Alchemist’s Water ~ magick botanical toner. A facial toner based on a mysterious and folkloric herbal perfume , (Queen of) Hungary water. Formulated in the 1300s as the first perfume, this tonic is said to have been created for the aging Queen of Hungary by an alchemist to restore her youthfulness. According to the legend, it reversed her appearance so much that the 25 year old grand-duke of Lithuania asked for her hand in marriage when she was 70.
Essential oil free, made with all organic herbs & flowers from small US farms infused in witch hazel, apple cider vinegar and vodka. Use to tone, firm, soften, soothe and brighten skin. Tightens pores, soothes itchy or acne prone skin, normalizes skin's ph, smoothes skin texture & protects it from bacteria. Will work wonders on all skin types! Charged with rose quartz.
Because this is a natural product and is not deliberately scented or perfumed, it does have a floral and slightly sweet scent from the apple cider vinegar. Not overpowering, and the scent disappears quickly. Sediment in bottle is normal.
To use ~ Shake before use and keep in a dark, cool place. Safe to use on body, but not internally. Do not ingest!
When using sprays, shake bottle and mist on face and neck / décolletage after washing face or wearing a mask (either a face mask worn in public or a skincare mask). Immediately follow with a face oil during cleansing process.
When using bottle, shake bottle and soak cotton pad and wipe face and neck / décolletage after washing face or wearing a mask (either a face mask worn in public or a skincare mask). Immediately follow with a face oil during cleansing process.
The 4oz bottle can also be used as a hair rinse! Perfect for dull, lifeless hair, it helps to decrease product build-up and restore body and shine for glossy and bouncy hair. Herbal rinses are a wonderful botanical treat for your hair. This contains no water and will need to be diluted before application. Dry hair likes less vinegar and oily hair will like more. A good start is to use an apple cider vinegar based hair rinse 1 to 2 times a month for shiny and robust hair. Will also help with dandruff and dry scalp.
Made with lemon balm, lavender, chamomile, rose, calendula, comfrey, lemon peel, rosemary, sage, peppermint, elderflower, helichrysum, witch hazel, apple cider vinegar & vodka * used all organic ingredients. EO free!
Lemon balm is a strong anti-inflammatory with antibacterial agents. It soothes, cleanses and tightens the skin, is excellent for acne and other problematic skin conditions and fights fine lines and wrinkles while stimulating circulation without irritation. Research has shown it fights UV damage with caffeic and ferulic acids that penetrate all of three layers of our skin. Lemon balm contains a high level of antioxidants, flavonoids, tannins, Eugenol and antiviral agents.
Lavender is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic. Lavender contains many skin care benefits, including antioxidants, which can detox the skin and reduce inflammation. Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin and can work to reduce blemish-causing bacteria on the skin’s surface which results in clearer skin, reducing and treating acne.
Chamomile helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars and fight breakouts due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Chamomile is full of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage.
Rose has antioxidants help to strengthen skin cells, which in turn, can help regenerate skin tissues and work to neutralize free radicals, which can provide anti-aging benefits to the skin. Roses moisturize the skin, while protecting it from moisture loss and keeping the moisture barrier strong ~ soothing itchiness and irritation. Rose is anti-inflammatory which can help reduce the appearance of redness on the skin. With this ingredient being so deeply hydrating, it increases water content in the skin as opposed to the level of oils. Even for those who do not suffer from dry skin, the hydration that rose helps to balance the hydration in the skin which can help to control excess oil production. Rose oils are also packed with vitamin A and C, which can help with aging skin. Apart from smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, these vitamins help to reduce the look of age spots on the skin and aid with collagen production. There are also astringent properties in roses that help to lift dirt and oil from the skin to help it maintain its natural pH balance.
Calendula helps soothe and visibly improve skin. It helps skin look smooth, radiant and dewy-fresh. It even helps skin resist early signs of aging over time, including dull skin, dry fine lines, and uneven skin tone and texture.
Comfrey contains allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, along with other substances that reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy and soft.
Lemon peel helps in preventing and fighting wrinkles, acne, pigmentation and dark spots. The free radicals play a very important role in this process. These are also rich in antioxidants.
Rosemary can help lightens dark spots and blemishes on the skin resulting in an improved skin complexion. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. It also helps to heal burns and soothe the skin.
Sage stimulates cell renewal and increases blood circulation. The herb is rich in calcium and vitamin A, which are needed for daily cell regeneration. This renewal process helps minimize and delay the onset of facial wrinkles. Sage improves the appearance of varicose veins and broken capillaries by reducing redness and restricting capillaries. It assists oily or dry skin by helping to regulate sebum production, which makes it effective in treating conditions such as seborrhea, dandruff or acne. Anti-septic and astringent.
Peppermint naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne
Elderflower contains antioxidants that protect against sun and other free-radical damage. It also promotes blood circulation and is packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E which are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and evening out skin tone.
Helichrysum is emollient and moisturizing, helping to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and even the appearance of skin tone and texture. Awakens the skin with instant, nourishing hydration and a high content of antioxidants. Those with oily skin may find it works to reduce the appearance of oil build ups while still delivering the moisture the skin needs. It works on reducing the appearance of blemishes as well.
Witch Hazel gently cleanses skin, removes dirt, makeup & clogged sebum from pores without drying. The witch hazel extract I use has been double distilled, and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. This makes it more soothing than the version found in most stores, and lacks the alcohol sting and scent. This extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the witch hazel tree.
Apple cider vinegar balances skin's ph, removes dead skin cells, lightens hyper-pigmentation and stimulates circulation. Great for acne prone skin and helps to lighten acne scars, also minimizing the appearance of pores.
Vodka brightens and tones skin.