Welcome to the first issue of Plant Power Newsflash!
With winter well under way and spring just around the corner, cleansing, toning, and dry skin remedies are more eye-catching than ever. From families looking to escape to warmer climates to stay at home moms, athletes, and business owners spring makes everyone look in the mirror and desire a brighter, clearer reflection.
This is why we at Plant Power are very excited to present you with some new additions to our list of available natural products and raw materials. To help you get your business prepped for Spring!
Take a look at our five featured extracts from around the world:
1. CISTE water (Cistus ladaniferus) from Spain
Made of fresh twigs and leaves, this orange-brown flower water has a resinous odour and a comforting attribute that relaxes the spirit, soothing nervousness and insomnia.
In skin care, it is best known for it’s regenerative, healing, and astringent properties. CISTE water is useful in oil-based skin care products, anti-wrinkle creams, and tonics. Also known as rockrose, Labdanum, or gum rockrose, this shrubby plant produces a warm resin which was used among others in the mummification process by the ancient Egyptians.
2. White Sage Hydrosol from Eastern Canada
Locally harvested and known to be used for cleansing (smudging) rituals by Native North Americans, White Sage distills into a highly aromatic water that is astringent, antiseptic, and clarifying.
The hydrosol can be used as a room spray to get rid of negative energy and purify the air.
It can also be used topically to treat skin abrasions, irritations, and infections.
3. Cedarwood leaf (Thuja occidentalis) Hydrosol from Eastern Canada
From the fresh leaves and twigs of this indigenous coniferous tree comes a refreshing, camphoraceous hydrosol. Thuja water is an energizing skin toner, helping tighten, warm, and detoxify tissues and blood vessels. This is due to Thuja’s astringent, expectorant, diuretic, and anti-rheumatic properties. It also makes a mild insect repellent.
Traditionally, Thuja leaves have been used to treat fever, coughs, and intestinal parasites as well as numerous decorative and ritualistic purposes.
Since it’s essential oil counterpart is an oral toxin only to be used for fragrance and flavour, the hydrosol is a safe yet effective alternative, providing all the benefits without the high thujone content.