8 ounce Spray Bottle
Callicarpa Americana Hydrosol
This is unconcentrated form of Beautyberry. The hydrosol is pleasant fragerance that can be used to naturally repel mosquitoes and ticks.
Active Ingredients: Rosemary, Beautyberry
The USDA claims the American Beauty Berry has a compound "callicarpenol" that is an irritant to mosquitoes, ants, and other pesky critters.
Hydrosols are sometimes referred to as hydrolats, distillate waters or floral waters. Explained as simply as possible, a hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after steam-distilling or hydro-distilling botanical material such as lavender. —www.aromaweb.com
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