Pelargonium graveolens (syn. Pelargonium x asperum)
ALL ROUND SKIN CARES. OILY AND COMBINATION SKINS, ACNE PRONE SKINS. DRY AND SENSITIVE SKINS DAMAGED, INFLAMMED, IRRITATED SKINS. DULL SKINS. OILY HAIR, DANDRUFF, IRRITATED SCALPS. PURIFYING. COOLING, REFRESHING, CALMING.
INCI name: Pelargonium graveolens distillate water
CAS number: 90082-51-2
SKU code: HO-GER-0100
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distillation.
PARTS USED: leaves and flowering tops.
ORIGIN: Grown and distilled in South Africa.
COMMON NAMES: Bourbon geranium hydrosol, Sweet- scented Geranium hydrosol, Geranium floral water.
APPEARANCE: colourless, transparent liquid.
ODOUR NOTE: fresh, sweetly flowery, slightly reminiscent of rose and herbal.
QUALITY: 100 % pure fresh hydrosol, unadulterated, without added preservatives, alcohol or emulsifiers. Concentration 1/1: 1kg fresh material (leaves and flowers) produces 1litre hydrosol. pH: 3.5-5.0
STORAGE CONDITION: Our Hydrosols are fresh products, free of preservatives or alcohol. They are sensitive to contaminations. Keep them refrigerated. Once opened, use within 3 months.
INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS
Hydrosols retain the exact same active molecules as their essential oil’s counterpart.
Hydrosols lower concentration in those aromatic molecules and the fact that are mostly composed of the distilled water makes them a softer alternative to essential oils, suitable even for the most delicate and sensitive skins. Hydrosol are considered safe to use during pregnancies (after the 3rd month).
Note that: Each Hydrosol has its own characteristic fragrance, often significantly different from its corresponding essential oil. That is because the fragrance of a hydrosol depends on how much of the aromatic molecules of the fresh plant can be dissolved in water during the distillation process.