This exotic blend of Hawaiian sandalwood, vetiver, neroli and blue tansy will calm your mind and lift your spirits while refreshing your skin. Līhau (which means gentle cool rain) helps soothe, tone and hydrate all skin types. The antioxidant infused formula can also help balance skin and calm irritation.
Note: Līhau has a blue tint and the blue tansy often settles at the top of the bottle, forming a ring (or even particles) at the top. This is completely normal. Simply shake before using.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Santalum paniculatum (sandalwood) hydrosol ,Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), Water, Sodium hyaluronate, Vetiveria zizandiodes (vetiver) root oil,Tanacetum annum (blue tansy) flower oil, Citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange/neroli) flower oil, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, alcohol, Sodium benzoate.
What is floating in my facial mist? Did you notice that our Līhau has a blue/green tint? This is intentional. The green (or blue-ish) ring is actually the blend of essential oils - vetiver, neroli and blue tansy. When you shake it up a bit, it disperses and creates a beautiful experience with every spray. While there are chemicals that could be added to force the ingredients to blend together, Honua prefers to keep the formula more natural. Simply give it a few shakes before using and spritz away. .
What does hydrosol mean? Is hydrosol good for skin? Hydrosol, also known as distillates, flower waters and floral waters), can be distilled from the petals, leaves, bark, stems, roots and other parts of a plant. They are produced during the distillation process that extracts essential oils. During this process the essential oils naturally separate and float to the surface, where they are removed. The remaining water is called a hydrosol. Hydrosols have minute concentrations of the essential oils present, which gives them their fragrant scent. They are great for skin because hydrosol contains therapeutic properties of the plant that are not always present in the essential oil itself.
Where is the sandalwood hydrosol from? Honua uses sustainable Hawaiian sandalwood grown on Hawaii Island. Hāloa' Āina is a Hawaiian family owned business dedicated to restoring the native dryland forest on Hawaii Island. Before their care-taking, the forest was stressed from years of cattle grazing and wild sheep. They helped to remove damaged trees and care for the land and thanks to their efforts; a natural regeneration is returning the forest to its native, pre-ranching condition. Together with their sister company, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, they produce top quality sandalwood oil and hydrosol, right on the Big Island. The essential oil of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood is extracted through steam distillation of pieces of wood from dead and dying sandalwood.