Juniper hydrosol makes a great aftershave because it's naturally acidic, it helps to balance the pH of the skin and help with razor burn. It's useful for acne prone skin and for hair and scalp care. Juniper hydrosol helps balance sebum production and helps clean the scalp. Juniper is air cleansing and purifying. Diffused into the air it can help kill airborne germs. Juniper berry is calming to the emotions without being a sedative. It's often used spiritually for meditation and prayer.
I steam distilled my hydrosol from trees grown in the shadow of Mt. Shasta at 3500 feet elevation. These trees have been here for hundreds of years and have weathered the most extreme conditions of harsh cold winters and years of California droughts. Many herbalists believe that desert plants that thrive in demanding environments are more powerful. First, I crush the berries and then slow distill them in a hybrid stainless steel/copper still. The aroma is woody with citrus and fruit-like notes. It's very aromatic, its overall impression is fresh and crisp. Learn about my process.
Store in a cool, dry place. For a cooling mist store in the refrigerator. Use within one year of opening.
Note: Due to COVID-19 many manufacturing resources are being diverted and there is currently an industry wide shortage on clear glass bottles with atomizer tops. Fine mist sprayers are in high demand right now. I am doing my best to provide continuity in packaging but please understand if alternate packaging is used.
My favorite uses for juniper hydrosol:
Aftershave. Because it's naturally acidic, it helps to balance the pH of the skin and helps with razor burn.
Activate dry clay facial masks - for oily skin
Hair and scalp mist to balance oil production
Room spray or in place of water in a diffuser to clear the air and purify it
Inhalation. A great alternative to essential oils, for gentle aromatic benefit