This organic orange blossom & witch hazel facial toner is a nourishing tonic to soften, hydrate and tone the skin. It's best used after cleansing to help tighten pores, remove any makeup residue, dirt and oil, and replenish skin cells to promote a soft, smooth complexion.
This facial toner comes in a 150ml glass bottle with a spray lid. The lid is a legal requirement as this product is water-based and preservative free. We want to avoid plastic where possible, so this toner will soon be available with aluminium lids sold as refills. Simply switch your spray lid to a new bottle.
Each facial toner is handmade by Salix Moon Apothecary in Essex with ingredients especially chosen for their healing qualities:
Orange Blossom Hydrosol ~
Orange blossom hydrosol is created from distilling the blossom from the bitter orange tree. This hydrosol has a beautifully floral and sweet aroma, that is slightly more floral than its essential oil counterpart, neroli. Orange blossom is renowned for it’s many uses and benefits, it is a natural astringent, contains anti-microbial properties and is soothing, softening and cleansing for the skin. It helps to lock in moisture, balance and restore the skin's natural PH whilst brightening dull and tired skin.
Witch Hazel Hydrosol ~
Witch hazel is an antioxidant and an astringent. It has been used medicinally to aid various skin ailments, reduce inflammation, promote healing and fight bacteria. Due to its high tannin content it has strong skin toning actions.
What is a Hydrosol? ~
Hydrosols are botanical extracts that are harvested using the traditional method of steam distillation, the same method used to make most essential oils. The aromatic waters used in these facial toners are produced by distilling orange blossom and witch hazel leaves and bark. They are created in a still that contains fresh water and plant material which is slowly heated. As the steam rises, it passes through the botanical material carrying particles of essential oil and phytonutrients through the still. As this nourishing vapour cools, through this alchemical process it condenses in the form of an aromatic water (now a hydrosol) along with its essential oil counterpart. Most of the essential oil will rise to the top, leaving the hydrosol with micro-particles of essential oil locked within the water. Hydrosols contain a small amount of the essential oil from the plant and the water soluble constituents in the plant material which have various medicinal and cosmetic properties. Aromatic waters are much less concentrated than essential oils and are safe to use undiluted.
If you have very sensitive skin we would recommend doing a patch test first. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Organic orange blossom & witch hazel facial toner
After cleansing apply toner onto a re-usable cotton round and then onto the face. We recommend misting after moisturising with an oil to lock in hydration.
Citrus aurantium Amara Distillate*, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate**, Coconut derived Glycerine, Benzoic Acid***
**Alcohol Free Witch Hazel
***The Witch Hazel contains Benzoic acid instead of alcohol as alcohol is often too drying and irritating to the skin. Benzoic acid is found naturally found in many fruits and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.