Water-Spirit Hydramist: Lemon Verbena & Orange Blossom
Sample size note: Stored in a 10ml clear glass mister with a simple paper label.
Using vibrational hydro-distillation where the four elements of fire, water, earth, and air come together in an alchemical dance. A process said to capture the ancient intelligence & memories of the flower and herb used.
Here at Live Botanical, we’ve always found comfort in knowing that the way plants communicate is not linear or really something we can fully comprehend. Embracing the idea of water being a pathway to opening this intuitive connection with the plants.
Every selected Hydrosol is enhanced with soothing oats, hydrating tamarind seed extract, and nutrient-dense nettle, lemon balm, elderflower, and plantain.
The Water-Spirit Hydramist Collection allows the Live Botanical team to share abundant or special artisan hydrosols throughout the year from our own garden, local makers, and additional stock of hydrosols from our Seasonal Radiance Elixir.
Supportive of all skin types. All the mists can be used for facial and body care. In comparison to our Radiance Elixir, these are more lightweight.
Fresh distilled, local Lemon Verbena blended with fair trade Ylang Ylang. Carried by a fragrant extraction of Orange Flowers by a small artisan. Bright and delicate herbaceous florals transport you to a sunny citrus grove.
Hydrosols are a staple in herbal skincare to incorporate water-soluble compounds such as trace aromatic compounds and biological acids. Resulting in a base that’s perfect for balancing the skin's pH, incorporating hydration, and improving the absorption of plant compounds from follow-up steps such as facial and body oils.
Based on recent studies, Tamarind Seed Extract (TSE) has shown parallels between Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and could outperform HA in skin moisturization and the ability to visibly soften. TSE is sustainably harvested and uses the by-product of dried seeds from the fruit. It is rich in a special class of polysaccharides (long sugar molecules) called xyoglucans. This helps bind water molecules to the skin in a gentle bioavailable way.
Oats soothe irritated skin and help maintain moisture when paired with other humectants.
Nettles, Lemon Balm, Elder Flower, and Plantain provide a menagerie of rich nutrients and minerals including Vitamins B and C, iron, copper, manganese, silicium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and manganese, as well it contains bioflavonoids, saponins, phenolic and caffeic acids, alkaloids and tannins.
- Minerals help to feed the skin and balance the acid mantle to better manage environmental stressors.
- Bioflavonoids/Phenolic compounds like ursolic acid and quercetin have an inhibitory effect on elastase and collagenase activities. In short, slowing down the enzymes that cause the break in the peptide bonds of collagen - helping to strengthen the elasticity in the skin. This extends into lessening the breakdown of vitamins in the skin such as Vitamin C.
- Saponins help cleanse and clarify the skin. Allowing this mist to not only be used as a hydrating element before your facial oil and/or balm but also a gentle morning cleanse with the use of a cotton round or cloth.
Wild Pansy flower essence, also called Heart's Ease, uplifts the heart and strengthens our emotional intelligence from the heaviness in the world.
Hydrate: Mist the face generously to saturate the skin. Follow up with a facial oil and/or balm of choice to seal in the hydration.
Cleanse: For a very mild cleanse when not removing makeup or sunscreen (such as in the morning), mist a cotton round or cloth and sweep the face. This is a great option for those with a more sensitive lipid barrier that causes extreme dryness. When removing makeup and/or sunscreen, using the Nourishing Cleansing Oil at night is a good option.
80% regionally sourced
lippia citriodora (lemon verbena) hydrosol*^, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) hydrosol*, distilled water, glycerin, [extracts of urtica dioica (nettle) leaf*^, melissa officinalis (lemon balm) leaf*^, sambucus nigra (elder) flower*^ and plantago major (plantain) leaf*^], pentylene glycol (derived from sugar beet), tamarindus indica (tamarind) seed extract, avena sativa (oat) extract*^ , lactobacillus ferment, citrus aurantium var. amara (orange flower) extract*, and heart's ease flower essence*^
*organic | ^regionally sourced | #fair trade/co-op
|To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people we practice bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown in Oregon, our own micro-garden, or within the west coast of the USA and SW Canada.|
Use within 1 year of purchase
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor before using herbs. Always do a patch test on your skin before applying it to a large surface. For informational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
INTENTION WITH EVERY STEP
At Live Botanical we are devoted to using the most vibrant, regionally grown and ethically sourced ingredients to encourage a deep connection to the natural world that can be felt with every use.
BIOREGIONAL ROOTED FORMULATIONS
Using plant-based skincare is a journey in building relationships and reconnecting with all things. It is about falling in love with how the plants, people and land are cared for each step of the way.
Water-Spirit Hydramist: Lemon Verbena & Orange Blossom