Sweet and floral, a classic holy basil scent
Renew, energized, rest
AN ALLY FOR
- Toning and soothing all skin types
- Cleansing and astringent for acne-prone skin
- Nourishing and regenerative for stressed skin
- Easing tension and promoting mental and physical relaxation
- Calming a nervous stomach
- Soothing digestive upset
- Relaxing and balancing for the nervous system
- A balanced, aromatic aftershave
Methyl chavicol, Linalool, Citral
HOW TO USE
Mist generously onto your face, neck and chest. Allow it to absorb while you inhale deeply and let it work its magic. While skin is still dewy, apply a thin layer of the Zen Cream or Youth Serum to revitalize your entire being. Use the Tulsi Hydrosol as often as needed throughout the day to restore and calm your mind and skin alike.
PRO TIP: Use this hydrosol as a daily mist to uplift dull or frizzy hair, scalp and skin. It is supportive for all skin ailments and also makes an excellent personal hygiene spray.
HAIR + SCALP
Spritz onto your hair and scalp and gently massage to enliven hair, soothe dandruff, eczema, rashes and psoriasis.
Enhance your self care ritual and create a soothing atmosphere by adding this hydrosol to your diffuser. Tulsi has an incredibly intoxicating scent that is pleasant to almost everyone. Tulsi is the energy of renewal. It is both calming and energizing, reminding one that the balance between rest and play is essential.
FOR THE FAMILY
Tulsi is one of our favorite hydrosols to use for the entire family. It has many useful applications for mothers, infants and children. Add 1-2 TBSP to baths for a relaxing bedtime ritual. It provides a soothing aromatic mist for bed linens and blankets. Dilute and wash breast area to soothe cracked, sore nipples. Its calming aromatic properties enhance breastfeeding and bonding experiences. Dilute and use for diaper rash, minor irritations and redness. Tulsi is supportive during postpartum care as an emotionally comforting ally. Dilute and rub on gums during teething for immediate support and relief.
Add 1-5 TBSP to a warm foot bath for enhanced relaxation. Tulsi has both calming and enlivening properties for both mind and body alike.
IN THE KITCHEN
The Tulsi Hydrosol has a pleasantly sweet, spicy and herbaceous flavor. It adds depth to ice teas, salad dressings, mocktails and soups. You can learn more about how to use your hydrosols in the kitchen here.
Undiluted Tulsi Hydrosol
Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Origin: Ojai, California, USA
Parts Used: Flowers
Store your hydrosol in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. For a refreshing cooling mist, store it in the refrigerator. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Use within 12-16 months of the distillation date to ensure the freshest experience.
Read more about the Tulsi Hydrosol in our Journal here.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
Hydrosols, also known as hydrolats, distillates or floral waters, are aqueous products of steam or hydrodistillation. They are liquid suspensions of essential oils, plant acids, and water-soluble compounds.
As they are naturally acidic, these aromatic waters protect and repair the skin while providing nourishment and balance. They offer a wide range of uses from skincare to aromatherapy, energetic and emotional support to full body tonics.
You can learn more about GARA hydrosols here.
HOW DO I USE MY HYDROSOL?
Using a copper alembic still and fresh plant materials, we craft our hydrosols through the process of slow distillation. Each GARA hydrosol possesses a unique set of attributes and uses.
- Mist onto face, neck and chest after cleansing or anytime your skin needs an extra boost.
- Aura or aromatherapy mist
- Hair and scalp tonic
- As cooling mist and after-sun spray
- Added to baths and foot soaks
- Added to clay masks in place of water
- As a linen or room spray
- Believed to be safe for children as a calming agent and to ease tantrums, scabby knees and bug bites
Hydrosols are naturally acidic and are fairly well-preserved. You can enjoy their benefits for an extended period of time if you store your hydrosol properly. These exquisite creations remain potent and viable for 12-18 months after their distillation date.
Store your GARA products in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or prolonged exposure to heat to maintain potency.
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RETURNS + SHIPPING
Each product is lovingly handmade, crafted with care and attention to detail. As a result of this meticulous process, we do not accept returns or provide refunds unless the item is damaged or defective upon arrival. Our primary goal is to ensure your satisfaction with both your experience and your purchase.
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WANT TO LEARN MORE?
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LEARN MORE ABOUT HYDROSOLS
How is a hydrosol made?
The production of our hydrosols begins with fresh plant materials, such as aromatic herbs, flowers, or other botanicals, which are suitable to the distillation process.
During distillation, steam is passed through the plant material, causing the release of various volatile compounds, including essential oils, plant acids, and water-soluble constituents. The resulting vapor, a mixture of water and these aromatic and bioactive components, is then condensed and collected as the hydrosol.
If you are interested in learning how to make your own hydrosols, we host live distillation workshops seasonally. Sign up for our newsletter here to stay up to date on our workshop offerings.
You can also learn more about how we make our hydrosols here.
Where can I learn more about the distillation process?
Join us in person for a distillation workshop!
This enchanting seasonal offering will awaken your senses and connect you to the natural world and the alchemical process that unfolds during distillation.
Learn more and sign up here.
How do I use my hydrosol in the kitchen?
While hydrosols are primarily known for their external uses and aromatic benefits today, they were originally prescribed as daily tonics in many ancient herbal traditions.
Many hydrosols are not only medicinal but also delicious and aromatic, boasting subtle, natural flavors that can be an enticing addition to water. Incorporating hydrosols into mocktails provides a delightful and refreshing beverage, enhancing hydration while offering a unique and alcohol-free experience.
It is crucial to emphasize that not all hydrosols are safe for internal use, and it is wise to consult with a knowledgeable herbalist or healthcare practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness.
You can learn more about how to use your hydrosol in the kitchen here.