Hydrating Botanical Mists combine purified water, essences and extracts with aromatherapy and have amazing benefits for all skin types. So with so many to choose from it can be hard to decide which ones are for you. The other question you need to ask is, ‘what’s in the bottle?’, because a lot of commercially produced mists will contain dispersant synthetics that can cause sensitivities.
MEM’s Botanical Mists contain only natural and botanical ingredients and do not contain any synthetics or dispersants at all. They are also naturally vegan and cruelty-free.
Essences and extracts are now common in most skincare, especially in facial mists and spritzers, but if you read labels (like I do) you’ll probably have noticed that there is the odd preservative and/or antibacterial component in some/most of them. While keeping the purity of the product is very important, the stability of a water based mist can be achieved using more natural, botanical compounds. Using a purity protocol that is completely organic, botanic and natural (as MEM does) has knock on benefits for those who are sensitive to synthetics on an emotional and mental level.
Sure we can see skin irritations, that’s easy, but when it comes to identifying the triggers for emotional states, that can be a little more involved.
I personally believe that the combination of the toxic chemicals in mainstream personal care products pose a danger that cannot be underestimated. And I know from personal experience that eliminating water based products from your routine (creams, gels, lotions) has a massive and direct impact upon the amount of toxins you consume via your skin each day. (The only water based products I make and use are the Botanical Mists)
Reactions like headaches, mood swings, irrational behaviour, outbursts, depression and emotional withdrawal may be caused by the products we are using. When using a product like a facial mist/auric mist, that is going to be directly inhaled as well as absorbed by the skin, it needs to be as pure as possible.
'Peace' contains the amazing Fragonia (Agonis fragrans) aromatic; a wild harvested flower from Western Australia and native to Australia that's almost rose-like in scent profile. It has that fresh expansiveness, typical of Australian flora but with such a complexity that it needs no other accompaniment. It's paired with an Australian Sandalwood Hydrosol and a crystal essence to help transmute EMR (electro-magnetic radiation from electrical devices) and ground the energy body, helping to establish better balance, peacefulness and relaxation. Consider this the 'digi detox' blend if you suffer from over-exposure to electrical frequencies.
In ‘Quiet’ Botanical Mist I’ve used my in house prepared Vanilla Bean extract to bring a comforting signature to the blend, and ‘Fringed Violet’ Flower Essence to heal and protect the energy body. Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils hold this together in a super-soothing blend that’s as good for treating panic attacks and inducing sleeptime bliss as it is for sunburn or prickly heat rash.
With ‘Clarity’ I wanted to establish a very ‘clean and purified’ signature so I used a Jasmine Green Tea extract (which is refreshing and cleansing for all skin types) with Geranium (physical and emotional balancer) and Tea Tree (astringent and healing) essential oils. To bring a sense of security to the mind and emotions I used ‘Elestial on Citrine with Black Tourmaline’ Crystal Essence that grounds and clarifies as well.
‘Radiant’ has an antioxidant rich Rosehip & Hibiscus Nib extract with ‘Angelsword’ Flower Essence to help us feel confident and assured. Together with an essential oil blend of Rose Geranium and Jasmine Sambac, it delivers a feminine, sensual vibe that’s beautifully indulgent.
Quiet, Clarity, Radiant and Peace Botanical Mists are all boosted with Kakadu Plum Extract for a shot of healing Vitamin C. View all the Botanical Mists here...
Each mist purchased from the website is prepared to order and will last for approximately 3-6 months in optimum condition when stored away from light and heat. As there are no dispersal chemicals you simply shake the bottle each time before use, and mist on a small amount as needed.
So how do I prevent the mists from ‘going off’ without using synthetic preservative?
I use a very natural and botanical fermented Radish Root component that helps to keep the ingredients fresh and pristine. It is innocuous and has a very low possibility of reaction from even the most sensitive skin. It is also odourless, so it won't affect the aromatics of your beautiful Mist. Certified Organic botanic hydrosols also help to keep the purified water quotient of the formulation to the bare minimum. Hydrosols are the purified water that comes off the distillation process when making essential oils. They are used in traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy because of their gentle effects and the fact they have a very low amount of volatile constituent.
This, along with the high standard of manufacturing process, combined with the most pure ingredients, act as further self-preserving mechanisms. The essential oils used are powerfully antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant. The essences and extracts are made using alcohol which is also a preservative (the amount of alcohol in the mists is negligible, being less than 1% of the formulation, not really detectible at all and, at that dilution, it is not an issue for even the most sensitive skin).
While the use of completely botanical, natural and synthetic free preservative methods makes the shelf life of the product shorter, it exponentially increases the benefits to you and your skincare regime. Simply by eliminating what we know causes reactions we can increase the benefits of daily self care and maintenance, so we observe quicker results and better long term outcomes.