Chamomile German Hydrolat

£7.61 £33.27 inc VAT

Keeps skin healthy

Hydrolats are gentle and effective. Aromatic waters or Hydrolats are waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils.

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Description

Chamomile German | Latin name: Matricaria recutita | Aromatic waters by distillation of flower heads | Plant family: Asteraceae

Chamomile German an annual strongly aromatic herb growing up to 60cm high. It has delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy-like white flowers on single stems. In appearance it is very similar to the corn chamomile however can be distinguished from it as the latter is scentless.

Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.

Properties

Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antispasmodic, balancing (to the nervous system), calming, cicatrizant, uplifting, anti-infectious, antiviral and slightly decongestant.

German Chamomile calms sensitive skin, rashes and itching and is recommended for eczema and psoriasis. It is an excellent skin cleanser, useful in masks, although it has a powerful aroma.

Can be used in spray for sunburn and as a toner for skin with acne: it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory action makes it suitable for rosacea and other inflamed skin conditions.

Great for baby care, reduces teething pain and inflammation, calms diarrhoea, promotes sleep; may be used as eyewash; compress for conjunctivitis; calms sensitive skin, Rosaceae, burns, razor rash; mildly astringent; douche for non-infectious inflammation; gently uplifting; bedtime tea or bath.

Hydrolat Properties and Meanings 

Methods of Use

Skin Treatments
Use hydrolats as cleansers, toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers.  Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.

Room Freshener
Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.  Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.

Mouthwash & Gargle
Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.

Baths
Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath.  Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths for thrush, candida, haemorrhoids, constipation, vaginal spasm and other complaints.

Compress
Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated.  For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth.  Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.  A hot or cold water bottle can be used to enhance the effects.

Health Drink
To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.  Also suitable for babies and children in smaller amounts, up to 500mls per day.

Safety Data & MSDS

Do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place

Esters 57-59%
Alcohols 14-16%

German Chamomile Hydrolat MSDS
Hydrolat Safety & Information 

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