Hydrosol Mix of the Week - Sage and Melissa
Melissa hydrosol has skin calming and antioxidant properties, and even helps fight skin infections. I have used it in many personalized skin tonics. It is good for combination skin and gentle enough for sensitive skin. I am seriously in love with its light, lemony-green-ish scent, and find it works well in just about any mix (and pretty much for every skin type).
Sage hydrosol offers the following properties: purifying, balancing and deodorizing. It also brings sweat-inhibiting qualities (ideal for both hot summer days and hot flashes!) The scent is crisp, green, fresh and mouth-watering – very much like sniffing the fresh herb.
How They Mix
Not only do these 2 do well together and compliment each others sense of freshness, they do not 'shift position' in the mix at all. The balance is so perfect that I can't believe I haven't thought of combining these 2 earlier. This is ideal as a refreshing skin mist or as a cooling face and body tonic.
One for the To-Do List
Adding aloe vera to this combination would make a wonderful after-sun skin calming mist, and I imagine the green scent of these 2 hydrosols together would work well with aloe veras distinct aroma.