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Hydrosol Properties and Shelf Life Chart 
Compliments of Camellia Rose AKA Jen!

This list is either what we are currently carrying now, or have carried in the past for reference.
For the full page of hydrosols we have available please visit our Hydrosol page.
You can also click on the individual links below to purchase.

We suggest a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year on hydrosols, but we suggest to ALWAYS refrigerate your hydrosols!!
These are pure distillates and can go off if you do not refrigerate them.

Much of this information Compiled from Suzanne Catty's Book Hydrosols you can buy her book here on Amazon

A must have book for anyone really serious about hydrosols!

Hydrosol Best for skin type: Properties:
Basil Any, especially oily, acne or aging skin Antioxidant, Anti Bacterial, Anti Inflammatory, Free Radical Scavenging, Anti Stress, Helps with Digestion, Antiseptic, Balancing
Basil/Ginger (Blend) Any, especially oily, acne or aging skin Aromatic and uplifting, basil hydrosol refreshes the skin and expertly hydrates. Basil helps with blemish control, as it is a natural antiseptic. As an astringent, this hydrosol refines the pores and helps to control sebum. Basil will energize your skin and help to start your day off right. Combined with ginger, makes this hydrosol antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
Basil/Witch Hazel (Blend) oily, combo, acne prone Combine the benefits of both Basil and Witch Hazel Hydrosol!
Bergamot (Organic) oily, combo, acne prone This hydrosol is very analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial
Black Spruce (this is not carried by us at this time) Any, especially irritated skin Used to help with inflammation and sore joints, muscles, sprains, etc.
Carrot Seed (Organic) Any, especially irritated, dry, aging skin Anti Inflammatory. Used for mature, aging skin. Used in facial applications it is wonderfully cell rejuvenating and excellent for treating scar tissue and wrinkles. Great for eczema and psoriasis. Can be used in all facial applications such as toners, creams and spritzers!
Carrot Seed/Rose Geranium (Blend) Dry, Aging, Normal Has the best of both worlds.. properties of Carrot Seed and Rose Geranium!
Chamomile German Any, especially irritated, acneic, dry or aging skin Anti Inflammatory, Anti Bacterial and Antiseptic. Very calming! Great for burns. Improves elasticity of skin, soothes red irritated skin, reduces puffiness, helps with dark circles under the eyes. It is beneficial for allergic and hypersensitive skin as well as eczema. Also great for Eczema, Psoriasis, itching, spider veins.
Chamomile Roman Any especially inflamed, irritated, acneic, dry or aging skin All purpose hydrosol, Great for burns, Very soothing, helps calm rashes, rosacea, acne, Astringent, Great skin cleanser, Anti Inflammatory,
Chocolate Mint oily, combo, acne prone This hydrosol is too new to say what the properties are, but should be similar to peppermint/spearmint
Cistus (not carried at this time) ALL skin types Cistus Hydrosol is used for its benefical properties which are tightening and powerful anti-aging! Used to clean wounds since it's benefical astringency and detoxifying benefits are readily available. Tauted to be a wrinkle plumper while helping to erase fine lines.
Clary Sage Any skin type, but especially oily! Astringent, Great for oily skin. Anti Inflammatory. Has a smell that some find not as likeable. Blended with other hydrosols the smell can be of great benefit to the emotions. It does have wonderful properties during menses.
Cypress Any, especially acneic Great for relieving built up water retention. Excellent for acne. Can help with vericose veins. Cleaning and detoxifying. Very calming and soothing, astringent, antiseptic ,styptic [stops bleeding] Avoid in first trimester of pregnancy and if kidney issues.
Cornflower Any, especially dry, aging Helps tone and firm skin, Great for hydrating dry skin, Help diminish fine lines, Great for giving hair shine, Good system tonic, May be good for hot flashes, AVOID during first trimester of pregnancy due to phytohormones
Cucumber ALL skin types Calming, Cooling, Hydrating and Anti Inflammatory
Elderflower (not carried by us at this time) ALL skin types Considered a gentle circulatory stimulant, elder flower is also known for its effects on the nervous system by reducing physical and mental stress while promoting a sense of calm. Great for muscle aches or injuries.
Elecampagne (not carried by us at this time) ALL skin types Bactericidal, expectorant, tonic, Great toner for oily, acne skin. Really works on any skin type even sensitive.
Eucalyptus Most skin types except sensitive Antibacterial, but should be diluted. Very powerful hydrosol. Detoxifying to the skin.
Fennel Any, especially dry Can be added to creams for dry aging skin and vaginal dryness, and used as a toner for dry skins
Frankincense (Organic) Any, especially dry aging skin Anti-Aging. Helps refine skin and eliminate tiny lines, Refreshing, helps with congestion, Very calming and centering!
Garlic (Organic) oily, acne prone Antibacterial, Great for acne
Geranium ALL skin types Anti Inflammatory, Balancing, helps with acne, bruises, mild burns, cuts, eczema, hemorrhoids. Repels mosquitoes. May reduce cellulite deposits. Reputed to have an anti-aging effect on the skin. This has so many uses we can't go over them all!
Ginger (Organic) ALL skin types This hydrosol is Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, detoxifying and clearing.
Grapefruit (Organic) oily, combo, acne prone Balancing to skin. Astringent, Helps with Oil Control
Greenland Moss (this is not carried by us at this time) Any, especially irritated skin Anti Inflammatory, Used for detoxification. Woodsy, earthy, wonderful scent! Do not use during first 6 months of pregnancy though.
Honeysuckle ALL skin types This is an all around soothing, balancing, hydrating hydrosol.
Immortelle/Helichrysum ALL skin types Helps to heal scar tissue and works well in a synergystic modality with Pure Essential Oils and other hydrosols. It is good for sensitive, mature, oily or congested skin and helps heal ingrown hairs. Great for bruises, and bumps.
Juniper oily, combo, acne prone Antibacterial, Balancing, Hydrating, Detoxifying.
Kewra (Organic) ALL skin types Antioxidant and Calming to skin
Lavender ALL skin types Great for all skin types, really! Anti Inflammatory, Calm & Soothing, toning, antiseptic, healing, astringent and rejuvenating! Great to clean cuts/scrapes.
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Any skin type Antibacterial, Antiviral, Balancing, Antioxidant, great for calming rashes. Helps with irritations and eczema.
Lemongrass Any, especially irritated, acne, oily skin Balancing, This is wonderful! Just as lemongrass should be.antibacterial, antifungal. So very fresh and invigorating!
Lime Fruit/Peel (Organic) Oily, acne, normal skin This hydrosol would be great for skin that is oily, acne prone or normal. Can help with clarity, brightening, acne and balancing the skin.
Magnolia (Nag Champa - Organic) ALL skin types calming, gently detoxifying, stress relieving. Lovely natrual scent. It is said that magnolia helps to protect the skin from allergic reactions
Neem Leaf ALL skin types Antibacterial, Detoxifying, Anti-Inflammatory, great for acne!
Neroli (Orange Blossom) Any but especially Oily, Acne, Combo skin Calming and destressing, yet uplifting, refreshing, restoring, helps to balance the skin by boosting the flow of blood and controlling water retention. Beneficial for dull and oily complexions.
Nettle Normal, Combo, Oily, Acne prone Very Detoxifying, Antibacterial, Great for balancing skin.
Olive Leaf ALL skin types, except sensitive Anti-Aging, Anti-Acne, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant
Oregano oily, acne prone Anti-Bacterial, Antiseptic, Great for blemishes
Patchoulli Any, especially oily, acne prone Hydrating, Astringent, Balancing, Stress relieving, Grounding
Plum Blossom (Wild) Any, especially dry aging skin Hydrating, Calming, Balancing. Uplifting
Red Clover Any, especially oily, acne prone Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Detoxifying, Great for acne prone skin! Hydrating for Normal to Dry Skin
Red Hibiscus Any, especially oily, acne prone Astringent, Hydrating, Gently Detoxifying
Rose Any, especially dry aging skin Used typically for older, mature skin types..whether it is dry, mature or sensitive. Helps to reduce broken thread veins. Very hydrating. Is a great humectant. Mildly Astringent.
Rose Otto Any, especially dry aging skin Used typically for older, mature skin types..whether it is dry, mature or sensitive. Helps to reduce broken thread veins. Very hydrating. Is a great humectant. Mildly Astringent.
Rose Geranium Any, especially aging Amazing scent! Restoring balance to irritated skin, Sensual, Excellent for hormonal swings, Skin balancing, Regenerating. Anti aging see Geranium properties too!
Rosemary Leaf Any, especially oily, acne prone Balancing, Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Detoxifying
Sandalwood (Mysore - Organic) ALL skin types Soothing, Hydrating, Balancing
Spearmint Leaf oily, acne prone Cooling, Balancing, Normalizing
Thyme (Organic) oily, acne prone Antibacterial, Detoxifying, Anti-Acne
Vanilla Bean (Organic) ALL skin types Soothing, Anti Inflammatory, Anti-Aging, Helps with hydration
Wild Black Cherry (Organic) Any, especially sensitive dry aging skin Anti-Inflammatory, Soothing, Balancing and Hydrating. Anti-Aging
Witch Hazel ALL skin types Antioxidant, Anti Inflammatory, Use this hydrosol as a toner and cleansing agent. Helps with redness and rashes. Soothing to Eczema and Psoriasis. Calms bites/stings. Substitute for liquid phase in lotions and other aqueous solutions.
Yarrow All skin types especially inflamed, irritated oily, acne skin Antibacterial, Detoxifying, Antiseptic, Balancing, Anti Inflammatory, Helps with Digestion, Helps with elimination of built up fluid in skin, Helpful with healing scars, varicose veins