Study, Notes, Research, Slow Living Mindfullness

Taking the time needed to formulate, study, research and create the botanical beauty blend we are going after is so worth it. Creating one product with game changing, high quality raw ingredients blended together perfectly that deliver beautiful results. This is the hero of our farm's T S F Botanical Skin Care Collection.


We are looking for those interested in our independent clinical studies. Leave a comment about some of your skin issues, and what would matter to you in a facial beauty product. 

One Good Way To Keep Your Face Hydrated

Living in the Arizona desert, I understand how heat and dry weather can wreak havoc on skin. Being an older woman, my skin is considered to be "mature." Mature skin is generally dry. Besides being on the dry side, my skin can also be reactive and sensitive.  Because of this, hydration is a must in my daily skin care rituals. English Lavender Hydrosol Facial Tonic is my "go to" hydration/toning product. Personally, I think that no matter what skin type you have, hydration should be part of how you care for your skin.

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How I use our hydrosol

My skin care ritual starts off first thing in the morning. After gently cleansing with one of our Skin Milk Cleansing Bars, I hydrate with our Lavender Hydrosol Facial Tonic. Hydrating means that I mist liberally - from the top of the head to the bottom of my neck.  While the plant benefits dry on my skin, I head to the kitchen to make morning coffee.

After misting with our hydrosol, I will massage our farm's botanical serum into my skin and then use either coconut oil or shea butter as a protectant. 


What Are Hydrosols?

Hydrosols are one of the best skin care musts that can help hydrate, soothe, comfort, balance and tone any kind of skin.  I LOVE them and the English Lavender Hydrosol is part of my daily skin care ritual rehydrating my skin as well as providing the nourishment of Vitamin A & C (what Lavender provides).

So, what IS a hydrosol? It's the steam product from fresh plant material (it can be leaves, fruit, herbs, flowers) that go through the distillation process providing the benefit of the WHOLE PLANT. 

 English lavender growing and being hand harvested at an organic family farm in the PNW. 

English lavender growing and being hand harvested at an organic family farm in the PNW. 

The Process

Our farm's hydrosols come directly from a small organic family farm in the PNW. These farmers grow a variety of herbs/flowers  - lavender/rose geranium/calendula/german chamomile being just a few. In the right season, these fresh plants are harvested by hand, taken to the building on the farm that houses large copper alembic stills that have a measured amount of water.  A low heat brings the plant/water to a simmer creating the steam. That steam is captured (in the copper piping) and then bottled. All the beauty and goodness and plant benefit ends up in the large containers. This goodness is shipped to our farm where we bottle, label, package and ship to you. 

Why copper? Copper is known for its anti-microbial properties and may have some preservative effect on the hydrosols.  Hydrosols distilled on copper have a sweeter aroma and are useable immediately.