Garden of Wisdom's Petitgrain Hydrosol is floral water produced during the steam distillation of the leaves and young twigs of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium). It shares some aromatic compounds with petitgrain essential oil, but it's a milder and less concentrated version of the oil. Hydrosols, or floral or plant waters, are gentler alternatives to essential oils and can be used for various purposes. Here are some properties and uses of petitgrain hydrosol:
Properties healing, comforting to stressed skin, reduces blemishes, soothing.
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Country of Origin: Paraguay
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
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 always 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 our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, and direct
light, and keep them 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 the Salicylic Acid Serums as those 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 Requiring 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 of the 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, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils that have 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 always be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out 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 from each herb. Root, Trunk, Leaves, and Flowers. Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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