Not just any hydrosol for misting. This multifaceted, refreshing mist features wild Portugese Cistus ladanifer, a rich floral and honey-like scented essential oil known for promoting skin firmness.
Recommended for reducing signs of aging, minimizing pores and acting as a natural antibacterial (also antiviral and antifungal), anti-acne. Only minimal ingredients are added to fully focus on the scent and cistus properties. Cold-press organic whole-leaf aloe juice has been added for skin reparative and cooling properties. Infused with flower and gem essences for additional energetic impact.
•Hydrating facial mist
•Mild and nurturing
•Addresses signs of aging
•Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal
•For all skin types
This product is good for:
Mist over freshly cleansed skin morning and night, then follow with your moisturizer of choice. Alternately, the mist may be applied on a cotton round for wiping the face to lightly cleanse and refresh. If you would like to attune to the vibrational healing elements from the flower and gem essences, spray above your head 3 to 4 times a day and meditate for a moment, if time allows. Shake periodically to remix. Store away from direct light exposure.
Cistus ladanifer (rock rose) hydrosol* or † (Portugal), cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barabensis juice*, Cistus ladanifer (rock rose) essential oil†, potassium sorbate (natural food-grade preservative), wild Aconitum delphinifolium (monkshood) flower essence, wild Phlox longifolia (pink phlox) flower essence, rainbow moonstone gem essence, mangano calcite gem essence, clear quartz gem essence.
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
Aloe certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Gluten free.
Cistus ladanifer has been on Earthwise Beauty founder, Ava's radar for many years as it is considered by aromatherapists to be the very best essential oil for skin firmness, yet until recently distillers did not produce cistus (which is a variety of rock rose that grows prolifically in the wild in Spain and Portugal) essential oil, absolute, or hydrosol that smelled appealing. But in 2019 they tracked down an artisan distiller of wild cistus in Portugal whose samples were special. The hydrosol is floral, sweet, rich and full, honey-like, and somewhat resinous in a good way; clearly made with love and care.
The sourcing of this hydrosol is unique in that Earthwise does not buy it from a supplier website: they buy it directly from the human being who, along with his local helpers, distills the plants. They know for sure, because he told Ava, that they use sickles to cut the stems and leaves of the prolific wild plants (they tried to use a trimmer machine at one time and the cistus plants hated it; they became sad and dry within minutes of harvesting). The distillation takes place in a reconstructed watermill, and they use water from the clean stream in front of it to make the hydrosol.
After the team receives a new shipment of this "Portuguese beauty water," they wait for the next full moon to infuse it under the moon overnight. The moonlight amplifies the healing properties that correspond to the yin, or feminine element. Beauty, female intuition and insight, patience, and gentleness are enhanced.
Cold-press organic whole-leaf aloe juice has been added for its skin reparative and cooling properties.
Cistus is also well-known among medical aromatherapists for its ability to stop bleeding. We love to have this mist on hand (and a travel size in the handbag) in case one of our children has a nose bleed. It works almost instantly (saturate a napkin or a piece of paper towel and press to the nose).
This mist is enriched with several medicinally prepared gem and flower essences, effectively turning it into an aura mist (aura mists are sprayed a few times a day above one's head for emotional and spiritual benefits).
Rainbow moonstone gem essence: regulates hormones and mood swings, recommended especially for women and for mothers; strongly enhances a woman's yin qualities, especially receptivity and patience. Softens harsher moods. On a physical level, moonstone essence is used for premenstrual and menstrual tension.
Mangano calcite gem essence: a unique heart-comforting essence for healing a painful past and emotional wounds. Makes one feel safe and loved in the present, no matter what the past was.
Clear quartz gem essence: clears old, toxic, stale, unhealthy energies. Lifts fatigue and lethargy. Clears the head. Quartz amplifies natural medicines and makes them potent for longer periods of time.
Alaskan monkshood flower essence: an invaluable essence for people who are shy, reclusive, fearful, anxious, or feeling emotionally weak, small, or vulnerable. Monkshood helps one maintain clear energetic boundaries and eases fears, including irrational fears. Promotes acceptance of one's introverted side.
Pacific Northwest pink phlox flower essence: enhances one's innate gentleness and sweetness, helps one achieve quiet, lightness, and softening, and promotes blissful sleep.
If you have strong resonance with the above essences, seek them out in addition as flower and gem essences for internal use.
Use within 6 months of opening. See batch sticker for open by date.