December 01, 2018

Uplift and Inspire with Lemongrass & Peppermint Hydrosol

In a frenetic world, we all benefit from a healthful pick-me-up throughout the day. At Hello Cider, we had this in mind as we created our 100% organic, artisan crafted floral waters. Our Lemongrass-Peppermint Hydrosol is perfect for your daily facial routine, or for a little "time out" from the day, when you need an inspiring, aromatic break.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon), native to South Asia, is now grown in many parts of the world, and offers a host of medicinal and culinary uses. The West Indian Cymbopogon Citratus, with that distinctive, alluring and lemony scent, is the variety we use in steam distillate form to create our 100% pure organic hydrosols.

Cymbopogon, with its elegant fronds and magenta tips, acts with powerful antifungal and antimicrobial properties. One of the plant's most intriguing applications is its use as a preservative, directly applied to ancient palm leaf manuscripts. Some sacred texts date back to the 5th century. Lemongrass oil infuses a natural suppleness into the otherwise very fragile leaves, and acts as a water repellent to keep them dry and prevent deterioration. Naturally, lemongrass is also a fragrant solution for nurturing your youthful glow.

Our second key ingredient for this hydrosol is peppermint, or Mentha piperita, a hybrid between watermint and spearmint. Native to Europe and the Middle East, leafy peppermint also has multiple uses in cosmetics, medicine and cuisine. Its menthol aroma is known for a refreshing, cleansing effect. Peppermint gives a revitalizing, rejuvenating sensation and even has analgesic properties.

To create our hydrosols, the plants are gently steamed in a traditional copper still, then cooled and mixed with organic apple cider vinegar and the Mother. The attractive bottle has a misting spray nozzle, allowing for a quick and uplifting facial toner, a cool relief from long hours of travel, a refreshment for your yoga mat, or a pick-me-up anytime throughout your day. The antimicrobial qualities tightens pores, firms the skin, and helps clear up blemishes. This hydrosol works wonders for oil-prone, combination and sensitive skin.

Our products are designed for all skin types, but we have noticed that many men are drawn to our Lemongrass-Peppermint Hydrosol. The bright scent combination, with its soothing and astringent nature, makes it particularly soothing after a shave.

At Hello Cider, we use exclusively all natural, GMO-free, 100% pure USDA-certified organic herbs, blossoms, and other plant materials in each formulary. We employ simple ingredients as provided by the natural world, in small, carefully tested batches to delight, nurture and heal. We never use artificial fragrances, synthetic colors, dyes or other questionable ingredients. We also never add alcohols or extra oils. All Hello Cider products are always free of parabens and chemical additives, with absolutely no animal testing. We source our plants with the utmost care from small, organic farms and work closely with our growers to ensure we are bringing you only the very best quality.

These efforts are part of our contribution to the global movement for preserving our precious planet. With that, we bring you micro-batches full of big love from Austin, Texas.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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