Steamed from certified organic Ocimum basilicum leaf.
This refreshing hydrosol water is steamed distilled in small batches in-house, on our own specialized equipment. Because we steam in such small lots, this practically guarantees that your waters are super fresh, or steamed just for your order!
Hydrosol waters can be used in lotions, creams, bath preparations or straight on the skin. They provide mild tonic and skin cleansing properties and are generally safe for all skin types. We manufacture our waters with their therapeutic value to the skin and body in mind, we do not market our waters as a scent additive - though of course all waters will have a unique scent .... some will be significantly lighter in scent than others will - this is because of the plant material they are steamed from. If you are looking for a scent additive for your formulation that is water based, I would suggest checking out our Essential Water categories instead of hydrosol waters if you are looking for a spot on scent that matches essential oil. Essential waters are designed to add a scent "throw" into your formulations, whereas hydrosol waters are designed more for their benefits to the skin -- their natural scent is just a bonus.
Basil is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. These two qualities make this hydrosol water excellent to add to lotions or 'spray recipes' designed to fight fungi. Basil also helps the active ingredients of other herbs to more readily penetrate the skin.
INCI: Ocimum basilicum (basil) hydrosol water.
This product will arrive 100% preservative free, unless you select to add the optional preservative when ordering.
It's our opinion that all hydrosol waters should be preserved as close to the manufacture date as possible. Hydrosol waters are fragile and if they become contaminated, mold and bacteria can lead to serious health risks. A well researched preservative is better than the risks of using/selling non-preserved ingredients.
Shelf Life: Without the preservative, they should be used within 3 months and stored in the refrigerator or a cool location. With the preservative option included, they should be used up within a year of purchase.
About GSB: If you would like the optional preservative added to your water, please first select "yes" then select the size of bottle you wish to order. If you would like to learn more about this preservative, please visit this link: GSB Preservative
The ingredients inside our GSB preservative are:
ECOCERT and COSMOS Approved
Widely Globally Acceptable
GRAS, (Generally Recognized as Safe)
Gluten Free, Non-GMO
Not Tested On Animals, Vegan
Provides Minor Skin Moisturizing Benefits
Compatible with a wide range of ingredients (please read the link provided above for more information)
Organic Certification: The USDA only certifies agricultural ingredients. If you select to ADD GSB to extend the shelf life, this item can no longer be considered a certified organic ingredient and will arrive to you without the certification seals on the label.