Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
Origin: USA, Certified Organic Artisan Distilled
Plant Part: Flower Tops
Distillation Date: Jul 2018
Minimum Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma: Herbaceous, sweet
Best known for its marvelous skin healing benefits, St. John's Wort hydrosol is also praised by Suzanne Catty for its excellence with helping with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and also asthenia. St. John's Wort hydrosol is also reported to be mildly euphoric and may benefit situations requiring emotional support and calming.
In addition as a hydrosol for depression and emotional support, the distiller in France tells us this hydrosol is awesome to soothe insect bites, irritated or chapped skin, burns, and is particularly useful with skin ulcers and pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) seen with bedridden individuals. This makes St. John's Wort hydrosol especially attractive for use with seniors and those in assisted living environments.
Beneficial Uses of St. John's Wort Organic Hydrosol:
- Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory
- Facial toner
- After shave facial tonic for men
- Shock and trauma
- Skin healing (sores and ulcers, burns, decubitus ulcers)
- Soothes insect bites
- Soothing to irritates or chapped skin
- Anti-rheumatic, anti-neuralgia compress
- Add in facials and masks
Shelf life of is generally 24 months or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. This Organic St. John's Wort Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004