whole body and can be used with creams, lotions, and dry or wet clay recipes. Overall, hydrosols are valued for their gentleness and natural properties, making them suitable for various skin types.
Note: We do preserve our hydrosols
with a touch of Optiphen.
- Keep hydrosols refrigerated whenever possible.
- If you desire non-preserved hydrosols, don't hesitate to contact us privately.
- We can offer this in 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 Our Products and IngredientsFinished 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(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
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 - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier 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
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents 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 DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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