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Basil Hydrosol

Origin: India

Botanical Name: Ocimum Basilicum

Family: Labiatae (Lamiaceae)

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Hydrosol

Plant Part: Leaves

Colour & Appearance: Sweet, spicy, fresh aroma


Basil hydrosol is also known as a basil plant or Tulsi floral water. It is extracted from the leaves of sacred Ocimum Bassillicum by steam distillation. It has grassy notes and is clear, water-soluble, and consists of exceedingly fresh characteristic basil aroma. Basil hydrosol works as medicine as it treats physical ailments like a common cold, cough, fever, etc. It is also noted for treating bronchitis, fatigue, stress, insomnia and is also used to calm emotionally depressed people.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Constituents: Methyl eugenol and methyl chavicol

Uses

  • Cure fever
  • Treat skin problems like acne, blackheads, and premature aging.
  • Treat insect bites
  • Treat heart disease and fever
  • Treat respiratory problems
  • Treats Asthma

Benefits

  • It is acne-prone and helps in controlling blemishes, controls sebum, and refines the pores.
  • Basil hydrosol is an excellent toner that is used to add moisture to the surface of the skin, can be added to facial masks, etc.
  • It has hydrating and cooling properties for the skin; it can be used to cleanse and detoxify blemishes.
  • It can also be used as a room spray that calms down and balances energy in the room because of this.

Precautions:

  1. If pregnant or breast-feeding then consult a doctor.
  2. Avoid contact with eyes.
  3. Keep out of children’s reach.

Is hydrosol good for skin?

Hydrosols are moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, mildly antiseptic, and are a wonderfully fragrant addition to skincare. It is benevolent as it offers a myriad of treatment possibilities when essential oils might be too strong.

What are hydrosols used for?

These are made with lovely smelling herbs. Hydrosols are good for cooling & soothing irritated skin & help to improve the appearance of skin that’s been damaged by minor cuts and burns.

What does basil do for the skin?

Basil has antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental stressors, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.