Rose – The Queen of Flora.
It is small wonder that Chloris, the nymph of Spring, and goddess of flowers, named the rose the Queen of Flowers. In touch, fragrance and aesthetic its floral qualities are unmatched. On a warm Summer’s day, who hasn’t plunged their face into the silken, cool layered petals for an airy draught of sweet-scented bliss, so sensual, refreshing and beguiling no words can do it justice.
This is the experience we wanted to evoke when designing our Rose Water, the staple ingredient of our rather special Rose Toner #8. This is essence of liquid rose encapsulated in a bottle, and combined with Lavender Water and Witch-hazel it creates a toner which tightens pores, soothes, enriches and smoothes the skin for a glowing complexion. Designed for all skin types, this toner relieves dryness, calms redness and Rosacea and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
How we make it
The rose water is made from several distillations using organic roses harvested in Sussex. Once picked and gathered the roses are then dried on racks and we turn them each day for even drying. On distillation day these are mixed with a few fresh baskets of petals for quality and intensity. We distil slowly, gently, and respectfully from early in the morning until late at night. The flower water drips into the glass separator until we end up with flower water in one bottle and precious essential oil in the other.
How to use it
Rose Toner #8 is the ideal way to complete your daily facial cleansing ritual. Either dowse cotton wool with Rose Toner and wipe the skin gently after cleansing, or close your eyes and spray liberally over your face, then wipe away. Once in a while, spray the face and simply let the rose toner sink in and dry naturally to reap the full rewards of its therapeutic ingredients. We encourage you to carry a bottle in your bag and spritz throughout the day or whenever you need to refresh, calm and evoke that feeling of floral Summer well-being.