Palo Santo Hydrosol
Palo Santo Hydrosol
Renew and reawaken to the core of your true beauty with Palo Santo. This “holy wood” has been used in the cleansing rituals of Central & South American peoples for hundreds of years. Become encircled by notes of bright citrus, rich vanilla and resinous wood. Mist during yoga or spiritual practice for grounding, enhancing creativity, elevating mood & stimulating the mind. Physically, Palo Santo is uplifting, being known to help relieve headaches, anxiety, depression and emotional blockages. This sacred mist is antioxidant-rich, purifying, anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial, strengthening the skin as it hydrates and energizes tired muscles.
Our careful sourcing is in support of responsible and ethical practices, coming from protected forest reserves in northern Ecuador. Over the past decade+, our source of this holy wood has planted thousands of trees along with putting extensive reforestation efforts in place, ensuring abundance and job security for future generations. Thanks to Ecuador’s conservation laws, it is also illegal to cut down any living Palo Santo tree. Thus, in part to falling trees and annual storm patterns in South America, the wood must lay and age on the forest floor for over a decade while the oils and resins cure before harvest takes place. While the tree is being respected in this way, this long and patient process also leads to a more potent and resinous heartwood once distilled. When harvested ethically and sustainably, this ensures harmony between human and nature, providing jobs and livelihood to the South American communities involved and further forest growth for the future.
Best Use: Mist liberally onto body or atmosphere. Notice how your energy shifts. If using on the face, mist your Hydrosol until saturated, and pat for ample hydration. For added moisture morning and night, follow by gently massaging a nourishing facial oil into the skin, and finish with another mist of your Hydrosol to lock in moisture. Your daily use restores the skin’s natural PH balance as it peacefully grounds you.
We recommend our Lemon Light Hydrosol as a harmonious, uplifting sister spray to your Palo Santo Hydrosol.
Ingredients: 100% steam & hydro distillation of ethically sourced, Ecuadorean Palo Santo Wood (Bursera graveolens)
2oz , Amber glass bottle
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
Hydrosols, also known as Distillates, are the subtle, and often aromatic waters resulting from slowly distilled plant material, and are some of nature's best antioxidants for the skin. Lovingly made using hand collected local spring water, combined with ethically wildcrafted and organically grown plant material, they are distilled in a traditional copper alembic still.
Alchemists from all over the world have performed transformational distillations in these traditional stills for over 3,000 years, and this artisan process still remains the same! The actual method of performing our distillations has a 5-7 hour duration, a much slower process compared to more commercialized modes of skin care production. What results, is a nutrient-rich, energetic, and authentic Hydrosol, containing the plant's own suspended micro particles of essential oil, plant acids, even a plant's specific essence and memory imprint. Each offers its own unique botanical remedy dependent on the plant distilled, thus leading to the reference that a Hydrosol is a hologram of the plant itself!
Hydrosols are incredibly gentle and well-suited for beings of all ages and sensitivities (including babies and pets alike). Wildcare Hydrosols are recommended as a daily facial toner, and play an important role in protecting and nourishing the skin from everyday pollutants. In addition to a being a supreme skin tonic, your Hydrosol may also be used as a holistic and energetic mist, scalp tonic, added to baths, and used in conjunction with our Clay Masks.
Store your Hydrosol in the refrigerator for extra-cooling skin relief and always in a cool, dark place, using within 1 year.
Wildcare cannot guarantee that customers will not experience skin reactions or effectiveness when using our products and cannot be held responsible should any reactions occur. If you require medical treatment, please seek a qualified medical professional. Please note: all sales are final and returns are not accepted unless damaged upon arrival. Please see return policy for details.