Our certified organic rosehip hydrosol is steam distilled from the fruit (hips) of the wild rose variety, Rosa nutkana, also known as the Nootka rose. This hydrosol is rare and beautiful, with an aroma that is fresh, sweet, and delicately rosy. Rosehip hydrosol has fantastic properties for the skin, making it an excellent choice for using as a facial toner, body spray, or any other water-based skin care product.
Rosehip hydrosol is very cleansing, refreshing, and rejuvenating. Its list of beneficial properties includes being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal (including Candida). Additionally, it has been known to have analgesic and antispasmodic effects. Along with its myriad of potential skin applications, rosehip hydrosol is also believed to be beneficial to assisting with intestinal issues, such as diarrhea.
Rosehip is a great, natural source of Vitamin C, although, it is unknown if it transfers to the hydrosol. Since Vitamin C is water soluble, some believe it is possible that rosehip hydrosol may retain at least some of its Vitamin C content. This has not been verified, though.
We recommend using rosehip hydrosol as a skin toner, especially for areas where its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties are needed. Also, try using it as a room spray or in place of water in a diffuser. Its antimicrobial properties can help cleanse unwanted germs from the air of your living spaces. We think our rosehip hydrosol makes a charming perfume, as well!