Cornflower Hydrosol

BOTANICAL NAME: Centaurea (from Greek, kentaur meaning a Centaur) cyanus (dark blue - the colour of the flowers)

EXTRACTION: Steam distillation 

DESCRIPTION: The Cornflower, or Centaurea cyanus, is a vibrant blue annual flower native to Europe.  In the past this plant grew as a weed in cornfields, which is the origin of its name.  However, in recent years it has become endangered due to an increase in herbicide use. The cornflower has been naturalized beyond its native region and can now be found in North America as well as Australia. The plant produces an edible flower that is used in cuisine as a garnish and is also used occasionally when making tea. Many hundreds of years ago, cornflower tea was said to have aided with healing against the plague. Through the process of steam distillation, the petals of the cornflower are used to create a hydrosol that captures the full arsenal of this flower's therapeutic capabilities. Cornflower hydrosol has a very delicate, slightly floral scent.  It tones and firms the delicate skin in the eye area and has a cool feeling that relieves puffiness.

FOUND IN: Eyewaken Eye Cream.