Peppermint Hydrolat

£7.29 £31.47 inc VAT

Cooling & refreshing

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

Peppermint | Latin name: Mentha x Piperita | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowering Herb | Plant family: Lamiaceae

A perennial herb growing up to 1 metre high with underground runners by which it is easily propagated. The white has green stems and leaves, the black peppermint has dark green serrated leaves and purple like stems with reddish-violet flowers. Originally cultivated as a hybrid between M.virdis and M. Aquatica, known to have been propagated from before the 17th century

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

Cooling yet stimulating; great for hot flushes; bust-line toner; moderate anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory; coffee substitute; digestive; good mouthwash; mildly antiseptic; combats itching and stings; calms razor burn –aftershave; delicious hot or cold; use in sweets.  Fruit, ice-cubes, preserves.

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, calming, stimulating, antiviral, decongestant and stimulating.

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

Non-hazardous

23-64% Ketones
31-48% Alcohols

Peppermint Hydrolat MSDS
Hydrolat Safety & Information 

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