White Sage or Salvia meaning “to save” may be the most healing herb known to mankind. Salvia , the Santa Barbara white sage, is no exception. The Chumash Native Americans used this plant to treat sprains and sore muscles, cure colds and congestion, stop sweating, and for ceremonial purposes.
The precious essential oil from this plant’s leaves and flowers stimulating and cleansing to the skin, soothing to sore muscles, and restorative to skin and hair. The oil is also a stimulant for the nervous system, metabolism, and vital centers, and is antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial.
The hydrosols are formed naturally through steam distillation of the herbs unlike other products labeled as “hydrosols” that consist of distilled water and added essential oils. A true hydrosol is a slightly milky solution that condenses along with the essential oil and consists of the distilled spring water, naturally occurring micro-droplets of the essential oil and other medicinal hydrophilic plant components.
“Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drop, just like a hologram. Here we have the water-soluble components, the essential-oil molecules, the very fluid that was flowing through the plant cells when the plant was collected. It’s all there in a matrix of water that is so much more than water, one of the most recognized holographic substances in healing.”- Suzanne Catty
We recommend you use this hydrosol to clean the air (as a substitute for the smudge stick), freshen the bathroom, spray on your body or pet, disinfect the hands, spray in the dryer when doing laundry, add to the bath, or spray on the hair.