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Chamomile Water Soothes Sensitive Skin

Friday, May 4th, 2012

ChamomileChamomile water is a hydrosol created when essential oil is distilled from chamomile flowers. It contains the water-soluble components of the plant left behind during distillation, as well as some of the plant’s oils, so it has a more complex chemistry that the essential oil. It is also milder in its effects, and is well tolerated by sensitive skin.

You can use it directly on inflamed areas to soothe and calm them, provided you have an alcohol-free product. People find it especially helpful with reddened eyes, and to lighten dark circles around the eyes. Plus it is very refreshing and a delight to spritz onto the face.

It can also relieve dry itchy skin and reduce discomfort.