ABSOLUTELY PURE Floral Water
Rose water and orange blossom water have long been used in Middle Eastern cuisine, in both savoury and sweet dishes. Here the two are combined to make a delicate, deliciously-scented hydrator to be combined with Skin Food to get the best results.
How to use: Apply to cotton wool and wipe over your face in the morning to freshen skin after cleansing the night before. Put a little Skin Food in the palm of your hand and spritz Floral Water on top, blend together with your fingertips and apply to freshly-cleansed skin. Alternatively, spritz directly on to the face before and/or after applying Skin Food.
This avoids any unwanted greasy feel from the balm (some of my customers love that though!) and enables you to adjust the amount of balm you use to suit your skin, depending on its condition from day to day.
Most mainstream moisturisers are a blend of water and oils of varying proportions: Creams usually include about 70% water with15% oil, with the remaining percentage consisting of preservatives, emulsifiers and possibly some plant extracts. Thick, rich creams contain more oil and thinner ones - lotions – contain more water and feel lighter on the skin; both are 'diluted' and cheaper to manufacture than a concentrated product.
Keeping the water and oil components of a product separate means there's no need for skin-irritating emulsifiers, anti-fungals, preservatives, pH adjusters etc.
When essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant materials by steam distillation, the remaining water is called a hydrolat. It contains a number of water-soluble constituents of the plant and a small volume of residual essential oil and is very mild in use.
Organic* Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Flower Water • Organic* Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water.
* Certified by the Soil Association