This 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.
Sandalwood is known for its mild cleansing action and of course for its typical scent that is earthy, spicy and slightly sweet. Though women love the scent too, it does make a great additive for products designed for and targeted to men. Since this product is steam extracted, the scent is much lighter than straight sandalwood oil, which means some people who generally don’t like the scent of sandalwood might enjoy this lighter version.
This water contains a blend of three food-grade preservatives, which are natural organic compounds: potassium sorbate, ascorbic acid and citric acid. No other preservatives or fillers are added. If you would like your water custom blended with a chemically prepared preservative, we will certainly do that on your behalf. Please email us, before purchasing to work out the details.
INCI: (unpreserved) Santalum album (sandalwood) hydrosol water.
INCI: (preserved) Santalum album (sandalwood) hydrosol water, propanediol, ethylhexyl glycerin, potassium sorbate.
Cultivation: Wildharvested. This means that this plant material was found in areas that were not from a farmed plantation, most often well away from highly populated areas, making it an extremely nill risk of being chemically treated. In our opinion wildharvested products are sometimes better than organic, because it was grown entirely by nature without the intervention of mankind.
Preservative Option: 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 or added to a formulation which will contain further preservatives.
About Linatural: We preserve at 1%. 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, Linatural
Organic Certification: The USDA only certifies agricultural ingredients. If you select ‘yes’ to add Linatural 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.
4oz, 8oz, 16oz, 32oz – Plastic bottle
1/2 & 1 gallon – Plastic jug
5 gallon – bucket with pour spout top
|Pack Size||Approx. Product Weight|
|1/2 gallon||4.2 lbs.|
|1 Gallon||8.4 lbs.|
|5 Gallon||40 lbs.|